mining industry

COVID-19 in the mining industry

According to the Minerals Council South Africa, the mining industry is not the ‘epicentre’ of COVID-19. The Council clarified this in a statement following reports made by newspapers and government officials, who the Council believes are not part...

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...

Business as usual during lockdown

South Africa is officially on lockdown for the next 21 days. The Mining News and Inside Mining team is delighted to let our valued readers know that it will be business as usual during the 21-day lockdown. On Monday President Cyril Ramaphosa...

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...

Titanium plant will bring jobs

The mining industry on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast will get a R4.5 billion boost next year through the construction of a titanium processing plant in the Richards Bay industrial development zone. The R4.5 billion is made up of a R4 billion...