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Govt to speed up compensation fund

Mining ‘still a key pillar for SA economy’

The government's strategic focus on industrialisation and enhancing the links between mining and the rest of the country's economy will be a key focus for South Africa at this year's Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town between 9 and 12 February, writes Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
Africa's miners gather in Cape Town

Africa’s miners gather in Cape Town

Africa's largest mining companies and most influential industry chief executives will be in Cape Town for the Investing in African Mining Indaba. For the past two decades, the conference - in its 21st year this year - has been the top spot for deal-making in African mining.

Licensing reform to lift competiveness of South African mining

South Africa's mining sector contributes 9% of GDP directly and over 30% in foreign exchange earnings, writes Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Now new regulatory reforms are set to boost this contribution even further.

South Africa grants Canadian company mining licence

Machel, Blair head to SA for Mining Indaba

Graça Machel and Tony Blair are the keynote speakers at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 20th year. As head of the Foundation for Community Development, Machel leads the sustainable development sessions. A host of other global mining leaders and economists are scheduled to speak.

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2015

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba makes a compelling business case for why global investors should consider South Africa - and the continent as a whole - an important trade and investment destination.

New laws will streamline SA mining

New laws will streamline SA mining

The One Environmental System, which is aimed at improving the competitiveness of South Africa's mining industry by simplifying procedures for licensing, environmental authorisations and water use, came into effect this week.
Klerksdorp earthquake: mining or nature?

Klerksdorp earthquake: mining or nature?

The recent earthquake in South Africa's North West province was most likely a natural earthquake triggered by decades of mining activity, and might require a rethink of building codes in mining areas, experts said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Centre of excellence to guide growth in South African mining

A new National Research Foundation centre of excellence is set to give fresh direction to South Africa's mining industry by guiding policy decisions, bringing more black people into high-level mining jobs, and ensuring smarter exploitation of the country's "cornucopia" of underground resources.
SA to push UN development goals

Zuma calls for end to mining strike

Endless strikes, and bargaining tactics characterised by violence and intimidation, are damaging both to workers' own interests and to the economy, President Jacob Zuma told a Workers' Day rally at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

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