Free, quality education a noble idea but out of reach, says Chamber of Mines
Business Day – Free, quality higher education was not possible in the current, constrained economic climate, the Chamber of Mines has argued in its submission to the fees commission.
Mines chamber upbeat despite policy uncertainty
Business Day – Chief economist Henk Langenhoven says the Chamber of Mines remains positive despite the uncertainty created by the ongoing discussions on a new Mining Charter.
Pivotal moment for South African mining
Platts – South Africa is currently redrafting its Mining Charter, hopefully bringing to an end a long period of disagreement and uncertainty.
The billions in unclaimed miner benefits; better cyber-diligence required – expert
Biz News – While conceding that some good work has been done in tracing the hundreds, if not thousands of mineworker beneficiaries of pension and provident funds, retirement fund fundi Allan Greenblo waves a large red flag about the seemingly cavalier manner in which it’s often done.
Dr Edna Molewa: There are strict regulations on mining authorisations
Miningne.ws – The Minister of Environmental affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has said that mining and its associated activities in the Mabola area is strictly regulated in terms of South Africa’s mining and biodiversity guideline.
Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?
Bizcommunity – The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies various targets, as well as a detailed timetable for their attainment.
Errant DMR failing to act in best interests of the people of South Africa
Mining Weekly – The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is failing to act in the best economic interests of the people of South Africa by continually trying to organise a separate kingdom for itself.
What the proposed Charter holds for the future of the SA mining industry (If there is one?)
Engineering News – The legal foundation for the Mining Charter lies in Section 100(2)(a) of the Minerals and Petroleum Development Act (the MPRDA) whereby the Minister of Mineral Resources: “..must … develop a broadbased socioeconomic empowerment Charter that will set the framework for targets and time table for effecting the entry into and active participation of historically disadvantaged South Africans into the mining industry, and allow such South Africans to benefit from the exploitation of the mining and mineral resources and the beneficiation of such mineral resources.”
Despite the Risks, South African Women Carve Out Careers in Mining
NewsDeeply – A push to bring some gender balance to South African mining has seen a rise in the number of women in the industry. But a lingering culture of discrimination and sexual harassment means humiliating and potentially dangerous conditions for the women working underground.
Chamber of Mines may challenge March gazette of mining charter
Miningmx – South Africa’s Chamber of Mines will turn to the courts again should the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) record the current draft of the mining charter in the government gazette next month.