Metal Heads

Getting mines back is proving a bumpy ride, but it’s crucial...

THE mining sector is unique because of the existence of a tripartite structure where the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), the Minerals...

SA gold mining firms applying for tax relief during lockdown likely...

DURING the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly. The effect on deep-level mines will probably be most significant...

Resuscitation of Arnot mine a ray of hope following despair of...

IN 2015, Exxaro Resources had to close the Arnot Mine near Middelburg (Mpumalanga), which they had operated on behalf of Eskom for 40 years....

Report ranks Sibanye, Harmony among biggest of gold mining sector GHG...

AT Davos, the great and the good will be calling the world to embrace a new stakeholder creed. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) will be...

Getting unions on mining company boards is the best way to...

AT last year’s Mining Charter III negotiations, trade unions campaigned for employee representation on company boards. A clause making provision for such representation was...

Test for AMCU’s ‘A Team’ as platinum dispute moves ominously towards...

THE requirement for unions to run a secret ballot requiring majority support before declaring a strike recently became law in South Africa. The secret ballot...

Rhodium in “fourth major price surge” in history as above ground...

THIS report is unique and different from other market reports on rhodium in so far as it estimates the quantum of above-ground rhodium stocks. I...

Digging for legitimacy: The case for good ESG in mining

ENVIRONMENTAL and social governance (ESG) has, for a long time, been a woolly issue for the mining industry. Chiefly because there were no hard and fast...

Royalty financing set to increase in popularity among African miners

GLOBALLY, royalty financing in the gold industry has become a significant source of capital yet Africa has a small share despite contributing an estimated...

SA mining is facing catastrophe unless it can manage the effects...

ACCORDING to the Minerals Council South Africa, full-time employment in the mining sector has shrunk by 56,366 employees over the past five years, from...