AngloGold fumes as mass safety audits debilitate its mines
Mining MX – Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, has added his voice to criticism that the South African government is wrongly applying safety-related audits and checks.
Breathing space for mines as Department of Water and Sanitation relaxes tailing lining requirements
Lexology – Given the significant negative environmental impacts mines can cause, proper environmental management regulation is crucial.
Why it’s so hard to mine in SA’s North West province
Mining MX – Lonmin warned shareholders that whilst the second half of its financial year was seasonally better than the first – with normally less disruptions – this year might be different.
Rights of groups vulnerable to HIV must be safeguarded – Chamber of Mines
Mining Weekly – To effectively combat HIV/Aids, countries should have laws that are not punitive but protective of human rights or vulnerable groups such as sex workers, drug users, homosexuals and transgender people.
India, Africa could be new global demand base consumers as China wanes – Baxter
Mining Weekly – Following China’s economic slowdown, and its subsequent decreased demand for minerals, a new global demand base consumer is required to spur growth in the mining industry, with India and Africa boasting significant potential, according to Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO Roger Baxter.
SA miners are well placed to take advantage of renewable energy
Business Day – South Africa along with Chile and Australia are most likely to emerge as global leaders in the mining industry’s shift to renewable energy, a new report from BMI Research released on Monday morning said.
How wrong the UN was on SA gold ‘smuggling’
City Press – Simple statistical mistakes seemingly led one of the leading global experts on illicit financial flows to wrongly claim that billions of dollars worth of gold has been smuggled out of South Africa.
Getting benefits to ill mine workers
The New Age – The six mining companies that form the working group on occupational lung say they are actively supporting the work being done by the National Departments of Mineral Resources and Health to ensure former mine workers are able to claim all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Gold miners support government’s compensation efforts
Mining Review – Gold miners from the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group say they continue to provide support to government’s efforts in respect of unclaimed benefits.
Chamber of Mines disputes report on gold exports under-invoicing
Mining Review – The Chamber of Mines has voiced its concern over the report on gold exports published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).