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Folly in taking mining charter to court

The potential knock-on effects of seeking legal clarity on aspects of the mining charter could result in protracted delays, rejoinders and sector uncertainty.

Union rivalry, bully culture, DMR corruption: Inside Sibanye-Stillwaters’ safety summits

THIS year’s mining death toll of 21 at Sibanye-Stillwater mines has exposed this mining house to class action, as well as political attack. To...

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.

Project disasters and how to avoid them

All too often mining and construction companies make assumptions about their projects that lead them down the road to disaster.

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.

New tripartite alliance needed for SA mining

Industrial companies innovate constantly and assume lower prices will prevail in future. Mining companies used to operate like that. Now they have to again.

Zwane licence freeze is not in the national interest, and unlawful

ON 19 July 2017, the South African Minister of Mineral Resources published a notice in the Government Gazette inviting interested parties to make submissions...

Unions should think twice about strikes before committing members to hardship

A CONSEQUENCE of the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union's (AMCU’s) four-month long Sibanye-Stillwater strike is that by the end of March the loss...

Miners must embrace change to survive

Regulatory certainty is one thing in mining, but it's survival can be helped by expeditious and innovative restructuring - and that requires cooperation.

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.