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mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has filed his answering affidavit in the North Gauteng High Court to oppose the urgent interdict application by the Chamber of Mines (COM) seeking to prevent government from implementing the revised Mining Charter.  

The COM applied in June to have the Mining Charter reviewed and set aside, saying it would be harmful to the industry and the economy because of its content, as well as the vague and contradictory language used therein.  The Charter, which was gazetted in June, inter alia sets new black ownership targets for the industry.  In his answering affidavit, Zwane accuses the COM of attempting to block effective and meaningful participation of black people in the mining and minerals industry.  He also says that the Charter was never meant to be an ‘aspirational document’, as suggested by the Chamber.  Furthermore, Zwane denies the COM’s allegation that he had not held meaningful consultations regarding the implementation of the Charter.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Chamber of Mines is blocking blacks, Zwane argues in court papers, at BusinessLive
  • And also, Zwane, COM’s dispute over revised Mining Charter heats up, at Mining Weekly
  • As well as, Zwane launches counter-attack saying Charter must be flexible, at Miningmx


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