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fransbaleniMining Weekly reports that former leading mining trade unionist Frans Baleni said on Wednesday that, in the spirit of meaningful dialogue, the Mining Charter should be withdrawn and all key stakeholders must have a serious dialogue about the future of a sustainable mining industry in SA.  

Speaking at the Mining Indaba, Baleni said such dialogue should be characterised by mutual commitment, which should not be compromised.  “Change must happen,” the former secretary general of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) demanded in reference to the unilateral manner in which the controversial Mining Charter III was gazetted without consultation by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.  He argued that fundamental transformation could coexist with sustainable mining, which was essential to the new definition of prosperity.

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