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Mine Health and Safety Under the Spotlight

Mine Health and Safety Under the Spotlight


Department of Mineral ResourcesAll mining companies and workers are encouraged to work safely and apply zero tolerance on substandard work and conditions.The mineral resources department announced this in a statement…

Mining Charter 2018 Released


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe Mining Charter 2018 has been released.In a statement, the mineral resources department described the release of the Charter as the "culmination of seven months of intensive…

DMR Amends Explosives Regulations


Department of Mineral ResourcesNew regulations relating to competent persons for explosives have been drawn up.The mineral resources department published the amended regulations in Government Gazette 41904 in terms of the…

Final Mining Charter on Track


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, has reiterated that the final Mining Charter is likely to be published for implementation by November 2018.The minister was speaking at…

DMR Weighing Options on MPRDA Bill


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe mineral resources department is consulting and weighing options on how to deal with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill.The mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe,…

Guidance Note on Tuberculosis Control Programmes Drawn Up


Department of Mineral ResourcesA guidance note designed to assist mine owners to set up tuberculosis (TB) control programmes has been drawn up.The mineral resources department published the guidance note in…

Comment Period on Mining Charter Extended


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe comment period for the revised Draft Mining Charter has been extended until the end of August 2018.The mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, announced the extension at…

Draft Mining Charter Published for Comment


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe Draft Mining Charter has been released for comment.Stakeholders have 30 days to comment on the reviewed Draft Charter.In the latest version, the Draft Charter stipulates that…

Draft Mining Charter on Track


Department of Mineral ResourcesCommunity consultations on the Draft Mining Charter were recently concluded.The mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, confirmed this during his department's budget vote speech in the National Council…

Section 54 of the MHS Act Under the Spotlight


Department of Mineral ResourcesThe mineral resources department trains inspectors to ensure consistency and fairness in the implementation of enforcement provisions.The department recently briefed parliament on Section 54 of the Mine…