Trade mis-invoicing – South Africa’s Chamber of Mines response to UNCTAD-sponsored report
tralac – The Chamber of Mines notes with concern the report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Trade Mis-invoicing in Primary Commodities in Developing Countries. The report asserts systematic under-invoicing of South Africa’s commodity exports.
Mining industry supports unclaimed benefits efforts - lung disease group
Fin24 – The six mining companies, which form the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group, said on Monday they fully and actively support the work being done by the national departments of Mineral Resources and Health to ensure that former mineworkers are able to claim all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Chamber disputes veracity of Unctad underinvoicing claim
Engineering News – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa (CoM) on Monday noted with concern the report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) in which it was asserted that South Africa’s commodity exports were being underinvoiced.
How mining companies should navigate the volatile environment
Mineweb – EY report explains how to reduce costs, improve productivity and be decisive in adopting portfolio strategies.
Mining houses pledge support for fight against HIV/Aids
Mining Weekly – Major miners Anglo American and Harmony Gold have pledged their support for the United Nations' HIV/Aids organisation UNAids’ global #ProTEST HIV campaign.
Take a Chance: Welcome to the golden underground world of Zama-Zamas
Daily Maverick – After 120 years of mining, a 16,000km labyrinth of underground passageways extends across the Witwatersrand belt. An estimated 350 illegal miners operate in the West Wits area at any one time, supporting perhaps 5,000 people in the nearby Sol Plaatje township or in the canvas, tin and wooden squatter settlements dotting the veld.
New Wits Mining Institute to focus on innovation
Mining Weekly – Innovative technology solutions for the struggling mining sector will be the focus of a new unit at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), which brings together various disciplines under former School of Mining Engineering head Professor Fred Cawood.
South African mining sector alive with opportunities for young people – govt official
Mining Weekly – There are significant opportunities for young entrepreneurs to enter the local mining industry, particularly with a number of senior miners exiting their existing assets owing to depressed commodity prices and general business challenges, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) deputy director-general Joel Raphela told delegates at the 2016 Youth in Mining, Procurement and Transformation Summit, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.
Five pearls of wisdom
Mineweb – Mining industry leaders share lessons with junior miners.
Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives
BD LIVE – In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe — but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards.