Court scuppers lawyer’s bid to join Chamber of Mines charter case
Business Day – Mining lawyer Hulme Scholes and his firm Malan Scholes Inc have failed in their attempt to have the Chamber of Mines’s legal challenge around empowerment clauses in the Mining Charter joined with their action to have the document declared invalid.
Time to acknowledge our unsung miners
Miningmx – Workers’ Day, May 1 or May Day, (celebrated today, May 2) provides us all with a time to reflect. To reflect not just on the more obvious roles of the 6.6 million workers in the formal sector of the South African economy and of the 450,000 in the mining sector alone, but also on the contributions that these often unsung individuals have made to our country, to our people and to our mining industry on which so much of our economy and welfare depends.
Chamber to nudge court over Mining Charter
Business Day – After waiting more than a month, the Chamber of Mines has instructed its lawyers to approach the high court to find out about the status of its application for a declaratory order around the ownership clauses in the Mining Charter.
Minister not empowered to rewrite the Mining Charter
Business Day – When Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane published a "draft reviewed Mining Charter" on April 15, he said it was meant "to enhance the ease of doing business, create regulatory clarity, predictability and certainty".
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.