New charter must facilitate a rebirth of mining
fin24 – Last weekend’s talks on the Mining Charter, initiated by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, were quite robust. That should be no surprise to anyone.
Vodacom to address RSA mining safety challenges with technology
IM international mining – The South African mining industry has in recent times been experiencing serious safety challenges. Vodacom has announced its intention to join forces with the Mining Precinct@Carlow Road and mining sector in general to make use of its technology in order to help solve some of the critical challenges identified by the mining sector.
Improving transparency in mining industry
IOL – The mining industry on the African continent has a bad history when it comes to exploitation of workers, and the mineral wealth of countries and South Africa is no exception.
Ramaphosa rules out nationalisation of mines
Ewn – President Cyril Ramaphosa said a new Mining Charter would be drafted within the next three months.
Fears that carbon tax could limit SA economy
Fin24 – Concerns raised in the public comments on the draft carbon tax bill include the adverse effect it will have on the SA economy.
Sibanye-Stillwater launches DigiMine at Wits
mining review – To celebrate the launch of the Digital Mining Laboratory sponsored by Sibanye-Stillwater at the University of the Witwatersrand later this month, the Wits Mining Institute will host a seminar on 26 and 27 March 2018 showcasing its high-tech DigiMine and research.
Mining industry reacts to cabinet reshuffle
Money web – What Zwane’s swan song and Mantashe’s appointment mean for the industry – Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter.
You could’ve replaced Zwane with a chair, you’d be better off! - Bruce Whitfield
702 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has sacked Mosebenzi Zwane as Minister of Mineral Resources, appointing Gwede Mantashe in his place.
Old foe, known quantity, Mantashe will give momentum to Mining Charter talks
Mining Mx – Of all the new cabinet appointments made by South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, yesterday, sending Gwede Mantashe to the mines ministry was one of the most surprising and perhaps the most inspired of mobilisations.
South African miners welcome ‘tough’ new minister
Financial Times – The South African mining industry welcomed the appointment by President Cyril Ramaphosa of new minister for mineral resources.