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Will mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane finish what Ramatlhodi started?

Wasn’t it only yesterday that South Africa was welcoming Ngoako Ramatlhodi as the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) new mining minister? By: Laura Cornish, editor of Mining Review Africa That is what it feels like to...

Centre for Environmental Rights institutes legal action on coal mining right

A coalition of civil society and community organisations, represented by non-profit environmental rights law clinic Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), has instituted legal action in the Pretoria High Court against Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako...

DMR, CoM to resolve Mining Charter compliance issue out of court

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Chamber of Mines (CoM) have agreed to resolve the interpretative impasse on what constitutes the 26% black economic empowerment (BEE) in the Mining Charter outside of...

Women’s month: DMR minister Ramatlhodi embraces women in mining

DMR minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Women's month and women in mining in South Africa. August is a symbolic month for us as a country, as we celebrate izimbokodo. It affords us an opportunity to reflect on...

Interventions implemented to assist liquidated Blyvoor mine communities

An intergovernmental task team will commence with community mapping and social profiling of households in the Blyvooruitzicht(Blyvoor mine) area. This will help determine the level of urgent assistance and intervention required by communities as the...

Minister Ramatlhodi calls urgent meeting on Blyvooruitzicht

Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi has called an urgent meeting today to discuss the situation at the Blyvooruitzicht mine, which is currently under liquidation. “The most urgent matter we must address relates to the...

Mining retrenchments concern Ramatlhodi

South Africa – Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi is “alarmed at the rate at which retrenchments have been taking place in the mining industry.” This comes in the wake of platinum miner Lonmin’s announcement last...

Kumba Iron Ore addresses health & housing challenges with government

South Africa - Kumba Iron Ore and the Minister of Mineral Resources, Adv. Ngoako Ramatlhodi revently launched the new R8.8 million Postmasburg District Clinic and visited one of the 718 houses built for employees,...

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...

Chamber of Mines seeks solution on Charter BEE compliance

South Africa - The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has welcomed the interim statement on the state of progress in transformation in the mining sector but disagrees on the BEE compliance ruling. The statement...

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