Zwane tries to turn a public good into a private one
Business Day – Unlike Ramaphosa and his team at Davos, Zwane fails to inspire confidence at Mining Indaba, writes David Christianson.
Constitutional Court rules in favour of gold producers
Miningne.ws – The Chamber of Mines, acting on behalf of gold producers AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold, has welcomed the ruling by the Constitutional Court in favour of the three gold producers.
Jobless rate down but mines still bleeding
Business Day – Mining has shed 65,000 jobs since the last quarter of 2015, Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows.
Unemployment is down, but youth remain vulnerable
Huffington Post – Unemployment in the country declined slightly in the last quarter of 2016, thanks to slightly positive economic growth, according to unemployment information released by Statistics SA on Tuesday.
Chamber of Mines welcomes Zuma’s commitment to mining
Mining Review – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's commitment to ensuring that the mining sector remains a priority area of the economy.
Machines ‘can save mine jobs’
Business Day – Chamber of Mines vice president Neal Froneman says expensive, labour-intensive mining methods could result job losses if smart new machines are not introduced.
Chamber of Mines claims new technology needed to extend life of mines
Miningne.ws – It is possible to extend the lives of existing mines, was one of the messages conveyed by Neal Froneman, vice president, Chamber of Mines, while giving a glimpse of the future of mining to the media at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town.
Eunomix further debunks Unctad claims of misinvoicing by South African gold producers
Mining Weekly – Advisory firm Eunomix has released a second report into the alleged misinvoicing of gold exports by South Africa, which the Chamber of Mines (CoM) says further refutes claims by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) that South African goldproducers had misinvoiced billions of dollars of gold exports to reduce their tax liabilities.
TRAINSPOTTER: Waiting for Charter at Mining Indaba
Daily Maverick – The only thing anyone was talking about at this year’s Investing In Africa Mining Indaba was the new mining charter set to drop in March of this year. Will it be the Radical Economic Transformation engine that mining executives have not been waiting for? Or will it be something...well, more typically ANC.
Chamber of Mines report contradicts misinvoicing allegations
ENCA – The Chamber of Mines published a second report from economic consultancy Eunomix on Tuesday, which has refuted allegations of misinvoicing by South African mining companies put forward last year in UN report.