Mining Charter review postponed after Ramaphosa makes good on SONA promise
Mining Mx – In a development that surely represents the death knell of mines minister, Mosebenzi Zwane’s political career, South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has agreed with the Chamber of Mines to postpone a High Court application to review the Mining Charter, the June 2017 document that had Zwane as its vanguard.
Mining Charter court bid put on hold as Ramaphosa steps in
Fin24 – Cape Town - The day before it was supposed to start, an application by the Chamber of Mines for a judicial review and setting aside of the reviewed Mining Charter has been postponed.
Alert: Mining Charter court application suspended
Eyewitness News – The Presidency issued a statement saying it has been in discussion with the Chamber of Mines to resolve the impasse over the implementation of the charter.
Breaking: Chamber of Mines postpones fight against Mining Charter
Business Day – Chamber agrees to give negotiations a chance after talks with the Presidency and an undertaking to rework the controversial third iteration of the Mining Charter.
Solidary joins forces with Chamber of Mines in mining charter court battle
Mail and Guardian – As the court process between the South African Chamber of Mines and Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane is set to be heard by Deputy Judge Sulette Potterill next week, trade union Solidarity says it has filed court papers to have the latest mining charter set aside and abolished.
Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs
Bizcommunity – South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining with a view to generating investment-led growth in one of the few sectors of the economy with the potential to absorb large numbers of unskilled labour.
Mosebenzi: Tell mine bosses I love them
Fin24 – The Chamber of Mines confirms that it communicated via a letter to the ANC president shortly after his election… The Chamber has received acknowledgement of the receipt of the letter but no meeting has been set,” said a chamber of mines spokesperson.
South Africa mining: Best mood since 2008 crisis
The Brics Post – The mood at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town was the best since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis according to a wide range of participants interviewed by The BRICS Post at the sidelines of this year’s event.
#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining
Bizcommunity – After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry.
Finding a shared vision
Moneyweb – One of the recurrent themes at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba has been the state of the relationship between the South African government and the local industry. Or perhaps, more accurately, the lack of it.