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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday welcomed the reviewed Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the SA mining and minerals industry (mining charter) as gazetted by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.  

The union said in a statement that this “puts the industry well on time” to achieve its alignment process with the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act and the Department Trade and Industry codes of good practice as per the minister of trade and industry exemption gazetted in 2015.  The NUM said it would study the draft mining charter and prepare a substantial contribution that would be submitted to the mineral resources department within the prescribed period, “with the hope of ensuring the workers benefit through employee share ownership schemes, human resources development, home ownership, and employment equity, among other elements.”

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Unions, mining firms have mixed reactions on mining charter draft, at The New Age
  • And also, Mining Charter draft changes worsen division, at BDLive

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