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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...

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...

Aquila, PAMDC imbroglio a perfect demonstration that DMR needs dramatic overhaul

IN 2007, a company called the Pan African Minerals Development Company (PAMDC) was formed with the governments of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia as...

Palladium supply deficit will see vaulted stocks exhausted in as little...

IN this review, I argue that the quantum of vaulted above-ground palladium stocks will continue to be a drawn upon to supply the market...

SA could be left behind as Namibia, Angola & Zimbabwe modernise...

NAMIBIA, Angola and Zimbabwe have changed their mining legislation recently in an effort to attract and incentivise new investments in the sector. These changes are...