February 2016


MINE COMMUNITIES – A CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY NIGHTMARE? Mining Feature February 2016

In an attempt to address the economic imbalances of the past, various legal frameworks have been enacted, which have resulted in huge legal and social obligations for mining companies. These frameworks are there to ensure that mines transform the social and economic welfare of those South Africans who are dependent on them.

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AN EMPLOYER’S DUTY TO KEEP ITS EMPLOYEES SAFE Mining Feature February 2016

In Assmang Limited t/a Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine (the Employer) v Thabiso Mashita (the Employee), the Labour Court dealt with the issue of strict compliance by the Employer with its zero tolerance policy relating to the storage of explosives in boxes by underground miners.

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IS LOCAL BENEFICIATION ESSENTIAL? Mining Feature February 2016

It may be viewed as strange, to discuss the sustainability of the South African mining industry when it is in a state of extreme distress, and some may say, actually fighting for survival.

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CAN THIS OLD LEOPARD CHANGE ITS SPOTS? Mining Feature February 2016

Prior to the 2015 Johannesburg Indaba on mining, the founder and CEO, Paula Munsie, stated that "tackling important matters such as remuneration, social licence to operate, sustainability, resources strengths, delivering shareholder returns, and running a mining operation that is profitable and rewarding for all stakeholders, remains hugely challenging."

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