CoM sees green shoots in mining industry as job losses wane
Mining Weekly – The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Thursday said that, despite general uncertainty about the global economy and the direction and sustainability of commodity prices, as well as domestic cost and policy pressures, it seems as if there are “green shoots” of improvements “if one [looks] carefully”.
No mining charter in sight
Moneyweb – Let’s chat now to the editor of Mineweb, Warren Thompson, who takes us through some of the main stories of the week.
Chamber of Mines in the dark over delay in Mining Charter
Fin24 – The Chamber of Mines said it has no insight into what is causing the delay in the publication of a revised Mining Charter, which was due at the end of March 2017.
Chamber of Mines concerned about Gordhan’s recall from investor roadshow
Citizen – In a statement, the Chamber said it was concerned about both the timing of the request and the negative impact this has had on the markets.
The politics of South African goldmines, silicosis and TB
Miningne.ws – The gold mining industry is trying to move sick miners from the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA) to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).
Chamber of Mines concerned about Gordhan situation
Jacaranda FM – The Chamber of Mines said on Tuesday that it was deeply concerned about recent developments regarding the request by President Zuma for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return home in the middle of an important international investor roadshows.
Cosatu wants Zuma to explain Gordhan call-back
EWN – Cosatu’s General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali believes President Jacob Zuma has embarrassed South Africans over the current Pravin Gordhan matter.
Mining charter amendments a mystery as March deadline nears
Mining mx – South Africa’s Chamber of Mines did not have any meetings scheduled with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) this week which means it would not have been consulted on amendments to the mining charter were it gazetted before month-end.
Silicosis – unpacking the gold mines’ strategy
Daily Maverick – Gold mining companies have launched an appeal against last year’s court decision to allow miners suffering from silicosis and TB to fight for compensation as a group. The matter is to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in May.
Reshuffle Chronicles: Playing with matches, Zuma may start a fire he cannot control
Daily Maverick – On Monday it emerged that the chances of President Jacob Zuma sacking Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan were higher than they had been since he was forced to appoint him in December 2015.