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Add women in mining to agenda of DMR’s Safety Summit next...

THE safety of women working in mining - especially underground mines - ought to be added to the list of important items to discuss...

Govt. must heed lesson of Implats restructure as Charter talks toil

AFTER years resisting restructuring its cash-hungry Rustenburg shafts, Impala Platinum (Implats), under the guidance of CEO, Nico Muller, has resolved there's no time like...

Anglo’s ‘balance’ argument on returns informed by project pipeline

INVESTORS were a little sniffy about Anglo American's reticence to go over and above its stated dividend policy of paying out 40% of earnings. The frustration...

What Eskom can do to give momentum to its reinvention

THERE is a bit of impatience about regarding the pace at which South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is working to restore the country's economic...

US risked Chinese battery monopoly had Gertler dispute escalated

GLENCORE'S workaround the US sanctions placed on Dan Gertler, the Congo's mining tycoon, was a remarkable piece of pragmatism on behalf of the Swiss...

Mining Charter talks to enter last – and most perilous –...

DETAILS of South Africa's new Mining Charter negotiations are starting to emerge, the latest being those disclosed by the country's deputy mines minister, Godfrey...

Mantashe hopes history will repeat itself, but Lonmin may collapse first

SOUTH African mines minister, Gwede Mantashe, said the country's platinum sector was where gold companies found themselves between 1999 to 2002. The price of...

SA mining needs fresh ideas to counter scourge of fatalities

IF Sibanye-Stillwater discovers management at its Driefontein operation was negligent in not evacuating employees out of a seismic-hit mining area, it must surely take action....

Just when you thought it was safe to buy SA mining...

I think the decision by Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe to do an “about face” over the High Court ruling on “once empowered,...

Zimbabwe’s handsome talk is still just talk in want of action

THE chit-chat around the water cooler at a recent conference about Zimbabwe mining – called the Harare Indaba – was on the sceptical side. Involving...