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gigaba2Moneyweb reports that the Finance Minister unveiled a 14-point plan on Thursday to restore confidence in the economy that also called for the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and the Chamber of Mines (COM) to come back to the table and try to resolve the impasse over the Mining Charter.  

“We want the parties to find one another and I hope that they continue to engage,” he said at a press conference.  He revealed thereafter that he had met with the COM earlier this week to try and understand what was going on and he gave a commitment to try to assist in facilitating discussions.  COM chief executive Roger Baxter confirmed that it was a cordial and “well-intentioned” meeting, but said the engagement was probably too late.  He pointed out that the COM had initiated three separate legal proceedings to suspend and review the Charter.  One of the other points Gigaba raised as a priority was the finalisation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill.

  • Read this report by Warren Thompson in full at Moneyweb
  • Read too, Gigaba tables economy action plan, reopens mining charter engagement, at Mining Weekly
  • And also, Gigaba sets December deadline for MPRDA, re-opens Charter talks, at Miningmx

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