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23 January 2017
                       
 
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23 Jan 2017
 
 
‘Very tough’ mining year ahead as ‘lawfare’ breaks out – Nedbank
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
South African mining has a “very tough” year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. While existing large, powerful mining companies will persist, growth through new entrants and foreign investment is...
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13 Jan 2017
 
NUM: NUM signed a wage agreement with Geomachanics
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Geomachanics today successfully concluded their negotiations for a one-year wage agreement ending a 3 days strike at the drilling and mineral exploration...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that...
 
 
 
 
Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
BUSINESS
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel...
 
 
23 Dec 2016
 
2016 set Zuma up for life and death political battle in coming year
POLITICAL CAREER
President Jacob Zuma can, in the phrase popularised by Queen Elisabeth II in 1992, claim the past year as his annus horribilis as the State capture narrative eclipsed the Nkandla scandal and drew...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - December 13, 2016
Podcast
Making headlines: EFF welcomes action on Farlam recommendations New disciplinary committee to scrutinise Motsoeneng And, Gordhan lashes Eskom
 
 
Gordhan lashes Eskom in address to Numsa
POLITICS
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday criticised State-owned enterprises for obstructing government’s objectives through corruption, as he addressed the tenth conference of the National Union...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
NNPC welcomes its unbundling under proposed Petroleum Bill
ENS AFRICA
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on 7 December gave the thumbs up to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) being legislated upon by the National Assembly, which splits the...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Warburton Attorneys Monthly Sustainability Legislation, Regulation And Parliamentary Update - October
WARBURTON ATTORNEYS
SECTION A:  ENVIRONMENTAL (NATIONAL) National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
 
 
30 Nov 2016
 
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Azerbaijan
STATEMENT
South Africa and Azerbaijan have agreed to establish a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) in a bid to elevate relations and facilitate greater volumes of trade. The agreement was announced by...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
United States Embassy PTA: U.S. supports first new HIV vaccine efficacy study in seven years
STATEMENT
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study,...
 
 
GCIS: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes a working visit to Baku, Azerbaijan
STATEMENT
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will undertake a Working Visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, from 28-29 November 2016. The purpose of the Working Visit is to hold the...
 
 
18 Nov 2016
 
Côte d’Ivoire to benefit from joint Randgold, Newcrest exploration
GOLD
Côte d’Ivoire, which is fast becoming the darling of mining investors, will soon be on the beneficial receiving end of a joint Randgold Resources and Newcrest exploration thrust in the south-east...
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
Business, labour need to combine as errant DMR turns dictator
EDITORIAL INSIGHT
The point has been made that mining business and labour have never been closer than now and that they need to make use of the current window of opportunity to establish a better foundation between...
 
 
 
                       
 
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