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What mines mean for SA communities: violence, sickness

6 Feb 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   1
Four out of five people see no positive impact on living in close proximity to a mine.

R500m fund set to unleash growth in photovoltaics

30 Jan 2019 /  Sasha Planting   4
Inspired Evolution invests in SPV created by SolarAfrica, opening up access to finance.

Eskom is sinking the economy in the name of greening it, claims forum

15 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   26
Renewable energy is expensive, unnecessary and authorised without proper public participation, says Coal Transporters Forum as it heads to court.

Showdown in court over controversial Mpumalanga mining project

23 Oct 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Last minute attempt by state to shift the boundaries of a protected area to allow coal mining project slapped down.

No escape from high fuel prices

10 Oct 2018 /  Adriaan Kruger   15
Electric cars not a solution yet.

Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

21 Sep 2018 /  Kimberly Reynolds  
But residents sceptical of his intentions.

Calls for nationalisation of mines as more job losses loom at Impala

8 Aug 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   24
Amcu says it’s time to stop exporting jobs abroad, and focus on local beneficiation.

Gold producers urge unions to narrow demands

25 Jul 2018 /  Reuters  
As third set of wage talks fail.

Fuzzy disclosure by mines obscures the truth about rehabilitation

20 Jun 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
New research shows inconsistencies in disclosure and unreliability.

Awkward questions related to Wild Coast mineral sands project get short shrift at MRC AGM

11 Jun 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
Company is accused of using defamation suits to silence dissent over its SA mining activities.

Settlement seen in silicosis class action against gold firms

7 Feb 2018 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters  
Settle amount estimated at R9 billion.

Gold miners near silicosis lawsuit settlement

10 Jan 2018 /  Reuters  
Provision of around R5 billion has been made. Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals, Gold Fields among respondents.

Mining fatalities in SA rise for first time in decade

8 Dec 2017 /  Felix Njini   2
Companies dig deeper in ageing shafts to find more ore.

Court challenge to Mining Charter postponed to February

27 Nov 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters   1
Judge says two days not enough for the matter.

Gold mining firms make R5bn Silicosis provision

22 Nov 2017 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters  
Class action largest of its type in South Africa.

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