The 2022 Mining Yearbook

The South African government’s delayed response to the cadastral crisis enveloping mineral exploration and development is consigning the country’s mining sector to an early grave. This is why mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe is being called upon to act effectively now, writes Liesl Peyper.

Global warming is unlikely to be contained to 1.5 degrees centigrade as targeted in the Paris Agreement because the minerals required to supply zero carbon interventions such as electric vehicles are proving difficult to find. Analysts say capital spend on mineral development needs to double.

Is well intentioned ESG standing in the way of decarbonisation? Ed Stoddard weighs the question.

It’s 10 years since the Marikana atrocity when police shot dead protesting miners. Mining firms say the conditions that partly informed the protest have deteriorated yet further. David McKay examines the risks to South African society of Government-related underperformance.

Mark Bristow, Barrick Gold’s protean CEO Mark Bristow still has some things to do before considering bringing the curtain down on a sparkling career. We get insight into his critical “to-do” list.

Another year, another deterioration in the performance of Transnet Freight Rail. Charlotte Mathews speaks to the woman at the heart of the debate, CEO of Transnet Freight Rail Sizakele Mzimela.

Angola, Botswana and Zambia are back on the radar of the world’s mining companies, large and small writes Brendan Ryan.