Mineral Resources News

Somalia denies selling any Kenyan oil blocks

But the actual cause of friction is a presentation made last week by the Somali Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, depicting a profile of its oil stock to investors in London, in which it promised better returns for those who would take up the offer.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 18, 2019

SA shouldn’t be exploring new fossil fuels

We need to stop this madness of searching for more because we do live in a carbon-constrained world and we can’t afford to continue to act as if we don’t.” Steele says despite the discovery being a major boost for South Africa’s ailing economy as hailed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, there can never be economic development at any cost.

EWN , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

#SONADebate: MPs go easy on Mantashe as he delivers maiden speech

: Commission Secretary Dr. Khotso de Wee Parliament - Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has been left off the hook from being asked questions and heckled by MPs on his links with Bosasa as he was delivering his maiden speech.

IOL , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

SA must prepare for foreign investors, says Mantashe on Total gas discovery

CAPE TOWN - Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africans must accept and embrace foreign investors who want to pour billions of rands into the local economy.

EWN , South Africa Feb 11, 2019

'Land seizures won't happen' - expert

Last year the courts ruled that the ministry had to obtain consent from the Xolobeni community, as the holder of rights on land, before granting a mining licence to Australian-owned Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 11, 2019

SA's tough choice: Land redistribution or mining investment?

Last year the courts ruled that the ministry had to obtain consent from the Xolobeni community, as the holder of rights on land, before granting a mining licence to Australian-owned Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources.

EWN , South Africa Feb 9, 2019

Xolobeni activist defies death threats to protect her ancestral land

Mining will destroy our livelihoods, our valuable ecosystems ... Our social fabric will be destroyed in the name of development.” In November, Xolobeni residents clinched a landmark victory against the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources, a subsidiary of Australian miner Mineral Commodities (MRC) when the North Gauteng High Court ruled that in terms of the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act (IPILRA), the minister of Mineral Resources may not grant mining rights without the full consent of customary communities.

IOL , South Africa Feb 9, 2019

Mantashe wouldn't allow upgrades to his houses if he knew of Bosasa corruption

Mantashe wouldn't allow upgrades to his houses if he knew of Bosasa corruption Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has confirmed that Bosasa staff installed the camera's in his three properties but denies the claim that they cost R300,000.

EWN , South Africa Feb 8, 2019

Mantashe: ‘I was never under Bosasa's payroll’

JOHANNESBURG – Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has conceded that Bosasa executive Papa Leshabane installed security cameras at his three properties on behalf of the company but denies that the upgrades amounted to the quoted cost of R300,000.

EWN , South Africa Feb 8, 2019

SA mining needs a proper boost, says analyst

And the government always sides with labour; nowhere else in the world does this happen.” President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe told the indaba that the sun wasn't setting on the mining industry, as many thought.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019