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Towards a greater vision for Africa’s mining sector

Africa’s civil society organisations in the mining sector should mobilise communities to force governments and companies to implement the Africa mining vision (AMV) in its fullest, including complying with human rights and environmental and safety...

Sustainable leadership

When Themba Mkhwanazi was appointed CEO of Kumba Iron Ore in 2016, significant change was already under way: the business had just been through a restructuring, which resulted in some retrenchments; a new operating model had been introduced to...

Exxaro’s sustainability approach

With a strong commitment to sustainability, South Africa’s largest black empowered resource enterprise, Exxaro, says it strives to conduct business activities in a way that creates success not only for the company, but for society too. “From how we...

What lies ahead for miners?

The world is changing and miners in many instances need to adapt their practices and product offering just to stay relevant. Nico Pienaar, director of surface mining industry association ASPASA (Aggregate and Sand Producers of South Africa), says...

Underground Wi-Fi for productivity

Speaking to Anglo American’s innovation strategy, the introduction of underground Wi-Fi has improved productivity and working conditions for hundreds of miners at Anglo American’s coal mining operations in Mpumalanga, by enabling two-way...