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Is mining still the goose that lays the golden egg?

Employment and production figures released for the second quarter of 2018 suggested that the mining sector prevented the South African economy from going into recession. This seems to have...

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A benefit or hindrance?

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) has promoted extensive debate within the mining and natural resources sector...

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The intersection of customary law and environmental protection

It shouldn’t be possible for the state to criminally prosecute a person for exercising their legal rights. This was, however, exactly what happened to Mr Gongqose and other members of ...

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Update on Queensland mining sector reforms

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The efficacy of using independent experts in dispute resolution clauses – Are they practical for complex disputes?

In the recent decision of Onslow Salt Pty Ltd v Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation [2018] FCAFC 118 (‘Onslow v BTAC’) the full bench of the Federal Court dismissed an ...

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Access Denied: No mining permitted without prior consultation

In South Africa, land ownership is separate from the right to mine minerals found in the land. The mining right holder is, however, given the right to enter land that it doesn't own to...

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Colorado School of Mines at the frontier of space resources education

While there is plenty of earth-bound activity in the mining sector, companies continue to explore the possibility of developing mineral resources in outer space. As part of that effort,...

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ENRG: Mining subsector newsletter - November 2018

2018 is coming to a rapid close and it has been another rollercoaster year for the mining sector.

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