The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s new president has brought hope...
Will a new president herald a golden era for South African mining?
The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s new president has brought hope that the current impasse over the Mining Charter will soon be resolved. So what are the prospects for South Africa’s mining industry under this business-savvy leadership?
GroundProbe launches new laser technology to monitor open-cut mines
Explosives and blasting systems company Orica's subsidiary GroundProbe has unveiled a new laser-based technology that is designed to monitor open-cut mines.
What makes a strong mining brand?
BHP has been unveiled as the world’s most valuable mining brand in strategy consultancy Brand Finance’s latest Mining, Iron and Steel 25 league table. The company’s re-branding and the ‘Think Big’ marketing campaign have been cited as the main reasons for the accolade. Brand Finance Australia managing director Mark Crowe discusses the league table and the growing importance of brand management in the mining sector.
Philippines President demands mining companies plant more trees
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to mining firms, stating they must commit to reforestation or risk losing rights to practise open-pit mining next year.
Mining Ukraine: as strikes hit hard what lies ahead for a mega-coal miner?
Coal miners in Ukraine have once again been on strike, with thousands of state-owned Selidivvugillya’s workers downing tools in protest against unpaid wages. With millions of dollars of wage arrears building up, fears are growing for the sustainability of the coal industry and the thousands it supports. Could this permanently affect coal mining in Ukraine?
Six workers killed in accident at Newmont Mining’s project in Ghana
Six miners have been killed following the collapse of the roof of a tunnel at Newmont Mining’s Ahafo Mill Expansion (AME) project in Ghana.
Sibanye-Stillwater launches new digital mining laboratory
South African firm Sibanye-Stillwater has launched a digital mining laboratory in partnership with the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, which is expected to support the company's aim of creating the ‘mine of the future’.
US court calls for reduced mining in Montana and Wyoming
A US federal court has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reduce mining operations in the states of Montana and Wyoming in order to address concerns regarding climate change.
Risky business: managing political instability in the mining industry
Managing political and regulatory risks while operating abroad is now a business imperative for mining operators. Julian Turner talks to Rob Foulkes and Charlie Pembroke of consultancy Critical Resource about sustainability, licence to operate issues and avoiding mistakes of the past.
Cultivating responsible mining in Canada and abroad
The Mining Association of Canada’s ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ standard, which requires members to annually assess their performance in several key areas, has now been adopted in four different countries – most recently the Philippines. Heidi Vella finds out how the initiative is helping raise standards at mines both in Canada and abroad.
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