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Mining faces an historic reckoning; the time is now for leaders...

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IT is not easy to be a mining executive these days, faced with a global virus pandemic, an economy in recession, a climate crisis...

ANC will be a battleground over policy and prosecutions in 2021

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A TOUGH political and economic year lies ahead. Perhaps in the forefront of the questions is how the balance of power between the state...

Trajectory of ‘progressive’ Charter changes will keep foreign investors wary of...

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DESPITE the increasingly strident efforts of Minister Mantashe and his officials to have us believe "regulatory certainty" is ubiquitous, the mining regulation landscape in South...

Is the SA Govt’s proposed new mining cadastre already a metaphoric...

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THE answer to the question posed by the headline to this article is, sadly, almost certainly: 'Yes'. Not only a metaphoric cadaver, but one...

Pandemics are not ‘black swan’ events, the SA mining sector must...

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THE COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge beyond anything that has struck us in living memory. But is COVID-19 truly a black swan event...

We want to see women comprise more than 40% of SA’s...

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This is Nolitha Fakude's prepared address given at the launch of Minerals Council's National Day of Women in Mining. MINING plays a critical role in...

SA’s draft tax amendments may penalise mining when Govt. should be...

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With the onset of Covid-19, global markets are in a tailspin and South Africa’s mining industry has not been spared. It is therefore unfortunate...

Investors, beware the preliminary assessment

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THE dire state of the global economy may be prompting the considerable number of preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) that I see being published. The problem...

Zambia is courting economic disaster yet it continues to vex its...

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TODAY'S tensions surrounding Zambia’s mines cannot be blamed solely on their new owners or previous administrations. The current government is creating a climate where...

How SA’s mining sector ranks against the rest of the world...

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THE international trade union federation, IndustriALL Global Union, which focuses mainly on the mining and manufacturing sectors, last week hosted an online workshop from...