African mining

 
Getting underground and creating value
Getting underground and creating value
The 2018 Joburg Indaba boasted a lineup of 65 speakers and there could have been 120 in retrospect, demonstrating the journey that the mining...
A seismic innovation
A seismic innovation
South Africa has some of the world’s deepest mines and richest mineral resources. However, mining at these depths presents risks and hazards that...
Moving from a social licence to a social investment to operate
Moving from a social licence to a social investment to operate
Shared value in the mining industry should result in the creation of a multilayered economy that supersedes the value of a mining operation. This...
Tainted people can't lead ANC's transformation charge
Tainted people can't lead ANC's transformation charge
Close to losing his voice and looking terrified, Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane gazed out at the packed room on day one of the...
Can workplace secondments build trust in the mining sector?
Can workplace secondments build trust in the mining sector?
Mining remains a central pillar of the South African economy. In 2015, a comparatively poor year given the commodity crisis, mining still accounted...
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
A Man of Africa: The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer provides a window into the paternalism and white superiority embedded in the...
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in small gold mines. Artisanal and small-scale gold...
Nation’s loss is literature’s gain
Nation’s loss is literature’s gain
Money, capital, resources, property: all these are as much part of South Africa’s literary landscape as its economic one.
Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results
Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results
DEVELOPMENTThe African Mining Vision was adopted in 2009 by the African Union and developed by the Economic Commission for Africa. In the...
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Under a lone baobab tree, a group of Mozambican men tell of their struggles in a new settlement, having been moved from their village to make way...
Illegal Limpopo chrome mining — digging deep for empty promises
Illegal Limpopo chrome mining — digging deep for empty promises
COMMENTFor decades South Africa has been stripped of its minerals, but little has been ploughed back to the people who have lived on these...

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