As mining decreases in South Africa, it’s important not to lose sight of the opportunities that rehabilitated mining areas can bring.
Health and safety
The Minerals Council South Africa believes that the COVID-19 testing initiatives undertaken by its member companies was an important tool used by the mining industry, firstly, to better understand the progress of the virus, and secondly, to better manage the spread of the virus.
Coal miner Exxaro has received a notice from State-owned power utility Eskom advising that the utility’s force majeure notification has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
As one of the largest and foremost black-empowered mining companies in the country, Exxaro is an industry leader with regards to transformation.
State-owned utility Eskom Holdings has served a subsidiary of Exxaro, Exxaro Coal, with letters calling force majeure on the coal supply agreements in place for the supply of coal to the Medupi and Matimba power stations.
DMRE minister Gwede Mantashe conducted unannounced mine visits at three colliers in Mpumalanga to assess compliance by mining companies to the nationwide lockdown regulations.
Anglo has reiterated its commitment to being a global leader in sustainable mining at its Sustainable Development Goals accountability dialogue series.
SAWIMA demands that Anglo and Exxaro unlock an estimated R65 million in dividends from a BEE deal they were supposed to receive over the past 15 years.