Wednesday, November 22, 2017

IT has often been said that there are two incompatible animals when it comes to mining – engineers and environmentalists. But is that true...

AMONG the bland assertions often made about what is needed to achieve success in the mining industry are that much depends on corporate size,...

South Africa's mining sector has lost ground in its ability to attract international investment, but tripartite cooperation can restore our fortunes.

THERE has been no shortage of challenge and controversy in the African mining industry in 2015. A few have viewed it as a unique...

Platinum group metals have a vibrant, healthy future that far outweighs the current stresses in the market, argues Chamber of Mines CEO, Roger Baxter.

It's a well established fact that well run companies with good orebodies and that can budget sensibly will reap the rewards when the market returns to health.

It's just as well miners are optimistic because we face some heavy challenges, especially in the platinum sector where costs will be 20% higher over 13 months.

Changes to water licence legislation is a step in the right direction, but to make them a success, the South African government must improve its implementation.

The view that the dearth of foreign direct investment in South Africa's mining sector is down to poor politics has been over-played.

It may sound bloody-minded, but now is the time to back mining whilst tomorrow's supply deficit is being written today, says MSA Group MD, Keith Scott.