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Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

South Africa’s government recently published directions on how public participation can safely be achieved during environmental authorisation (EA) processes. This is an important step as the country adapts to living with the risk of Covid-19...
Mining sector perseveres despite Covid-19

Mining sector perseveres despite Covid-19

The South African mining sector is managing the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably well, but the country needs to do more if it wants mining to benefit from the looming demand peak in ‘green minerals’.  Ralf Hennecke, General Manager: Technology and...
ZAC gears up to restart operations

ZAC gears up to restart operations

KwaZulu-Natal based Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) is gearing up to restart mining and processing operations at the mine. The mine has been on care and maintenance since President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the state of national disaster...
Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its far-reaching effects, was the driving factor behind gold consumer demand weakness throughout 2020, leading to a 14% decline in annual demand to 3759.6t.[1] Last year was the first sub-4 000t year since 2009 according...