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All posts tagged in: Mineral Resources

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The Chinese scramble to mine Africa

A more than twenty-five fold jump in investment in fewer than 10 years. That’s how fast China is gaining control over Africa’s mining industry. And Beijing’s push is not ending any time soon.  China’s growing economy is thirsty for ...

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Tripartite deal to save mining jobs

Johannesburg – The government, mining companies and labour unions adopted a plan yesterday in an attempt to curb job losses in an industry where more than 11 700 people are at risk of losing their employment. However, the Association of ...

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Mining companies threaten fragile ecosystems

WAKKERSTROOM, Mpumalanga – The insatiable hunger for mineral resources means mining companies are starting to encroach on more vulnerable ecosystems. With energy and jobs high on the national agenda, government departments are failing in their ...

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South Africa grants 36 new mining licences

The Department of Mineral Resources approved 36 new mining licences in the past year, Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi told Parliament at the tabling of his department’s budget on Thursday. Depsite the recent challenges, including a tough economic ...

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Transformation slow in mining sector

Pretoria – The majority of companies in South Africa’s vast mining sector have not met their transformation responsibilities in the ten years to 2014, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Tuesday. Releasing an interim report ...

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