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How embracing biodiversity worked for Vedanta’s Gamsberg

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

National alignment crucial to mining project success

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

What’s the state of our mining nation?

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

PGMs are the unchallenged metals of future

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

Change is around the corner for gloomy mining sector

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 sector facing 20% cost hike by 2016

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.

SA govt must act on water licence changes

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.

Contrarians survive mining market cycles

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.

Now is the time to invest in mining

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.

Policies not to blame for low SA investment

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