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New technology targets zero emissions from underground mining equipment

Battery Power Industries (BPI), a battery driven mining vehicle solution provider has officially launched and is targeting zero emissions from underground mining equipment with its battery energy systems technology offering.
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Minerals Council needs to change its Mining Charter strategy

Trade union Solidarity has noted concerns the Minerals Council of South Africa has regarding certain sections of the revised Mining Charter, specifically those sections dealing with new cost items that have been built into the new charter.
Mining Charter

Draft Mining Charter: potential controversial targets for BEE ownership

“Following the recently launched draft Mining Charter, a stability clause has also been proposed and this is exactly what our country needs right now, to allay investor fears and encourage much-needed investment in a struggling sector,” says Bert Lopes, Natural Resources Head at audit firm, BDO.
Solidarity

Several wins for Solidarity in Mining Charter negotiations

Trade union Solidarity is grateful that four of its five demands have been included in the new draft charter. The demand that new cost items be limited in the charter given that such items can hamper growth, which could result in retrenchments and smaller increases was, however, not accommodated.
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Froneman: Safety of employees is Sibanye-Stillwater’s primary concern

Further to the announcement on 14 June 2018 advising the tragic loss of five employees who passed away after entering an area at its Kloof Ikamva mine that is not currently mined, on 11 June 2018, dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has provided an update on safety at its operations.
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Online registration for silicosis/TB ex-mine workers to claim compensation

Mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or TB at work and are looking to claim compensation can now register on two new websites as the first step in receiving cash from a newly formed trust.
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US senators oppose Kenya’s Lamu coal power plant

In a letter addressed to the African Development Bank, US senators are calling for the bank not to fund the Lamu Coal Power Plant, arguing it would tarnish Kenya's reputation as a leader in clean energy and worsen environmental quality.
Sustainability

CSMI enhances sustainability focus at Wits Mining Institute

Wits University's Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry has joined forces with the Wits Mining Institute to take forward the university’s research and development for 21st century mining.

Quartz beneficiation on the cards for South Africa

Mintek has partnered with Difeme Holdings Group to contribute to the development of appropriate process technologies by providing technical services with the objective of advancing sustainable mining and minerals beneficiation in South Africa.
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Basil Read placed under business rescue

Basil Read's Construction division has for some time been experiencing cash flow difficulties emanating from, amongst other reasons, mismatched cash inflows and cash outflows.

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