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Trevor Manuel
Trevor Manuel

Cabinet too big – Seifsa

Siefsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet is too big and will be too costly, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Monday. "While we understand that Cabinet appointments offer the president an opportunity to...
26th May 2014

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
Creamer Media on SAfm

01/02/2013 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

A massive drive is underway to keep enough coal in the country for the benefit of Eskom, which is heading for a worrying coal shortage; RBCT is going to be expanded for the sixth time in order to accommodate the new black junior coal exporters you...
1st February 2013

South Africa in need of Canadian-type junior boosting – Samda

The introduction of a flow-through share scheme of the kind adopted in Canada should be reconsidered in South Africa to boost junior mining, South African Mining Development Association (Samda) president Bridgette Radebe said on Wednesday. Radebe...
30th January 2013

South Africa has a 25% chance of becoming a failed State – futurologist

Owing to, among other factors, the events that took place at platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August futurologist and scenario planner Clem Sunter has adjusted South Africa’s probability of becoming a failed State to 25%. According...
30th November 2012

Stimulating mining investment urgent – National Development Plan

The stimulation of mining investment in South Africa is needed urgently, the National Development Plan 2030 states. The plan, released by National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel, finds that South Africa's substantial unrealised opportunity and...
15th August 2012
Mining Personality

Ian Benning

Position: CEO of Zyl Limited Main Activity of the Company: Metallurgical coal exploration and development
15th June 2012

SA should focus on infrastructure to unlock resource riches

South Africa had to take a fresh look at what its competitive advantages were and focus on developing and maintaining infrastructure that could unlock it, Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning, Trevor Manuel, said on...
6th June 2012
Editorial Insight

New exploration push, silica manganese end, infrastructure boost

The mining industry has been given 20 days from the Government Gazette notice of February 6 to offer ideas on lapsed and revoked South African mineral rights; BHP Billiton's Samancor has permanently stopped production of silica manganese; the...
17th February 2012


Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has wrested control of the moral high ground in the messy debate that African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema spawned on mine nationalisation, which an ANC study has dismissed as...
17th February 2012
Creamer Media on SAfm

10/02/2012 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

Xolani Gwala Trevor Manuel's planning commissions full weight behind delivering a better South African economy; Transnet getting coal to market from the emerging coalfields in the Waterberg; and Transnet has at last cracked the code for getting coal to market...
10th February 2012

Second Take: Position SA mining as economic change catalyst Video Available

Creamer Media’s Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Minister Trevor Manuel’s belief that SA mining needs to be positioned as an economic change catalyst.
9th February 2012
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