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MantasheMining Weekly reports that Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe will on Thursday morning brief members of the media on the finalised version of the Mining Charter.  

The long-awaited release of a renewed charter comes a week after Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane confirmed that it had been approved by Cabinet.  The charter caused bad blood between industry employers’ organisation the Chamber of Mines (now known as the Minerals Council SA) and former Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, with the Council threatening court action to stop it being instituted.  In June, Mantashe committed to developing a charter which would ensure that mine workers and mining communities reaped the benefits of mining companies' operations, while shielding companies from unnecessary volatility.  Trade union Solidarity told Fin24 that it was confident that the latest version of the charter would have as few points of contention as possible for the mining sector and labour.


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