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Chamber of Mines: Eskom clearing account could cripple mining sector further

The Chamber of Mines has voiced its strong opposition to Eskom’s R22 billion Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application to the National Electricity Regulator of SA (Nersa) in respect of 2013/14. This application is over and...

Kumba Iron Ore to shed 3 933 jobs at Sishen amid workforce reduction process

Kumba Iron Ore announced on Thursday that it has commenced a workforce retrenchment consultation process at its Sishen iron ore mine, in the Northern Cape. The consultation process, in terms of Section 189 and 189A...

Glencore closes Eland platinum mine

Global mining house Glencore has closed its Eland platinum mine near Brits in South Africa’s North West province. This follows an announcement it made in August of the potential closure mine due to falling commodity...

Government could provide incentives to reduce mining job losses in Zambia

The Zambian government may consider introducing finance-aiding initiatives to help reduce mining job losses after numerous companies announced their decision to stop production in the country as a result of weak copper prices and a...

SA mining industry leaders sign declaration to save jobs, ameliorate job losses

SA Mining industry leaders including the Chamber of Mines, the Department of Mineral Resources and organised business and labour on Monday participated in the signing of the Leaders’ Declaration - Mining Industry Commitment to...

South African task teams created to address mining challenges

Minister of Mineral Resources, Adv Ngoako Ramathlodi yesterday met with heads from the Chamber of Mines and Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith to address mining challenges currently facing the industry. Chamber of Mines offices...

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium to cut its workforce by half

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, the vertically integrated steel and vanadium slag producer, on Tuesday issued a proposed restructuring notice in terms of Section 189, which could see it reduce its workforce by approximately...

Harmony Gold consults with labour at Doornkop amid restructuring

South African gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company continues to engage the relevant stakeholders to limit job losses as it restructures its loss making Doornkop mine. The company said on Tuesday that given the current...

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