A third of SA miners say no new investments in 2018 - survey
Eyewitness News – A third of South Africa’s largest mining companies are not considering any new investments in the sector in 2018 while one of them may even decide to pull out of the country, according to an industry survey unveiled by the Chamber of Mines on Monday.
“Tone deaf” Mosebenzi Zwane fails to read the room
Mining Review – In his keynote speech delivered at the 2018 Mining Indaba this morning, Minister Mosebenzi Zwane again failed to address the ongoing regulatory uncertainty bedeviling the South African mining industry.
SA mining talking to “certain ANC leaders” over Charter reform
Mining Mx – A little over an hour before mines minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, was expected to make his keynote address at the Mining Indaba, a conference in Cape Town, Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO, Roger Baxter, laid into the minister’s department [of Mineral Resources] for forging ahead with the controversial Mining Charter last year.
It's a matter of trust: Partnerships, mining and communities
Bizcommunity – The narrative of treating communities as partners rather than beneficiaries has found its way steadily into the mining sector’s approach, but the difficulty has been to put that idea into action, says Tim Hart, SRK Consulting’s corporate social and development consultant.
Repairing weak leadership crucial in saving SA’s mining sector
Mining Mx – In a New Year’s message, Chamber of Mines CEO, Roger Baxter, said the Chamber had made progress in the battle against corruption and unethical leadership.
Mining chamber welcomes state capture inquiry terms
ENCA – The Chamber of Mines on Friday welcomed the publication of the terms of reference for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s Commission of Inquiry into state capture.
Cyril Ramaphosa to tackle Mining Charter impasse
Business Day – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said he was ready to take on another seemingly intractable problem: the impasse in the mining sector between producers and the Department of Mineral Resources over the new Mining Charter.
Good mining policy can bring growth and transformation to a South African economy in need of positive new direction
MINING WEEKLY – South African mining could experience the same recovery under way in most other mining jurisdictions relatively quickly because its lagging relates overwhelmingly to injurious policy and not to the absence of inherent physical potential.
Only 39 years of gold left in SA
THE CITIZEN – In 39 years, finding gold in South Africa’s mine reserves might be an actual hunt for treasure. Stats SA recently announced that with the present production levels, there are only 39 years of accessible gold reserves remaining in SA mines.
Recovery in commodity prices keeps sector’s growth going
Business Day – Mining recorded growth in November, continuing a trend that has been aided by a recovery in commodity prices.