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26 May 2017
                       
 
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24 May 2017
 
 
Vedanta: Vedanta Zinc International hosts Deputy Minister Oliphant
STATEMENT
Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant today ended a 2 ½-day visit to Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain Mine (BMM) complex in the Northern Cape where he was able to take a...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Trade and Industry Minister, during the dti budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
Whoever joins the ANC is blessed – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has criticised the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for bringing the country's Parliament into disrepute. Zuma took a jibe at the EFF while addressing an African National...
 
 
The question of ‘judicial overreach’
Raymond Suttner
Last week there was a march against “judicial overreach” in KwaZulu-Natal. This refers to the claim that courts are interfering in areas that according to the doctrine of the separation of powers...
 
 
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...
 
 
DID GP: Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development delivers the 48th school since 2014
STATEMENT
Gauteng Province is proud to open the 48th school since 2014 and the 3rd school in the Braamfisherville area since January 2017. The MEC for Education Mr Panyaza Lesufi and MEC for Infrastructure...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
 
 
Collapse of ethics in public life: how do we rebuild?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Many writers have remarked on the qualities possessed by Brian Molefe, that he had gained experience in the Treasury and other institutions or organisations that would have fitted him for a range...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Million-ounce-plus gold output well in reach – Harmony
GOLD
Gold-mining company Harmony Gold said on Tuesday that its forecast of 1.05-million-ounce production in the 12 months to the end of June is “well in reach”. In recent months, Harmony has lost...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Why I support the “National Dialogue”
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Many people recognise that South Africa has experienced a multi-faceted crisis for some years. One of the reasons for the nationwide protests calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down is a...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
We need to indeed look in the mirror – Gordhan on ANC
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) must take time to look at itself in the mirror, assess its weaknesses and ask itself whether it has the will to self-correct, former finance minister Pravin...
 
 
04 May 2017
 
Randgold’s best first quarter in five years – Bristow
GOLD
Gold mining company Randgold Resources has recorded substantially higher profit in the three months to March than in the corresponding first-quarter period last year. “This is probably the best...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
Replacing Zuma does not in itself rebuild democracy
Raymond Suttner
In the wake of the disruption of Workers’ Day rallies, the need to prepare for a post-Zuma era becomes more urgent. Most of the efforts to dislodge President Jacob Zuma do not operate with a...
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
SACP: The struggle continues: SACP statement on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of our 1994 breakthrough
STATEMENT
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the first democratic general election held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. The election, the first ever in our country to be based on the principle of one...
 
 
 
                       
 
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