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New asbestos abatement regulations published

There are certain employer duties from the old regulations that live on in the new regulations although with some modifications.

COVID-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?

Employees returning to work from the COVID-19 lockdown will need to show justification if they halt work on the basis that they are exposed to the virus.
covid-19 south africa

The future of mining in a post Covid-19 economy

With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect until the end of April South Africa’s mines have scaled down operations on a massive scale.
Energy power

Can mining companies generate their own power without licenses?

Following Gwede Mantashe's address at Mining Indaba, a series of headlines appeared saying that "mining companies can generate own power without licenses".
Minbos Resources

Financial Provisioning Regulations compliance timeframe extended

On 17 January 2020, the long-awaited notice extending the transitional timeframe for compliance with the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 was published by Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy.
South Africa transformation

6 Points of discussion for the mining industry unpacked

​​Webber Wentzel recently hosted its Mining Round-Up where industry analysts and experts discussed issues ranging from strike action to sustainability.

Mining Charter III – Jonathan Veeran shares his opinion

Jonathan Veeran, Corporate Practice Partner at Webber Wentzel, discusses the private sector's way forward in terms of implementing Mining Charter III.

How to solve the Eskom dilemma

Restructuring Eskom into separate functions is a sensible solution to many of its problems says law firm and consultancy Webber Wentzel.
ArcelorMittal SA

Renewable energy IPP contracts with Eskom secured in key judgement

Law firm Webber Wentzel helped achieve a significant victory for the Independent Power Producers when Judge Meyer of the Pretoria High Court on 26 March 2019, dismissed a declarator and interdict application brought by the Coal Transporters Forum.
ArcelorMittal SA

Mining houses avoid financial losses of R2 billion

This is the first time that the Labour Court has had to consider a campaign of secondary strikes called for by a trade union across a particular industry.

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