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80% of mine companies failing climate test

New research from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) reveals that just two of the ten largest mining companies are aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. These 10 companies have a market capitalisation of over $350bn and contribute to...

Being in control of carbon tax

By Francois du Plessis According to air quality expert at the European Environment Agency, Alberto Gonzalez Ortiz, the world has seen a dramatic drop in pollution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this is mainly due to the reduction in Nitrogen...

De Beers helps fight GBV amid COVID-19

De Beers group donates $200 000 to assist women’s support organisations in its host communities to respond to COVID-19. The money will help four producer partner countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – to assist women’s shelters...

Dissecting safer tailings facilities

Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a...

Understanding tax during COVID-19

By Adéle de Jager Bowmans tax executive Adéle de Jager explains what COVID-19 means in terms tax in the mining industry. During the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly. The effect on deep-level...

Legal experts discuss COVID-19 impact

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts, specialising in the mining industry, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the mining industry in an insightful podcast. With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect until the end of April, and the potential for yet...

Managing COVID-19 in coal sector

Many organisations are open to suggestions on how to best manage the coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak of the virus and the subsequent societal restrictions have placed significant operational challenges on countless businesses, none more so...