The sector faces pressure from governments, investors, and society to reduce emissions. Mining is responsible for 4 to 7% of GHG emissions.
This report was compiled with the aim of gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the 4IR.
Buhari’s 2015 promises to deliver economic gains, better governance, and to tackle corruption and insecurity have not come to fruition.
The Top 40 mining companies are so far weathering the COVID-19 storm mostly unscathed, and certainly better than many other sectors.
Solidarity has lodged a complaint with the SAHRC against government’s plans to make crisis funding for SMMEs subject to black economic empowerment (BEE).
Fitch Ratings has lowered short-term price assumptions for aluminium, nickel, copper, zinc and thermal coal due to COVID-19 pressures.
The Responsible Mining Foundation has published its new framework and notes that gender and human rights are two “cross cutting issues”.
Platinum Group Metals
A quarterly platinum report issued by the World Platinum Investment Council reveals a significant increase in overall platinum demand in 2019.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Southern Africa region will grow by around 2.2% in 2019, up from 1.2% in 2018, according to the African Development Bank’s Southern Africa Region 2019 Economic Outlook launched on 3 April 2019.