Small-scale Ghanaian mining ban lifted
A ban on small-scale mining operations in Ghana, which has been in place since January 2017 to crack down on illegal mining, has been lifted by the national government.
Unions call for government control following Pakistan miner deaths
The National Labour Council (NLC) and Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research have demanded that the country’s government cancel leases given to mining companies in the wake of the recent explosion at a coal mine in Balochistan that claimed the lives of 13 workers.
Lily gold mine scheduled to reopen in 2020 following disaster
The Lily gold mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is expected to reopen in February 2020 under new owners, following its closure in the wake of an accident that led to the deaths of three employees in 2016.
Opening the lid on North Korea’s untapped mineral reserves
Landmark discussions between the US and North Korea have led to speculation that the latter’s mineral riches, estimated to be worth around $6tn, could soon be within reach. But what do we know about mining in the secretive, dictatorial nation, and how accurate are the resource estimations?
Standard Chartered announces new head of metals and mining
British banking and financial services provider Standard Chartered has appointed Richard Horrocks-Taylor to its new position of global head of metals and mining.