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26 May 2017
                       
 
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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
CM: Chamber of mines deeply concerned by unfolding eland shaft tragedy
STATEMENT
The Chamber of Mines is deeply concerned that 31 people have died in what appears to have been an underground methane explosion at a closed mine in the Free State. Chamber of Mines President, Mike...
 
 
SA: Mineral Resources Committee welcomes the arrest of 13 suspected illegal miners
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has welcomed the arrest of 13 men suspected of illegal mining activities at a derelict mine previously owned by Harmony Gold in Welkom, Free State....
 
 
18 May 2017
 
DMR: Mosebenzi Zwane: Address by Minister of Mineral Resources, on the occasion of the budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
This year we honour one of the greatest stalwarts of our movement, Comrade Oliver Reginald Tambo. It is befitting therefore that we dedicate our collective efforts even more to realising Comrade...
 
 
DMR: Godfrey Oliphant: Address by Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, on the occasion of the debate on budget vote, Parliament, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
It is on this day in 1977 that Mama Winnie Mandela was banished by the Apartheid Government to Brandfort in the Orange Free State.
 
 
 
 
Shadow Minerals Minister warns of ‘disastrous’ mining outlook
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer forecasts that South Africa’s new minerals legislation and new charter will be “disastrous” for an industry already crippled by hugely diminished...
 
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
26 Mar 2017
 
24 PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT VISITS AND MEETINGS COMING UP THIS WEEK
What's On
Oversight and law making are two of Parliament’s key constitutional responsibilities through which the institution continuously endeavors to improve the quality of life of all South Africans,...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
SAPS: Police on sentencing of 22 illegal miners
STATEMENT
The Virginia High Court has on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 imposed lengthy jail terms to 22 convicted illegal miners. Lovemore Chaba Mlambo (35) man behind all illegal operations in Masimong mine, will...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
Solidarity: Rising mining fatalities disconcerting
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today expressed its concern about the rise in fatalities in the mining industry in the first two months of 2017. This comes after the latest provisional statistics for the...
 
 
25 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - November 25, 2016
Podcast
Making headlines: Motshekga to sue Vytjie Mentor for defamation HSF, FUL court bid to force Abrahams' suspension struck off roll And, Zwane must resign or President Zuma must fire him says Cosatu
 
 
Zwane must resign or President Zuma must fire him - Cosatu
POLITICS
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane must go, labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has said. Cosatu has slated Zwane for allegedly sowing division and failing to...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
Cosatu lays into Minerals Minister Zwane
POLITICS
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane came under fire from the Congress of South African trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday, as the trade union federation labelled the minister as “weak” and...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
NUM: NUM condemns Floxy Four mine illegal night mining
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is extremely shocked and disturbed that  Floxy Four a small mining company has been mining at night using illegal  immigrants. Floxy Four is based in Amalia...
 
 
13 Sep 2016
 
SA: Illegal mining activities of serious concern to mineral resources committee
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources is seriously concerned about ongoing illegal mining activities, which are rife in the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga....
 
 
12 Sep 2016
 
Zama Zama rescue mission on hold - Zwane
MINING
No untrained person should put their lives at risk to try and rescue a group of illegal miners in Langlaagte, Johannesburg, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Monday. “We request...
 
 
 
                       
 
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