A delicate symbiosis – Green cities and the mining sector

Our cities of the future need to be cleaner, greener and technologically superior. This will rely heavily on mined natural resources, and has already set in motion a transformation of the sector as we know it. This article is part of our Future Cities Series, where our experts explore the pressures facing our cities in the post-Covid era and map out the key issues and industry themes in re-thinking urban life. Read more

A mining make-over in progress?

In his recent keynote address to the platinum group metals industry, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe (the Minister) indicated that South Africa aims to increase the country’s share of global exploration expenditure to at least three per cent in the next five years. Read more

Force majeure and China import restrictions

The Chinese Government has reportedly issued verbal advice to state-owned enterprises and private coal customers to not buy certain categories of Australian exports, including coal and copper ore, ‘until further notice’. Reports indicate that the decision has resulted in the cancellation of several cargoes of exports over the last few weeks. It is anticipated that … Read more

NSW Government clarifies the strategic future of coal exploration and mining in New South Wales

On 24 June 2020 the NSW Government released its ‘Strategic Statement on Coal Exploration and Mining in NSW’ (the Statement), which outlines the Government’s policy position on future coal mining and exploration in New South Wales and aims to provide increased certainty to industry and community stakeholders. The new policy position recognises the ‘finite lifespan’ … Read more

What commodities are showing more resilience from COVID-19 and why?

Olivier Binyingo, a director in the Johannesburg office of Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP who has built particular experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will participate in a DRC Mining Week webinar on Thursday 18 June, 11:00 GMT which will address questions such as: Will the permanency of these declines be tied to … Read more