Chamber asks court to stop charter for its ‘egregious overreach’
Business Day – The Chamber of Mines says the Department of Mineral Resources negotiated in ‘bad faith’ by producing a third iteration of the charter with elements it had never seen.
CoM interdicts “egregious” Mining Charter in scathing assessment
Miningmx – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa said it had applied for an urgent interdict to stop the implementation of the Mining Charter which it styled “… a most egregious case of regulatory overreach”.
The noise is doing the damage
Business Day – Populist rhetoric is drowning out much of the good work being done to try to restore clarity to the South African situation.
Mining Charter takes from Peter to pay Paul, but where's profit?
Business Day – Banks will simply stop financing BEE deals if industry is 'uninvestable'
Dear minister — ignore the miners at your peril
Business Day – A well-prepared and equipped state should know that in a battle over ideas, this is the crowd where it's the bloodiest before any breakthrough.
Charter roadshow off to chaotic start as Zwane flees imbizo
Miningmx – The Chamber of Mines responded with dismay to reported comments by mines minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, that South Africa’s mining industry was negotiating in bad faith by opposing the Mining Charter in the courts.
Elite-friendly Mining Charter flatters to deceive, favouring patronage networks
Sunday Times – Coming from a minister of mineral resources who was picked from obscurity to do the bidding of a powerful patronage network, the latest Mining Charter flatters to deceive and, like the story of post-1994 South Africa, leads only to deeper inequalities.
New charter will cripple not only mining
Business Day – The mining sector's poor economic performance of the past several years will worsen and be a drag on the overall growth rate
Is Mynbouhandves wettig?
Die Burger - Sake – Die nuuyse weergawe van die Mynbouhandves, wat wyd gekritisser word, is volgens regskeners waarskynlik nieens wettig nie.
Why Chamber’s Mining Charter bid could be futile
Business Day – There are ample grounds on which to challenge the Mining Charter, but the Chamber of Mines’ intended legal attempt at securing a declaratory order on the "once-empowered, always-empowered" principle may have been overtaken by its latest iteration, lawyers say.