Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives
BD LIVE – In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe — but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards.
All hail lifesaving South Africa's Mines Rescue Services
Africa News – These men are preparing for their test at South Africa’s Mines Rescue Services (MRS), an elite unit dedicated to saving lives in a country with the deepest mines in the world.
Mining Weekly interviews Vusi Mabena
Mining Weekly – Mining Weekly interviews Ambrose Vusumuzi Richard Mabena, Senior executive: transformation and stakeholder relations, Chamber of Mines of South Africa
Mining Charter talks on track, says Zwane
Business Day – The government and the mining industry had reached agreement on most of the sticking points in the new draft Mining Charter and would now deal with the "nitty-gritty", Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Wednesday.
Mining sector must dig deeper
Business Day – The mining industry’s journey has lasted more than 130 years so far. It has been mostly bleak, caught in violent storms. It has mostly moved forwards, sometimes backwards, sometimes marching in directions it should never have taken.
Zwane pledges to support mines
IOL – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane yesterday committed to solving the problems facing South Africa’s ailing mining industry, which has shed thousands of jobs, as he called for the creation of new players.
Court scuppers lawyer’s bid to join Chamber of Mines charter case
Business Day – Mining lawyer Hulme Scholes and his firm Malan Scholes Inc have failed in their attempt to have the Chamber of Mines’s legal challenge around empowerment clauses in the Mining Charter joined with their action to have the document declared invalid.
Time to acknowledge our unsung miners
Miningmx – Workers’ Day, May 1 or May Day, (celebrated today, May 2) provides us all with a time to reflect. To reflect not just on the more obvious roles of the 6.6 million workers in the formal sector of the South African economy and of the 450,000 in the mining sector alone, but also on the contributions that these often unsung individuals have made to our country, to our people and to our mining industry on which so much of our economy and welfare depends.
Chamber to nudge court over Mining Charter
Business Day – After waiting more than a month, the Chamber of Mines has instructed its lawyers to approach the high court to find out about the status of its application for a declaratory order around the ownership clauses in the Mining Charter.
Minister not empowered to rewrite the Mining Charter
Business Day – When Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane published a "draft reviewed Mining Charter" on April 15, he said it was meant "to enhance the ease of doing business, create regulatory clarity, predictability and certainty".