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Mine deaths increasing amongst small mining enterprises


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyFatalities in the past three years in the smaller and some medium mines are on the increase, said the department of minerals and energy (DME)…

Government to tighten health and safety measures at mines


Department of Minerals and EnergyThe government was determined to improve health and safety standards at South African mines and thereby reduce the high number of deaths associated with the domestic…

Energy Bill and energy master plan in Parliament at same time


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyThe new National Energy Bill gives recognition to the fact that energy is linked to economic development, said Nhlanhla Gumede, deputy director-general, hydrocarbons and energy…

Energy Bill aimed at future energy security, says DME


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy"The Energy Bill is all about energy security in the future and is designed to ensure that energy resources are available in sustainable quantities and…

DME Sets Date For Mining and Energy Departmental Split


Portfolio Committees on Energy and MiningA joint sitting of the newly formed mining and energy portfolio committees was told that the financial re-structuring process of splitting the department of minerals…

DME Says Lack of Research Inhibiting Development in Mining


Portfolio Committees on Energy and MiningThe current low levels of investment in research remained one of the challenges facing South Africa's mining sector, Mosa Mabuza, minerals policy and promotions director…