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comFin24 reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) has become the latest business formation to voice its support for trade union federation Cosatu’s protests against state capture and corruption.  

In a statement on Wednesday, the COM threw its weight behind Business Unity SA (BUSA) and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) in support of Cosatu’s country-wide marches that were due to start at 10:00 on Wednesday.  Hundreds of thousands of workers were expected to take part in protests against corruption and state capture in 13 cities around SA.  In an unprecedented move, business organisations BUSA and BLSA on Tuesday sided with Cosatu’s planned marches, saying these were extraordinary times, which called for extraordinary action.  The COM said the future of SA and its people continued to be jeopardised by the effects of state capture and corruption.  “The future of our very own mining industry is at risk,” the statement read.  The COM also said that the “unilaterally developed Mining Charter” introduced by Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane carried “strong indications of corrupt motives”.

  • Read this report by Liesl Peyper in full at Fin24
  • Read the COM’s press statement in full at Polity

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