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southafricalogoANA reports that the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) on Friday upped the ante on its call for the resignation of Thabo Mokoena as the director-general (DG) of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).  

It wrote to Presidency and the relevant parliamentary portfolio committee asking for his appointment to be reviewed.  MFSA secretary general Terance Kgokolo said they were of the view that Mokoena was not fit to hold the position of the DG in what was a strategic department, and that they hoped that parliament would invite them to make a representation about the state of the department and the dire parallel processes Mokoena had allegedly created.  “Our move to write to the Presidency came as a result of evident information, which the forum is in position of, demonstrating that Mokoena, is and have been running a parallel process of issuing mining licences, prospecting rights and mining permits and suspension of officials without following due processes especially in the provinces of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West which are also strategic provinces of our economy of mineral resources,” Kgokolo said.  MFSA is a lobby group seeking to be an agent of transformation in the SA mining industry through ensuring that mining entities fully implemented the Mining Charter, Mineral Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) and their social and labour plans (SLPs).

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