Platinum Drop Fires Social Unrest as Villagers Turn on Mines
Bloomberg – More platinum wealth lies beneath South African soil than anywhere else on Earth, and for decades the companies that extracted the precious metal promised to help improve the lives of the impoverished people who live above their mines.
Chamber of Mines hosts coal wage negotiations with producers and unions
Mining review – Several coal producers have met with labour unions at the Chamber of Mines to conclude a framework agreement going forward.
Chamber of Mines: contribution of mining to economy masks ‘concerns’
Mining Review – Positive international macro-economic trends over the last few months should have had a positive outcome for the mining sector highlights the Chamber of Mines.
South Africa unions, coal sector agree to collective wage talks
Reuters – South Africa's Chamber of Mines said on Thursday that coal producers and unions had agreed to retain a collective bargaining framework for wage talks in 2017, defusing a potential source of friction.
Time for DMR to dispense with old era BEE ownership targets
Miningmx – Mining shares of all stripes are certain to be affected if mines minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, makes good on a promise to gazette a “revolutionary” new mining charter, the third since 2004.
BusinessDay TV – How are junior miner's fairing amidst the uncertainty in the industry? Discussion Panel: Tebello Chabana, Chamber of Mines; Alan Clegg, Chairman: Shumba Energy; Chris de Vries, MD: Venmyn Deloitte.
Amplats’ Griffith holding thumbs Govt will approve platinum coin
Miningmx – After years of on-off negotiating, South Africa’s platinum sector is no closer to extracting an agreement with its government on minting an investment coin – a state of affairs that has Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) scratching his head.
Modernisation pioneers offered an unprecedented test mine
Business Day – A team drawn together from the Chamber of Mines, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and equipment makers is awaiting the unprecedented gift of an underground South African mine to begin actively testing ideas and machines that are designed to prevent the country’s gold and platinum production from falling off a cliff in little more than a decade.
Chamber of Mines to unearth new identity
Business Day – The 128-year-old Chamber of Mines intends to come up with a new identity and name over the next few months.
Chamber looks forward to years when platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence
Mining Weekly – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is looking forward to the years when a platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence globally, emulating South Africa’s great success with gold coinage.