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comDavid McKay reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA is contemplating the launch of a second interdict application against the government in as many months following a notice in the Government Gazette on Wednesday which critics say would cripple the industry.  

Relying on certain legislative discretional powers, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, plans to suspend all new mining and prospecting licenses.  Affected parties have been given until 4 August to make submissions to the DMR.  The move has been interpreted by an attorney from Webber Wentzel as an effort to “… force the industry to ultimately bow to the minister’s whim in respect of Mining Charter III”.  The Chamber said on Thursday it was “… writing to the minister to request his immediate withdrawal of the notice, failing which the Chamber will apply for an urgent interdict to suspend and review the notice”.  It believes the notice constitutes “an unlawful action” for a number of reasons.

  • Read this report in full at Miningmx
  • See too, Chamber to Zwane: withdraw or we’re going to court (again), at Moneyweb

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