mining rights

 
The next step in the class action silicosis case and sick miners
The next step in the class action silicosis case and sick miners
Lawyers acting for the mineworkers who filed the biggest class action in South Africa’s history, resumed their negotiations with the 32 gold...
Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
‘I am a custodian of this land. I have to hand it over to the seventh generation.” Billy Steenkamp has chosen sunset to meet on the hill that...
[Slideshow]The price of gold: A fight for survival
[Slideshow]The price of gold: A fight for survival
Thousands of former mineworkers are seeking compensation for allegedly being exposed to conditions that caused them to contract TB and silicosis.
Govt pushes through contentious mineral law changes
Govt pushes through contentious mineral law changes
The ANC used its majority in the National Assembly to push through changes to mineral laws that oil and mining companies say will deter investment...
New mining laws could be unconstitutional, committee hears
New mining laws could be unconstitutional, committee hears
As Parliament prepares to hear oral submissions on the contentious Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill, environmentalists...
Mining rights: Communities 'not consulted' on bill
Mining rights: Communities 'not consulted' on bill
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has called on Parliament to withdraw the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill (MPRDA). It said there is "no evidence" that rural mining communities have been consulted during deliberations around the...
Lonmin faces community showdown
Lonmin faces community showdown
Mining giant Lonmin is not only in the spotlight for the recent Marikana shootings. The  community that hosts Lonmin's platinum mines plans...
Bapo community wants Lonmin rights back
Bapo community wants Lonmin rights back
Shareholders in the company, which has been under pressure because of high costs, weak prices and strikes, this week approved a $817-million rights...
Mining threat to Ramsar wetland
Mining threat to Ramsar wetland
Local residents and landowners are asking why the government has granted a mine prospecting permit for an area adjacent to the ecologically...
My stomach turns, cool head or not
My stomach turns, cool head or not
In trying to make sense of the ArcelorMittal story, I have come to see that the public understanding and the company's understanding of the deal...
Shabangu stands fast
Shabangu stands fast
Outsiders looking in could easily have formed the impression that the department of mineral resources is there to take mining rights from established companies and transfer them to politically connected cronies. ...
Minister announces mineral rights audit
Minister announces mineral rights audit
There will be a six-month moratorium on new prospecting applications while a full audit of all mineral rights granted since 2004 is conducted,...

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