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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
 
 
 
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...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
DMR: Mosebenzi Zwane: Address by Minister of Mineral Resources, on the occasion of the 2017 annual investing in African Mining Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa (06/02/2017)
Topics
Mining and mineral resources have been central to civilizations for millennia, and this is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Solidarity: 2016’s mining fatalities disappointing
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the...
 
 
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....
 
 
22 Feb 2016
 
Illegal mining activities remain a worry for premier Makhura
ILLEGAL MINING
The spate of crime caused by illegal mining activities in Johannesburg warrants an increase in policing, said Premier David Makhura on Monday. “We have been battling with the problem of illicit...
 
 
15 Sep 2015
 
SACP Gauteng: SACP Gauteng Lekgotla declaration
STATEMENT
The SACP Gauteng Province held its PEC Lekgotla on the 11-13 September 2015 hosted by the Dr. Yusuf Dadoo District of the SACP, in the municipality of Merafong, Carletonville, South of...
 
 
13 Aug 2015
 
SA: Mineral Resources Committee condemns shootout between illegal miners
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources is shocked by the alleged shootout between illegal miners at an old mine near Daveyton in Gauteng as reported in the media this morning.  “We condemn...
 
 
14 Aug 2014
 
SAPS: Statement by South African Police Service, on shutting down of illegal gold refinery in Springs (14/08/2014)
STATEMENT
In an effort to clamp down on the growing scourge of illegal mining and the trafficking of precious metals and diamonds, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), in conjunction...
 
 
04 Jul 2014
 
The economics of illegal mining
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
On 22 June, four suspected illegal miners were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head at a gold mine near Johannesburg. Earlier this year, a rescue operation to remove illegal miners from the...
 
 
24 Jun 2014
 
SA: Statement by the Department of Mineral Resources, on Benoni illegal mining incident (24/06/2014)
STATEMENT
Mineral Resources Minister Adv Ngoako Ramatlhodi has expressed regret at the loss of life following the recent illegal mining incident in Benoni. The Minister has also urged communities to desist...
 
 
Refrain from illegal mining – Ramatlhodi
ILLEGAL MINING
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Monday warned communities to refrain from illegal mining activities after the bodies of eight illegal miners were found at a gold mine in Benoni. "It...
 
 
02 May 2014
 
Precedents to deter future infractions
Environmental Law
Environmental law precedents recently set in place could be to the long-term benefit of companies that may currently be contravening environmental laws, says corporate and commercial law firm...
 
 
05 Nov 2013
 
SA: Statement by AfriForum, civil rights organisation, calls for Zuma and Gupta mining directors to be prosecuted (05/11/2013)
STATEMENT
AfriForum said today that the Zuma and Gupta mining directors must be prosecuted for illegal mining activities in Mpumalanga. “The Idwala Coal mining company has breached various laws....
 
 
 
                       
 
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