11 September 2018
The Zimbabwean Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has removed a two-week ban on chrome mining in the central Midlands province, on the condition that chrome mining operations adhere to...
4 September 2018
Swedish companies Volvo and Skanska have started tests at their Electric Site project, where electric and hybrid vehicles are used to complete mining work to determine whether a carbon neutral...
17 August 2018
The US Government is pushing ahead with its plans to open up land formerly belonging to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining companies, despite lawsuits filed...
9 July 2018
The New Zealand Government has banned Christchurch-based businessman and former mine operator Mike McDonald from serving as a director or promoter of any company for four years and six months,...
22 June 2018
The Ghanaian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has warned the government not to lift the country’s ban on small-scale mining, following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s announcement earlier...
21 June 2018
South African think tank the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has criticised a draft of the country’s new mining charter for undermining competition between larger companies and rendering smaller operations...
13 June 2018
Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced two changes to the country’s mining regulations covering finance and the environment, which are the first amendments to the regulations introduced in 1968.
8 June 2018
The South African Department of Mineral Resources has awarded two mining permits to thousands of artisanal miners, giving them legal access to 500ha of land in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
6 June 2018
The Australian Government has released a series of reports on the impacts of 22 proposed coal mine projects on water resources in the Hunter sub-region on the country’s south-east coast.
6 March 2018
The UK has postponed making a decision on allowing the Banks Group to build a new open-cast coal mine in North East England.