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According to the Minerals Council of South Africa, South African women have played a key role in above-ground mining positions prior to them being legally allowed to work underground in 1996. Women have gradually become formal participants in all aspects of the industry. They have come up against challenges and restrictions and over the years, the industry has become better at identifying and dealing with these issues and creating more inclusive conditions for women in the workplace.

Jubilee Metals Group, with operations in Africa provides a performance update of its new and expanded fully integrated South African Inyoni PGM and Chrome Operations and its Zambian Southern Copper Strategy, which involves integrating the Sable Copper and Cobalt refinery with the newly constructed copper concentrator, Project Roan. This new and significantly enlarged operational footprint follows an investment programme implemented over the past 12 months of £ 39.5 million (R786 million). 

South Africa's trajectory towards a low carbon economy, infrastructure and mining-led economic recovery and green economy are set to receive a boost following the completion of an agreement signed by the Council for Geoscience (CGS) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). This cooperative agreement will open doors for economic growth across key sectors that drive economic growth.

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has published a new Social and Economic Reporting Framework which commits members to report against a set of social and economic indicators, empowering stakeholders such as communities, governments, and investors to assess the contribution of mining to social and economic development more easily.   

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