Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Taking place in Parliament this week

The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes at its plenary sittings

There will be 24 Budget Votes scheduled for debate this week at National Assembly mini-plenary sittings. There will also be Policy Debates on Budget Votes at plenary sittings of the National Council of Provinces.    The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Select committee on land and mineral resources calls for harsher consequences on Mining companies neglecting health and safety

The committee has extended its heartfelt condolences to families of the deceased and wished for a speedy recovery to the injured workers

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has called for harsher consequences on the Sibanye-Stillwater mine if the mine could be found to have neglected measures to avert fatalities and loss of life prior to the seismic events that occurred there last week. Seven mine workers died underground las…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa mourns Mining disaster deaths

President Ramaphosa hopes the investigation into the Driefontein disaster will identify the causes of the incident and lead to solutions that will address the unacceptable rate of death in South African mines

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness at the death of seven workers at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine near Carletonville on the West Rand. The death toll at the mine has risen to seven following initial reports that four workers had passed away. “As government and South Africans at large, our…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

United Nations delivers Explosive Ordnance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Libya remains committed to strengthening the ability of Libyan National Security Institutions

 Explosive remnants of war lead to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of…

Source: Gécamines SA |

Reaction to the press release published by Katanga Mining on April 22, 2018 concerning the proceedings to dissolve Kamoto Copper Company SA (KCC) initiated by Gécamines

KCC is a joint company held at 25% by the Gécamines Group and at 75% by the Glencore Group

On April 20, 2018, Gécamines (http://Gecamines.cd) summoned Kamoto Copper Company SA (KCC) and its majority shareholders group controlled by Glencore before the Commercial Court of Kolwezi, in order to request from the latter the dissolution of KCC for failure to restore shareholder’s equity within the legal time period. KCC is…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Minister of Environmental Affairs Publishes an Amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations pertaining to Mining in Terms of Environmental Legislation

The amendment regulations have been published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998)

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations for the prospecting, exploration, mining or production operations in Government Gazette No. 41584 (Notice 452) for implementation. The amendment regulations have been published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor after high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) Fuel Conversion

The reactor’s continuous safe operation will enhance its utilization and support research, education and training in the nuclear field in Ghana

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for…

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Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Announced

Experts and government ministers to debate the significance of Africa’s oceans

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com) is to be held in London on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic…

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Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

There is an opportunity, especially in Africa to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialization and drive economic growth

Currently, one of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalization and its impact on the future of employment. It is met with equal parts excitement and trepidation. No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us. Siemens (www.Siemens.com) has…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

Minister Harriett Baldwin visited Angola 12-13 April 2018, discussing economic cooperation, women’s empowerment, and work to make the country landmine-free

Harriett Baldwin, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development met senior ministers of the new Angolan government between 12-13 April, as well as representatives from business and civil society. In meetings with the Foreign, Interior, and Economic and Social Development Ministers, Minister…