Clearly, despite all the challenges and difficulties our industry has been through or may continue to experience moving forward, there is always something to celebrate. That is what makes this job worthwhile!
Wasn’t it only yesterday that South Africa was welcoming Ngoako Ramatlhodi as the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) new mining minister? That is what it feels like to me, although in reality Ramatlhodi was appointed in May last year. Fast forward to the present and the mining industry must contend with another major challenge (amongst numerous others) as it returns to the starting blocks with Mosebenzi Zwane, our new mining minister as of September – and frankly, an unknown entity who has been shoved into the spotlight. Honestly, Ramatlhodi’s exit still saddens me. In the space of just 1