Council for Geoscience

Gwede Mantashe

Mantashe says coal is the future at Junior Indaba

South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, stated at the Junior Indaba that he favours coal-fired power over other resources.
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Gold in Harding not economically viable for market

The community of KwaMachi, near Harding in the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa) has in recent times claimed to have found gold in the area. 
platinum

Platinum Group Metals: Waterberg to be critical supplier

Platinum Group Metals is advancing its palladium-dominant Waterberg project through DFS stage at a time when palladium supply is in deficit.
zamazamas

Illegal miners cause ground instability

The DMR has initiated a ground stability study to be undertaken in the Johannesburg area with immediate effect due to illegal miners wreaking havoc.
Junior Mining land rights

Junior miners still struggle against system in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the mining sector, voices at the recent Junior Mining Indaba in Johannesburg, South Africa, were clear that this was not happening.
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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.
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DMR launches junior miners programme

The DMR has launched a” junior miners’ programme” to provide opportunities for new entrants identified throughout the mining value chain, as well as assist with issues of access to funding, compliance and access to markets.
Mantashe

Mantashe sets out vision for DMR and doesn’t hold back

Never one to mince his words DMR Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has lambasted the status quo with regards to his department being rife and stalled by corruption and endless loops of red-tape when trying to get mining projects up and running.

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