Five PhD students graduate from Wits mining engineering school
Mining Weekly – Building on its focus of high-level research and innovation for the mining sector, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering has had another productive year, with five doctoral students graduating.
Efforts to compensate ex-miners less than satisfactory, says Oliphant
Citizen – The deputy minister said some of the major bottlenecks emanated from former mineworkers not having the requisite documents.
SA Mine Water Atlas launched
SABC – South Africa's Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane, on Thursday, launched the South African Mine Water Atlas at the UN Water Summit in Durban.
Free, quality education a noble idea but out of reach, says Chamber of Mines
Business Day – Free, quality higher education was not possible in the current, constrained economic climate, the Chamber of Mines has argued in its submission to the fees commission.
Mines chamber upbeat despite policy uncertainty
Business Day – Chief economist Henk Langenhoven says the Chamber of Mines remains positive despite the uncertainty created by the ongoing discussions on a new Mining Charter.
Pivotal moment for South African mining
Platts – South Africa is currently redrafting its Mining Charter, hopefully bringing to an end a long period of disagreement and uncertainty.
The billions in unclaimed miner benefits; better cyber-diligence required – expert
Biz News – While conceding that some good work has been done in tracing the hundreds, if not thousands of mineworker beneficiaries of pension and provident funds, retirement fund fundi Allan Greenblo waves a large red flag about the seemingly cavalier manner in which it’s often done.
Dr Edna Molewa: There are strict regulations on mining authorisations
Miningne.ws – The Minister of Environmental affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has said that mining and its associated activities in the Mabola area is strictly regulated in terms of South Africa’s mining and biodiversity guideline.
Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?
Bizcommunity – The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies various targets, as well as a detailed timetable for their attainment.
Errant DMR failing to act in best interests of the people of South Africa
Mining Weekly – The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is failing to act in the best economic interests of the people of South Africa by continually trying to organise a separate kingdom for itself.