Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

The coal industry needs to counter the negative attitude towards the industry by investing in clean coal technology and funding research initiatives to find alternative markets for coal, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. He told delegates at the opening of the fourteenth annual Southern African Coal Conference, on Thursday, that the movement towards clean energy was moving “at breakneck speed”. “Coal mining is under siege. If you don’t understand that, you are from another…

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Africa Mining: SA Minister defends coal, complains about high electricity prices

Africa Mining: SA Minister defends coal, complains about high electricity prices

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has defended the role of coal in the country’s energy mix and complained about the harmful effect of high electricity prices on the local beneficiation of minerals.

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Africa Mining: South African Minister unhappy with Gold Fields after job talks

Africa Mining: South African Minister unhappy with Gold Fields after job talks

South Africa’s Gold Fields is not acting in good faith in talks with the government over planned job cuts, mining minister Gwede Mantashe said on Monday, a setback for negotiations aimed at ending a weeks-long strike.

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Africa Mining: “Increased urgency to improve SA mine health, safety” – Mineral Resources Minister

Africa Mining: “Increased urgency to improve SA mine health, safety” – Mineral Resources Minister

The increase in mining fatalities in South Africa’s mining sector over the past two years has increased the urgency of improving health and safety in the sector, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

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Africa Mining: South Africa Minister delays finalisation of draft mining charter

South Africa’s mines minister Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday he will extend by a month a period for public comment on a mining industry charter which lays out requirements for black ownership levels and other targets.

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Africa Mining: SA Mining Minister considers invoking ‘use it or lose it’ principle

Speaking at the official unveiling of the rebranded Minerals Council South Africa (previously the Chamber of Mines), on Wednesday, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe noted that he and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) were unenthusiastic, but willing to make use of the ‘use it or lose it’ principle for mines currently under care and maintenance.

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Africa Mining: South Africa aims to finalise mining charter in June, minister says

South Africa aims to finalise a third version of a hotly contested mining charter in June, mines minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday, later than the government had predicted last month.

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