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Mining Charter finalisation on the horizon – DMR

The Mining Charter is provided for by Section 100 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) to facilitate transformation of the mining...

Signing of MPRDA Amendment Bill to bring certainty

The signing of the much-debated Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill will bring an end to much uncertainty in the oil...

Water management for mine closure – residual and latent risks

Water shortage is a risk not only for miners in resource-scarce areas that have to protect the little they have and those with excess water challenges.

Gwede Mantashe – a man split in two

In a move that is likely to be welcomed by the mining industry, President Ramaphosa has appointed Gwede Mantashe as the Minister of Minerals and Energy.

All eyes on Gwede Mantashe to resolve impasse in the mining sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Gwede Mantashe to the mineral resources portfolio is a positive development. Gwede Mantashe is a senior man who comes from...

Chamber of Mines serves replying affidavit to DMR

This is in respect of the Chamber of Mines’ application for an urgent interdict against the implementation of the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR)...

Chamber gives MPRDA amendment bill the nod

The Chamber of Mines has welcomed the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill that was approved by the National Assembly in...

Mining in South Africa: Industry challenges in 2020

The mining industry in South Africa is complex and extensively governed by legislation and controlled by regulation but challenges remain.

AMCU announces protest marches to voice concerns to DMR

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will be engaging in nationwide industrial action which will include a series of protest marches in...

Informal Land Rights: What does this mean for mining?

The current clamour for redistribution of land in South Africa has heightened an interest in land reform and rights - placing raging socio-political...