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Eskom, Mining Charter at heart of saving mining - unions

Aug 20 2019 21:30

The committee held a day of engagements with organised labour in the mining and energy sectors on Tuesday. The most topical issues that unions touched on were the Mining Charter, and the role of Eskom in creating a conducive environment for industry.


Attract investment or watch mining die, union leader warns state, industry

Aug 20 2019 19:11

UASA senior manager Johan van Niekerk was addressing the committee on Tuesday morning as part of the committee's engagements with organised labour. The union said it appreciated government’s commitment to making mining a "sunrise industry".


Implats swings to first net profit in five years as prices rally

Aug 15 2019 14:09

Impala Platinum will report its first net profit since 2014 as the South African miner benefits from higher metals prices and operational improvements.


De Beers will let buyers reject more diamonds to fend off crisis

Aug 14 2019 16:34

De Beers will let buyers reject more diamonds at a sale next week as the mining company shows almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis.


AMCU says Sibanye is provoking a strike

Aug 13 2019 13:11

South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is making “slow, steady” progress on wage talks, but the offer from the former Lonmin operations was provoking a strike, its president said.


June mining production drops 4.2%

Aug 08 2019 17:28

Mining production levels dropped 4.2% year-on-year in June 2019, with the largest negative contributors to the decline being gold, diamonds and platinum group metals.


Court to rule on broadcast request in Aurora case, opposed by Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela

Aug 07 2019 07:45

The Springs Regional Court in Gauteng is set to decide whether the case against the former directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems directors, accused of environmental violations, should be broadcast.


Dubai business, Nehawu eye mines once owned by Guptas - source

Jul 28 2019 10:41

Dubai’s DSA Investments is considering forming a venture with labour union Nehawu to bid for coal assets that Glencore was pressured into selling to a company controlled by the politically-connected Gupta family in 2015.



A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's historic R5bn silicosis settlement

Jul 27 2019 14:14

Thousands of miners, ex-employees and dependents of deceased miners will finally receive compensation for suffering through tuberculosis or silicosis because of working underground in South African gold mines.


Landmark silicosis ruling a 'huge relief' even if it took 15 years - lawyer

Jul 27 2019 07:30

The approval by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties.

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