Alarm bells ring over draft mining charter
Financial Mail – Investors are ringing alarm bells over the radical new draft mining charter, with confusion over why mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane released the undercooked document now.
Minister‚ Chamber of Mines in talks on 'pertinent issues'‚ including revised charter
Sunday Times – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has begun constructive bilateral engagement with the Chamber of Mines - led by its President‚ Mike Teke - on pertinent issues in the sector‚ including the recently gazetted draft Mining Charter‚ the parties said in a joint statement.
Chamber pushes for Mining Charter extension
Business Report – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has indicated that consultation on the draft mining charter, which stipulates that 26 percent of future mining rights should be in black hands, will probably be extended beyond the 30 days should the need arise.
Changes would have stifled BEE activity of past 12 years
BD LIVE – The Mining Charter has been an invaluable mechanism to pave the way to a true transformation of the industry and has made a deep contribution to the ongoing deracialisation of SA’s economy and society. We are the first to acknowledge that there remains a long way to go before we can say we have completed that journey. But we need to be aware of where we have come from and what we have achieved.
Let us debate mining charter, says Zwane
BD LIVE – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Tuesday defended unexpected changes to the Mining Charter, saying the draft was released to provoke robust engagement between his department and the industry.
South Africa to iron out differences with mining firms in draft empowerment review
Mining Weekly – South Africa's government will talk with mining firms to overcome differences in a new proposed Mining Charter that requires the companies to keep black ownership at 26%, the mining minister said on Tuesday.
Minister to meet mines on black-ownership rules
Fin24 – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will hold a two-day meeting with mining-industry executives to debate a draft plan to compel mines to ensure that black people hold at least 26% of their shares at all times.
Modernisation at heart of new State-backed local mining equipment body
Engineering News – The modernisation of South Africa’s mines and the extension of their lives are at the heart of a new government-backed local manufacturing body that will have access to a State-owned developmental cluster location, where joint development initiatives are envisaged.
SA firm to build high-quality components for hydrogen fuel cell industry
Business Day – SA is a step closer to realising the full potential of its enormous platinum reserves with the launch of a spin-off company, HyPlat, which will be based at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Why it doesn't make sense that all informal mining is deemed illegal
Mail & Guardian Online – Informal mining and invasive illegal mining have the same illegal status under law in South Africa. But is all informal mining the same?