Susan Shabangu

Zwane running a one man show at DMR

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant has said that Minister Mosebenzi Zwane does not always consult him when he makes decisions about the mining industry. Oliphant who was speaking on Xolani Gwala’s show, confessed that,...

Transformation drive at Mining Lekgotla

Addressing the third annual Mining Lekgotla at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Thursday, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said while South Africa has good labour laws in place, the lack of real transformation contributed to the recent industrial...

Chamber of Mines hails Ramatlhodi’s experience

The Chamber of Mines has congratulated Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi on his appointment as Minister of Mineral Resources and Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant on retaining his position. This follows South African President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of...
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Shabangu is out, Ramatlhodi is in

South African President Jacob Zuma has named Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi as the new Minister of Mineral Resources, replacing Susan Shabangu. Political career Ramatlhodi was Deputy Minister of Correctional Services in the previous Cabinet. He started...

Central Basin AMD plant becomes operational

The Central Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) plant will be fully operational at the end of this month, treating and discharging 57 Ml a day into the Klip River. The mine shaft is over 1 500 m deep. The pumps, which are 15 m high (the equivalent of...

DA to fight approval of MPRDA Amendment Bill

While the National Assembly approved the Minerals & Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill on 12 March, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is opposing the motion to suspend Rule 253 of Parliament in order to have it passed, James...

Tougher action mooted to stop illegal mining

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has called for more sustainable methods for the closure of open holes and shafts, as well as tunnels underground, to prevent illegal miners from reopening sealed access points. She appealed to members of...