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mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that on the eve of an urgent interdict application against the latest Mining Charter, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane reached an agreement with the Chamber of Mines to wait for a judicial review in December rather than appear in court on Thursday.  

This is the second time that Zwane has avoided confronting the Chamber in court, with a last-minute withdrawal previously of plans to impose a moratorium on approvals of new and transferred mining rights.  The latest stand-down came as the parties were due to meet in the High Court in Pretoria to hear the Chamber’s urgent bid to interdict the third version of the Charter, which the minister has suspended.  Zwane’s legal counsel approached the Chamber to reach an agreement to maintain the suspension of the Charter until judgment is delivered after a legal review by a full bench of judges in December.  Zwane’s legal counsel agreed that neither Zwane nor anyone in the Department of Mineral Resources would directly or indirectly apply provisions of the third charter.

  • Read this report by Allan Seccombe in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Urgent interdict delayed after Zwane undertaking to halt Charter implementation, at The Citizen
  • And also, Mining Charter halted till after December, at Fin24

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