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Conservative legislators in the US have an objection to President Barack Obama’s Trade Adjustment Assistance bill – that it is welfare in disguise that will benefit those who in their view should not be getting state hand-outs. Obama’s emerging deal on trade makes provision for assistance (of potentially billion of dollars) to those Americans adversely … Read more
(News24) – Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has expressed concerns at the rate of retrenchments in the mining industry. “The cumulative retrenchments we’ve seen are a great worry for us as the regulator of the mining industry. We need bold leadership from all in the industry at this time, in order to decisively tackle … Read more
I’m going to start referring to my friend Tracey Swanepoel as Mother Christmas. Because although she doesn’t blog as often as any of us would like, when she does, it’s worth the wait. Today’s contribution is a perfect example. Tracey, who has spent much of her working career in the mining sector, has reflected deeply … Read more
As journalists, conferences are a necessary evil. If fortunate, you get to breeze in and out, picking the juicy spots. Which makes it impossible to get the full picture, to sense the mood. Last week’s Joburg Mining Indaba generated a lot of news. That tends to camouflage the underlying sentiment. So we asked an insider, … Read more