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COMMISSION

'I was trying to help at Marikana' – Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa did not tell former police minister Nathi Mthethwa how to intervene in the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday. "I felt duty bound to try and help, to see the extent to which one...
11th August 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

New Minister has his work cut out for him as raft of issues require his attention

Newly appointed Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has inherited a challenging portfolio from former Minister Susan Shabangu, with several critical issues that will have to be addressed soon if he is to return South Africa’s mining...
4th July 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Lawyer decries proposed amendments to mine health, safety law

WILLEM LE ROUX The most onerous of the proposed amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act include the proposed amendments to sections 47 and 92 of the Act  Law firm ENSafrica mine and occupational health and safety joint head Willem le Roux highlighted several proposed amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) No. 29 of 1996 that he believes are onerous to employers at the firm's yearly...
4th July 2014
 
NGOAKO RAMATLHODI

New Minister has his work cut out for him as raft of issues require his attention

Newly appointed Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has inherited a challenging portfolio from former Minister Susan Shabangu, with several critical issues that will have to be addressed soon if he is to return South Africa’s mining...
4th July 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Lorimer calls for mining royalties to be reinvested in communities

Government must reform its spending on mining royalties in order to improve the lives of mining communities, says Democratic Alliance Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer. Speaking shortly before the appointment of Ngoako Ramatlhodi as...
26th May 2014
 
NEW CABINET

Zuma names new Finance, Mineral Resources Ministers

New Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene South African President Jacob Zuma promoted Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to Finance Minister on Sunday, replacing the widely respected Pravin Gordhan in a new Cabinet line-up at the start of a second five-year term in office. The day...
25th May 2014
 
NEW CABINET

Zuma announces new Cabinet

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday announced the new Cabinet for his second five-year term in office. African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is Deputy President. Zuma named a Nhlanhla Nene Finance Minister, Ngoaka Ramatlhodi...
25th May 2014
 
ILLEGAL MINING

SA lost R7.5bn to illegal mining last year, scourge posing health, safety hazards

SUSAN SHABANGU
More sustainable methods for the closure of open holes and shafts to prevent illegal miners from reopening sealed access points is needed
Illegal mining has been highlighted as a national threat and a priority by the South African government and is estimated to have accounted for over R7.5-billion in lost revenue last year.
2nd May 2014
 
Diversified Miners

Trade union spurs government to face AMD challenge

RISKY RESULTS 
Research has highlighted the devastating effects of AMD and other water-related problems, as well as the apparent delays by government to address the pending crisis
The heavy rains during March caused an environmental disaster when millions of litres of acid mine drainage (AMD) started decanting from an old mine ventilation shaft on Johannesburg’s West Rand, flowing through Krugersdorp Game Park into the...
2nd May 2014
 
Mining Services

WMRI to be relaunched or closed at the end of 2014

PROF. FRED CAWOOD The major determinant of the success of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Mining Research Institute is funding Senate members of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have determined that the current format of the Wits Mining Research Institute (WMRI) is not sustainable, owing to a lack of funding, mine surveying professor and school head at the Wits...
2nd May 2014
 
COAL

Forbes Coal extends Ikwezi property acquisition closing date

TSX- and JSE-listed Forbes & Manhattan Coal on Wednesday announced that it had extended the closing date for the acquisition of a portion of junior coal miner Ikwezi Mining’s mining right for Alleen No 2, located adjacent to Forbes’ current...
30th April 2014
 
GOLD

Sibanye ups Q1 gold output 11%, awaits ruling on strike

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye Gold has improved its year-on-year production of gold, lifting output by 11% to 332 400 oz for the quarter ended March 31 as the company’s Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix mines strengthened production...
24th April 2014
 
 
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