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SolidarityMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity has welcomed the position taken by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe during the Mining Charter summit that all employees below senior management level should receive equal benefits from the charter’s proposed shareholding scheme, regardless of race.  

According to Solidarity general secretary Gideon du Plessis, the Minister’s position would promote nonracialism.  During the summit, which was held on 7 and 8 July, Solidarity also called on stakeholders to avoid further legal action and to rather focus on reaching a negotiated settlement.  Du Plessis expressed the hope that Mantashe’s view that ongoing engagement between stakeholders was essential, together with an extension until the end of August for the submission of comments, would “nip earlier objections about insufficient consultation, from mining-affected communities and the Minerals Council, in the bud”.

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