Radio 702 interview with Stephen Grootes
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CoM concerned about governance of new tax collection body
Mining Mx – The Chamber of Mines has laid into a Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) proposal in the newly redrafted mining charter that seeks to impose a 1% levy on mining company revenues for community development.
Chamber of Mines concerned over mining charter input
EWN – The Chamber of Mines says the Department of Mineral Resources is now trying to change the definition of transformation in the mining charter.
Chamber unhappy with revised mining charter
Business Day – Delays in finalising the charter and the court action over the 'once empowered always empowered' principle have caused uncertainty among investors.
EDITORIAL: Firm hand, not a strangling one
Business Day – South African gold mines are technological marvels, reaching down to tremendous depths, with AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine more than 4km deep. But this brings a plethora of safety challenges including seismicity problems, heat and dust.
The mining charter has entered the home straight, at last
Business Day – The final reviewed mining charter will be published next month, after a long process of consultations, the Department of Mineral Resources’ deputy director-general for mineral policy and promotion, Mosa Mabuza, said Wednesday.
SA mining charter talks “flawed” and “limited”: Chamber of Mines
Mining Mx – Discussions regarding a fresh version of South Africa’s mining charter were “flawed” and failed to absorb industry concerns, said Roger Baxter, CEO of the Chamber of Mines.
Court criticises safety officials
Herald Live – In a scathing judgment, the Labour Court has overturned a safety stoppage at Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Kopanangmine and addressed the core concern mining companies have about the way the Department of Mineral Resources’ safety officials implement stoppages.
South Africa chamber of mines welcomes limit to power of inspectorate
Out-Law – A ruling by the Labour Court of South Africa has clarified the limit of powers held by government safety inspectors, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa has said.
Chamber welcomes judgment by labour court
Mineweb – To set aside Section 54 order at AngloGold’s Kopanang.