Zwane up in arms over R26m claim
Fin24 – Sibanye Resources’ decision to sue government officials for an allegedly unwarranted safety shutdown at its Kroondal platinum mine last year is sparking a new feud in a sector infamous for straining business-government relations.
Chamber of Mines concerned about inappropriate application of regulations
Citizen – The industry’s goal was to ensure that regulations were properly implemented by all parties, including the inspectorate.
The Chamber of Mines says it’s shocked at Mineral Resources Minister
SAFM – The Chamber of Mines says it’s shocked at Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane’s statement directed at two of its members. On Wednesday Zwane said the mining companies were flouting safety laws and their actions cheapens the lives of mine workers.
Mosebenzi Zwane accuses mining companies of flouting the law
Business Live – Just days after saying the Department of Mineral Resources was "not at war" with Sibanye Gold and AngloGold Ashanti, minister Mosebenzi Zwane laid into both companies for "refusing to comply with the mining laws of the country."
Regulatory uncertainty clouds Nedbank mining outlook
Moneyweb – Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) expects continued regulatory uncertainty to further weigh on the South African mining industry in 2017.
The Joburg township where outlaws make the rules
GroundUp – It’s dangerous, often fatal, but illegal underground gold mining is pretty much all that sustains the economy of Lindelane, a sprawling township of tin shacks and shebeens near Benoni, to the east of Johannesburg. Try as they might, the police are powerless to combat an industry that government, mining houses and trade unions want stamped out.
Mining sector ‘in for torrid times’
Business Day – Mining Charter and resources bill, as well as several court cases, pit the Department of Mineral Resources against the industry .
South Africa’s mining sector at a crossroads, collaborative effort required
Mining Weekly – The global mining industry has been struggling since the 2008 international financial crisis set off a chain of events resulting in contracted growth in important markets, such as China, and recession in others, such as Europe, leading to severe declines in commodity prices.
Chamber of Mines prefers dialogue
BUSINESS DAY – Mining industry fatalities reached a record low last year, but 73 people were still killed in incidents at the country’s mines, and that excludes three miners who were trapped underground when a mine shaft collapsed at the Lily Mine in Barberton almost a year ago.
Mine fatalities drop for second year in a row
The New Age – Occupational safety in South African mining continues to improve with Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane announcing an overall 5% reduction in the number of fatalities in the sector.