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Gold Fields did not follow prescribed processes in restructuring plans – mines minister

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday he was concerned at the decision by Gold Fields to go ahead with restructuring plans without due regard to processes spelled out in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold mining firms, announced a restructuring at […]

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Mantashe urges Implats to reconsider job cuts

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Thursday, called on Impala Platinum (Implats) to reconsider its decision to cut 13,000 jobs, saying that the company must consider different options of saving jobs and keeping their operations working. Mantashe lashed out at Implats for announcing a planned jobs bloodbath over two years in a […]

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Mantashe sees “solid” mining charter after consultations

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 – The South African Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe is confident of delivering a “solid” new charter for the industry after holding the last community consultation in KwaZulu-Natal province, his department said late on Thursday. Mantashe has been holding meetings around the country with stakeholders on a new document to drive transformation […]

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Mantashe wants mining companies to pay attention to fall of ground accidents

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday urged mining companies to give consistent priority attention to fall of ground and seismic-related accidents as health and safety is a key area of concern, saying that his department would assist where it can. Tabling the Department of Mineral Resource’s R1.9 billion Budget Vote […]

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Minerals department urges Sibanye-Stilwater to prioritise safety after workers killed

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 – South Africa’s mineral resources department on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to pay greater attention to health and safety after four workers died following a seismic event at the company’s Masakhane mine in Driefontein. “The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stilwater as one of the main contributors,” the […]

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Mantashe calls for mining companies and community partnerships

JOHANNESBURG, April 18 – Minister of mineral resources Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday said that it was important for mining companies, labour as well as communities to create partnerships in order for mining to be sustainable. Speaking at the provincial Mining Indaba in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, Mantashe said that this would ensure that we realise our objective of a […]