Gold mining: contributing to development and communities

By Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO There can be no doubt that mining, executed responsibly, is a significant force for sustainable growth. Beyond the multiplier...

Are women in engineering stepping up to the leadership challenge?

By Thandiwe Nkambule, Pr Eng; Electrical and Electric Engineering Women are globally underrepresented in leadership positions. In South Africa, if one looks at the statistics...

Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

By Saijil Singh, lead analyst, Coface A wave of violent, wildcat strikes that erupted periodically in 2012 rooted in a turf war between AMCU and...

The ‘three halves’ of mining

By: Jeremy Clarke There is a general perception that the large, rich deposits situated in easy terrains in friendly, politically stable and accommodating jurisdictions have...

Seeing the golden lining on management of greenhouse gas emissions in...

By: Vis Reddy, principal scientist and partner, and Paul Jorgensen, environmental scientist, SRK Consulting (SA) Mines in African countries should not wait for the inevitable...

Recognising that societal needs, not just conventional economic needs, define markets

By: Briony Liber, partner and principal environmental scientist, and Anita Bron, principal social scientist from SRK’s Johannesburg office Every stakeholder has a role to play...

The great platinum depression – Can Ramatlhodi save the day?

No one was more surprised than me when President Jacob Zuma announced his new cabinet ministers at the end of May, ousting the Department...

West Africa or coal – your two best bets

If you chose platinum as your career-defining metal of choice then you’ve probably spent hours regretting the decision that took you down the road...

Are you playing the sustainability game?

What are your top 10 priorities for building a new mine in Africa? A few years ago the answers were likely to include the...

PDAC – Africa on a plate

Brrrrrr... Greetings from icy Toronto, Canada! With temperatures dipping as low as -30OC on occasion it may not be considered the ideal holiday destination...

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