Eskom’s improved outlook not about skill but rather SA’s economic slowdown
BD LIVE – After power cuts that crippled economic growth, SA has kept the lights on for more than six months and outages may not return in the next few years. But the improved outlook is less about what the state power utility is doing and more to do with an economic slowdown.
A mining sector in crisis
The Southern Times – The mining sector in the region is facing the severest stress witnessed in a long time which will see thousands of workers losing their jobs, and a situation that could strain the revenue streams of Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, whose projected economic growth for the year depend on good mining output and better commodity prices.
Coal mining sector in South Africa applauded for safety improvement
Mining Review – The coal mining sector in South Africa was applauded by Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke on Thursday for its continued improvement in safety performance.
Chamber of Mines applauds coal industry’s improved safety performance
World Coal – The Chamber of Mines recently attended the CoalSafe 2016 conference, hosted by the South African Colliery Managers’ Association (SACMA), in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
Eskom tariff hike: Job losses still a major concern, says Chamber of Mines
Eyewitness News – The Chamber of Mines says job losses are still a major concern, despite Eskom not being granted its full claim of R22.8 billion to recover costs and revenue shortfalls.
Chamber of Mines weighs in on Eskom tariff increase
SABC – Senior Executive at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Roger Baxter says that the electricity tariff increase might go up to 10% for industry as the billing is different from that of households.
Chamber of Mines opposes Eskom application
MoneyWeb – The Chamber of Mines has voiced its strong opposition to Eskom’s R22 billion Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application to the National Electricity Regulator of SA (Nersa) in respect of 2013/14.
Lessons of Lily mine disaster
BD Live – THERE is a certain irony to the fact that the accident at the Lily gold mine of Vantage Goldfields occurred just days after Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane released the 2015 mine safety statistics, which showed that fatalities had fallen 8%.
Finalise Minerals Act, says Chamber
Business Day TV – Roger Baxter, CEO of the Chamber of Mines, discusses regulatory uncertainty, job losses and a new Minister at the helm of the mining sector.
What's the state of our mining nation?
miningmx – In advance of President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address later this week, and as more than 7,000 people – investors, media, analysts, producers, governments, NGOs and others – gather in Cape Town for the annual Mining Indaba, it is worthwhile reflecting on the state of our mining nation.