Department of Mineral Resources & Energy


Changing the landscape of centralised power supply

Renewable energy is changing the landscape of centralised power supply, but optimising its use remains challenging.
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Minerals Council provides industry update on COVID-19

The Minerals Council South Africa hosted its first weekly virtual update on the mining industry’s position on COVID-19 as positive cases begin to rise.
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South Africa: COVID-19 Guidelines and Code of Practice unpacked

Guidelines for a Mandatory Code of Practice on the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 have been released. Employers have until 25 May to implement it.
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DMRE publishes mandatory code of practice to fight COVID-19

The DMRE has published guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) for the mitigation and management of COVID-19 in the mining industry.
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Are there opportunities for junior coal miners during lockdown?

Coal resources from those companies that are not supplying Eskom need to find a home via routes that are constrained under Level 4 lockdown.

DMRE gazettes COVID-19 guidelines for public comment

The DMRE has issued - for public comment - a guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for the mitigation and management of COVID-19.
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Mining Charter review hearing held – judgment reserved

Judge President Mlambo, Judge Vally and Judge Van Der Schyff reserved judgment. There is no further information on when judgment is to be delivered.
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Chief Inspector of Mining ordered to publish health and safety guidelines

Under Alert level 4, various mining operations are allowed to operate at partial capacity, with some allowed to scale up to full employment over time.
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Why post COVID-19 will be a good time to beneficiate

The Beneficiation Strategy in South Africa lacks infrastructure which is a barrier to the development of downstream beneficiation.
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Operations resume at Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries

DRDGOLD has resumed work at its Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries operations in South Africa, albeit at reduced levels in accordance with DMRE guidelines.

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