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panafricanBusinessLive reports that at a time when the general sentiment towards the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and minister Mosebenzi Zwane is negative and hostile, Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots speaks of a more constructive relationship.  

He has also accused some companies of hiding behind criticism of the department to cover their inefficiency.  Loots spoke of the welcoming and helpful attitude of officials from the department and their counterparts at water affairs in approving permits needed for the R1.74bn Elikhulu tailings retreatment project at Pan African’s Evander mine.  "Co-operation from all stakeholders on Elikhulu has been excellent," Loots indicated.  His comments echo those of Northam officials at the new Booysendal mine, who spoke of a nurturing and professional relationship between the company and the regional office of the DMR as the platinum producer developed new mines in the impoverished area near Steelpoort, Limpopo.

  • Read this report by Allan Seccombe in full at BusinessLive

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