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SOUTH AFRICA: SA miners plan to supply 609MW of independent power provided regulations allow

THE South African mining industry was ready to help ease the country’s power shortages by building up to 609MW in electricity generating capacity, said Bloomberg News.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Sibanye-Stillwater’s SA gold operations achieve 10 million fatality free shifts

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that its SA gold operations achieved 10 million fatality free shifts on 26 January 2020. This is a significant milestone, which has never been achieved in the history of these gold operations, nor in the history of the SA deep level gold mining industry.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever

  • Date: 24-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSHWANE (miningweekly.com) – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Friday announced the lowest number of mining fatalities on record, at 51 for 2019.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Court dismisses Amcu move against layoffs

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) for leave to appeal against a lower court’s judgment on retrenchments at Royal Bafokeng platinum mine five years ago.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom, South Africa Treasury Seek Renewal of $1 Billion Loan Facility

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and South Africa’s National Treasury are in talks with banks to renew a 15 billion rand ($1.04 billion) government-guaranteed loan facility that the indebted state power utility announced in February last year.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC eases way for independent power producer programme

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The ANC has endorsed a market-friendly approach to the problem of SA’s energy shortage, including allowing municipalities to procure their own energy, expanding the independent power producer (IPP) programme and freeing up regulations around self-generation by business.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Deadly start to 2020 for mine workers - AMCU

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is saddened by a "tragic start to 2020" as three mine workers died while on duty last week.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Nearly 5,000 jobs go at Marikana as Sibanye-Stillwater ends talks

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SGL) has confirmed almost 5,000 jobs will go from its Marikana platinum group metals operation in South Africa as it concluded the Section 189A consultation process with relevant stakeholders.

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