City Press – The case to review the new version of the Mining Charter will be heard from February 19 to 21 at the Pretoria High Court. The proceedings will involve mines and controversial Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, and unions and community organisations.
Silicosis suit near settlement
The Citizen – The class action, brought by thousands of mineworkers who contracted lung diseases while working for SA gold miners, has been postponed as the parties are close to a settlement, lawyers for the companies said.
Silicosis appeal on hold as settlement with worker’s beckons
Business Day – In a clear sign that a multibillion-rand settlement between gold mining companies and lawyers representing tens of thousands of former mine workers with lung sickness silicosis is near; both sides have asked for and have been granted a postponement of an appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Silicosis case could be settled soon
The Herald – The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted a postponement of the appeal in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation.
Parties close to lawsuit settlement
Sowetan – Many of the nearly 500 000 miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis are from neighbouring countries that supplied labour to South African mines.
Mining bloodbath set to continue following tariff hike
SA BREAKING NEWS – South Africa’s Chamber of Mines said the 5.23 percent electricity tariff increase could have a crippling effect on an industry that has already experienced considerable struggles during the past two years.
Toxic conditions severely impacting mining in South Africa
Mining Review – Uncertain policy caused by the Reviewed Mining Charter, the MPRDA Amendment Bill, and allegations of corruption and state capture have paralyzed the mining industry.
Business, markets fear Ramaphosa will be hamstrung
Business Day – Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter said: “The newly elected president of the ANC and members of the national executive committee have a considerable task at hand and, on behalf of the mining industry, we wish them well.
What trade unions and big business say about the electricity price hike
Business Day – Chamber of Mines chief economist Henk Langenhoven said: "This short-term measure must be followed by the design and implementation of a structural adjustment programme of the entire electricity sector where Eskom would be only one of a range of suppliers."
Few worthwhile opportunities are seen in SA
Business Report – Mining companies have either placed investments on hold or focused efforts on other destinations as they did not see worthwhile opportunities in South Africa because of the adverse trading environment.