SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF MINES DETERMINED TO HAVE MINING CHARTER REDRAFTED

CAPE TOWN–The South African Chamber of Mines says it will not withdraw its court case against the Department of Mineral Resources even if a new Minister is appointed to lead the department.

It said here Tuesday that it is not satisfied with the revised Mining Charter and demands that the whole thing needs to be scrapped and redrafted.

Chamber of Mines Chief Executive Officer Roger Baxter and his team was briefing the media here on the legal challenge of the Mining Charter at the Africa Mining Indaba being held this week in Cape Town.

The Chamber says it has also written to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the matter.

This mining charter that was put by the minister, we made it clear that this mining charter does not drive transformation but it drives the interest of a few,” said the Chamber’s Senior Executive for Public Affairs and Transformation, Tebello Chabana.

“We have said ‘No, we want a different charter’. We are pro-transformation. If you look at how we have complied in the first and second Mining Charter and we have demonstrated as an industry that we are willing to transform.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK