Publications

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Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines for the compilation of a mandatory Code of Practice on mitigation and management of the COVID-19 outbreak

At a time when the NUM in Limpopo has called for the temporary closure of mines and for the area to revert to a level-5 lockdown, on 18 May 2020, the Chief Inspector of Mines (CIM)...

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COVID-19 - NUMSA v SAA – The death knell to successful business rescue?

On Friday, 8 May 2020, the Labour Court upheld an urgent application by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (the Unions) against...

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COVID-19 SA – AMCU Judgment and the effect on all mines

On 1 May 2020, the Labour Court handed down a highly anticipated order in the application instituted by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) against the Minister of...

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What "Alert Level 4" means for mining operations

On 29 April 2020, regulations were issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 that regulate how the country will operate under an Alert Level 4 (Regulations). The Alert Level ...

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South Africa | Why post-COVID-19 is a good time to beneficiate

Who makes the best chocolate in the world, the Swiss or the Belgians? Either way, neither of these countries owns vast tracts of cocoa plantations. They import the raw materials to make...

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South Africa | A reprieve for the Mining Industry - mining operations may start to operate at 50% capacity, subject to strict conditions

On 16 April 2020, amendments were issued to the regulations published under the Disaster Management Act, 2002, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will significantly impact the...

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South Africa | Directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe, has issued Directions in terms of the Disaster Management Act in order to provide additional guidance to the mining industry ...

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COVID-19: South Africa | The Big Section 54

As the nation comes to grips with the unprecedented nationwide lockdown of 21 days (and perhaps even longer if needed), businesses are making such adjustments as they can to preserve their...

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Publication of the Draft Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry 2018 Mining Alert 1

The publication of the Draft Broad-based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (Draft Mining Charter 2018) on Friday, 15 June 2018 came in the wake...

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