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Land rights and mining


Card image 12 April 2024 GroundUp

Alexkor vs Creecy in environment court battle

The state mining company is challenging an environmental compliance notice

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Card image 05 April 2024 Engineering News

Sibanye’s post-mining agri initiative seeks commercial farming, agribusiness partners

Nonprofit initiative Bokamoso Ba Rona has published a request for expression of interest, in seeking to partner with established commercial farmers and/or agribusinesses to spearhead Bokamoso’s catalytic projects. Bokamoso Ba Rona, which is Sesotho for ‘Our Future’, was founded by multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater together with the Gauteng Infrastructure Finance Agency, the Far West Rand Dolomitic Water Association and the West Rand district municipality.

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Card image 07 March 2024 GroundUp

Green hydrogen mega-project stokes community fears of dire economic and environmental losses

The massive green hydrogen project and port development are planned for Boegoebaai in the Northern Cape.

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Card image 28 February 2024 Daily Maverick

Thousands join occupational lung diseases class action as mining firms oppose certification application

While thousands of former and current coal miners have joined a class action against companies regarding occupational lung diseases, spearheaded by human rights lawyer Richard Spoor, his law firm says the companies have signalled they plan to oppose the certification application.

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Card image 20 February 2024 Mining Weekly

Unions express dismay over mining sector retrenchments

Trade unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the plans announced by various mining firms to restructure their businesses and potentially retrench hundreds or thousands of workers and contractors. AMCU says neoliberal policies are the reason for these developments.

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Card image 16 February 2024 Global Mining Review

Anglo American South African mines achieve responsible mining standard

Anglo American’s mines in South Africa have completed an IRMA audit for responsible mining.

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Card image 14 February 2024 Daily Maverick

Melting ice, geopolitical heat? Westminster hears of simmering Antarctic ‘mining’ threat via Cape Town

During a new UK House of Commons inquiry into British South Pole interests, a leading academic has told MPs that Russian oil and gas surveys via Cape Town may raise questions about the vulnerable region’s future. Citing a Daily Maverick investigation, Professor Klaus Dodds noted that international law would, eventually, allow any signatory state to walk away from Antarctica’s mining ban and the wider treaty edifice.

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Card image 09 February 2024 GroundUp

Communities demand more benefits from mines in their towns

About 200 people attended a summit hosted by Mining Affected Communities United in Action in Pretoria

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Card image 07 February 2024 Daily Maverick

Copper is king in the world of mining

The metal’s value cycle has been extremely volatile for a long time, but right now it is soaring and mining companies around the world are scrambling for land and licences. In South Africa, however, it is mainly mined by theft from the railways.

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Card image 08 February 2024 Daily Maverick

‘Nothing about us, without us,’ mining-affected communities demand in protest outside DMRE offices

Mining-affected communities from across SA gathered outside the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy head offices in Tshwane on Thursday, demanding that they be included in the decision-making about mining in their communities and that they be allowed to share the socioeconomic benefits.

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