Sustainability Corner

Compliance in mining amid Covid-19

Compliance in mining amid Covid-19

Compliance requirements for the mining industry are becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry. By Janine Espin* Planning and preparation are essential in undertaking new or extending old mining projects, regardless of size....
Thakadu starts production at refinery

Thakadu starts production at refinery

Thakadu Battery Materials, a supplier of high-purity battery raw materials, has commenced production at its U$20 million nickel sulphate refinery in South Africa. This will put Africa on the map as a supplier of battery-grade product to the growing...
Putting coal ash to good use

Putting coal ash to good use

Coal ash from power stations and steam generators continues to accumulate across the country. As a result, the South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) has called for private and public sectors to explore ways of incorporating coal ash into their...
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...
BME recognised for safety performance

BME recognised for safety performance

BME received the Sustained High-Performance Award from the chemical sector for its safety performance. The accolade was part of the Responsible Care Awards run annually by the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) – held this...