Joburg's Building Rooftops Are Being Turned Into Really Cool Farms
Huffpost – Johannesburg's 1921 Chamber of Mines building has become more than just an iconic architectural monument -- it's roof is now the first agricultural playground for a pilot project to assess the feasibility of growing herbs and vegetables on the rooftops of inner city buildings.
SA government takes healthcare services to Kuruman mineworkers
Engineering News – Mineworkers in the manganese-rich town of Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, are set to benefit from integrated healthcare and social services after government partnered with the mining industry and workers associations to launch a centre on Tuesday.
SA mining industry announces 1.8m fund for health screening of mineworkers
SA Labour News – ANA reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) on Friday announced its support for a R1.8 million health screening initiative in the OR Tambo district to mark World Aids Day.
Mines bolster fight to stop Aids
Dispatch Live – Marking World Aids Day this year in the OR Tambo district is particularly poignant coinciding as it does with the 100-year anniversary of the birth of a great son of this soil, Oliver Reginald Tambo.
Courts unable to solve impasse, says Cutifani
Business Day – Anglo American CEO says the solution will be for the government and industry to negotiate a settlement over the Mining Charter.
Johannesburg's new "agripreneurs" dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops
Reuters – The soaring “Chamber of Mines” building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa’s mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century to dig for gold.
MPRDA should be entirely withdrawn says Peter Leon
Mining Review – The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill in its current form should be entirely withdrawn.
Exclusion and corruption are two sides of the same coin
Huffington Post – The governance of the sector which has become synonymous with the inequality that manifests in broader society has been the preserve of the... elites.
Mining Charter: obsession with the colour of ownership a setback for mines
Business Day – The prioritisation of the ownership issue sidelines all the other empowerment channels that could make an impact.
No reprieve from uncertainty over charter for mining sector
Business Day – The South African mining industry will continue operating in an uncertain and damaging environment after the long-awaited review of the suspended third Mining Charter in the High Court in Pretoria was postponed to mid-February from mid-December.