Reviving king of gold means getting mine workers off their knees
Moneyweb – Sibanye says industry will die by 2033 without big cost cuts.
WRC launches mine water atlas
Bizcommunity – The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas.
Mines will need to embrace technology or risk ‘sterilising resources’
Business Day – The mining industry has to change the way its works in order to survive, but the geology of SA’s deposits makes a quick fix challenging.
Fatality figures falling each year as South African mining sector targets 'zero harm'
Mining Weekly – As the yearly recorded number of mining injuries and fatalities in South Africa continues to decrease, albeit at a slower pace in 2016 than in previous years, the focus of the industry shifts once again to renewed efforts to bring the number of fatalities to zero.
Five PhD students graduate from Wits mining engineering school
Mining Weekly – Building on its focus of high-level research and innovation for the mining sector, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering has had another productive year, with five doctoral students graduating.
Efforts to compensate ex-miners less than satisfactory, says Oliphant
Citizen – The deputy minister said some of the major bottlenecks emanated from former mineworkers not having the requisite documents.
SA Mine Water Atlas launched
SABC – South Africa's Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane, on Thursday, launched the South African Mine Water Atlas at the UN Water Summit in Durban.
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.