Is modernisation a must for South African mines?
Crown – On 18 October Siemens hosted a Mining Technology Day in Sandton. The keynote address was given by Sietse van der Woude, Head of Modernisation and Safety, Chamber of Mines.
RSA Chamber of Mines concerned by violence in mining communities
Mining Review – The Chamber of Mines refers to killings, many in assassination-style incidents, of a reported six trade unionists on the western limb of the platinum belt.
Zwane allegedly targets Royal Bafokeng mines for cutting off Gupta company
City Press – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has allegedly made another astonishing intervention to protect the Gupta family’s business interests in the mining sector.
Chamber of Mines blasts charter as a ‘total disaster’
business live – The third Mining Charter gazetted in June is an “unmitigated disaster” not just for the South African mining industry, but for the country and it is “incomprehensible” that the mineral resources minister thought he was legitimately exercising his powers, the Chamber of Mines says in its challenge to set aside the document.
South African mining industry must modernise – Chamber of Mines
Mining Weekly – The South African mining industry has to modernise as a matter of urgency in order to halt job cuts in the industry, as well as to create more jobs, says Chamber of Mines modernisation and safety head Sietse van der Woude.
Chamber files for review of 'disastrous' Mining Charter
Fin24 – Johannesburg – The Chamber of Mines filed an application in the North Gauteng High court on Tuesday to have a judicial review and setting aside of the Mining Charter.
Mining industry on alert over violence on the platinum belt
Mail & Guardian – The recent spate of killings on North West province’s platinum belt mirrors the murders that happened before the Marikana massacre in August 2012.
CoM shows off potential of rooftop agriculture in Johannesburg inner city
Mining Weekly – The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Wednesday hosted the launch of the Urban Agriculture Initiative, which is aimed at creating a vibrant urban agricultural ecosystem by “innovatively” repurposing disused rooftops and making use of hydroponics and aquaponics to produce agricultural produce for Johannesburg’s inner city communities.
South Africa should consider agromining – US professor
Mining Weekly – South Africans, who have been mining for metals for more than a century, were this week urged to farm for metals.
'We will have to eyeball each other': Chamber of Mines president Mxolisi Mgojo
Bizcommunity – The Chamber of Mines has taken a stance against corruption and bad government in its decision on how to deal with Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, but realises it needs to "eyeball and wrestle" all stakeholders around a table to thrash out good mining policies and regulations.