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southafricalogoBloomberg reports that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has withdrawn plans to impose a moratorium on granting, renewing and transfering mining rights and says it will explore other measures to ensure companies are compliant with the Mining Charter.  

The DMR said on its Twitter account on Thursday that views submitted about the potential impact of the freeze, particularly from junior miners, suggested that alternative means should be explored to ensure companies were compliant with the Charter.  The decision was announced just before a High Court hearing on Friday in which the Chamber of Mines planned to seek an order halting the moratorium.  The legal battle began after Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane in June published a revised Mining Charter, which would require mining assets to be 30% black-owned, up from 26%.  The Chamber moved to block the revised Charter in a case due to be heard in court in September.

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