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BBE unveils software tool for safer underground mines

HUB is an internally developed software tool based on BBE’s expertise and experience to help manage safer underground mines.

A sunny summer for South Africans ruined by fuel and groceries price hike

The AA has stated that the increases will have consequences for consumers as higher costs will be recovered through higher prices at the till.

Orion expands Okiep after securing rights for adjoining Nigramoep mine

Orion has received notice for the addition of five new "copper ore” and “tungsten ore” areas to its tenement portfolio on the Okiep Project.
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Mantashe is right: Africa needs its own approach to defining critical minerals 

Mantashe is right on the money when he says critical minerals cannot be defined in terms of those who use them and those who have them.

Significant opportunity lies in increased beneficiation in SA

The level of value-added mineral beneficiation undertaken in South Africa is low, with activities being primary production and exports.
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Mining rights and indirect change of control – judge settles old debate

It has always been clear that the MPRDA prohibits the transfer of a prospecting or mining right without the DMRE's consent.

DMW 2023: Making mining safer for women

Day 2 at DMW 2023 included a panel discussion titled ‘Making Mining Safer for Women: a Crucial Factor in Integration and Social Inclusion’.

Is Kgosientsho Ramokgopa a powerless power minister?

Minister of Energy, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has indicated that it would make sense to extend the life of the country’s coal-fired power plants.

ENLIT AFRICA DAY 2: DMRE Minister Gwede Mantashe shines a light on load shedding

Africa’s energy transition ambitions’ are being tested in the face of a global recession, rising poverty, unemployment and falling revenue.

The current state of health and safety in South Africa’s mining industry

The industry’s health and safety performance in 2022 showed a marked reduction to below 2019’s 51 lost lives, which was the lowest on record.

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