COVID-19

Fluor donates to the Solidarity Fund

Fluor South Africa has pledged R200 000 to the South African Solidarity Fund to show its support for the country’s efforts to fight the unprecedented crises caused by the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the world was grappling with the...

COVID-19 and WUL applications

The clock has essentially been stopped on water use licence (WUL) application timeframes, until South Africa’s coronavirus-related lockdown comes to an end. Jacky Burke, principal scientist at SRK ConsultingCredit: SRK Consulting According to Jacky...

Africa’s energy bounce back post COVID-19

The double crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in oil prices is taking a toll on African economies and the African energy industry. A bounce back from this historic crisis will require strict and bold government action. An unstable and...

A partnership to fight COVID-19

Cummins has reached an agreement with 3M to manufacture high-efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs). PAPRs are important equipment for front-line healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19...

Resuming operations safely

The lifting of lockdown regulations permitted mines to resume operations. As such most mines which had temporarily halted operations are in the process of resuming operations again. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued 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...

Ramping up production after COVID-19

The relaxing of lockdown regulations has seen a gradual increase in activity within the mining industry, as some mines have resumed operations. Last week Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

Operations resume at DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD announced that work has resumed at its Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operations at reduced levels. According to CEO Niël Pretorius, 34% of Ergo staff is back at work and reclaiming material from four high-volume sites. The staff...

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...