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Water policy and mining: Guidelines and certification schemes

Legal articulations and governance implications of the hydrological aspects of mining are complex, as commercial interactions.

Webinar RECORDING – ISO 23875 changes lives

ISO 23875 is a new standard for consistency to designing, testing, operating, and maintaining air-quality systems of operator enclosures.

Will a new law help or harm Uganda’s mining sector?

Uganda is to set to implement a new law that will allow would allow the government to own shares in private mining operations.
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Solidarity seeks amendment of affirmative action legislation

Solidarity has asked the Labour Court to oblige government to implement the recommendations of a report on equality released by the SAHRC.

Innovative financial provisioning for rehabilitation requirements

The South African mining industry awaits finalisation of government’s regulatory requirements relating to the rehabilitation of land disturbed by mining.

Mining employers required to review exposure to pollution

Mining employers required to review and amend mandatory code of practice on exposure to airborne pollution. The Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for an Occupational Health Programme (Occupational Hygiene and...

SA mining workforce engagement critical to industry survival

The adversarial relationship between stakeholders in the mining sector (including the mining workforce) is doing little to calm the tensions currently being experienced. Looming strikes and the slide in the commodity prices only exaggerate...

Kenya Mining Code: New legislation faces delays with Balala corruption enquiry

Kenya - The new Kenya Mining Code is currently being debated by the upper house of parliament, but the legislation is likely to face delays as a corruption inquiry has been widened to include...

Mining Charter: Once empowered, always empowered – or not?

By Laura Cornish. South Africa - The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi today announced the results on the industry’s compliance with the Mining Charter since it was first implemented in 2004. While his...

Quarries – mines or manufacturers?

South Africa - The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has thrown the cat among the pigeons with a new interpretation draft note which classifies certain quarries as manufacturers rather than mines. If the interpretation is...