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Chamber of Mines reluctantly accepts co-applicants in Mining Charter review

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa said on Tuesday that it respected the decision of the high court to grant two parties leave to become co-applicants in its application for a review of the controversial Mining Charter.     This comes after the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) and Lawyers for Human […]

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SA mining industry “carefully considered” boycotting Zwane’s address

JOHANNESBURG, October 4 – Tensions between the South African mining industry and government continued to play out on Wednesday as the Chamber of Mines said that its decision to boycott the gala dinner of the Joburg Indaba mining conference was “carefully considered”. This comes after the Chamber’s executives and office bearers decided not to attend Tuesday night’s Joburg […]

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Num ‘notes’ setting aside of controversial mining charter by minister

JOHANNESBURG, September 14 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it “notes” the undertaking by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to the Chamber of Mines not to implement or apply the provisions of recently gazetted mining charter until the judgement of the review application set down. The review will be heard between 13 and 14 […]

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Zwane undertakes to halt Charter implementation until judgement on industry’s interdict

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – The Chamber of Mines said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane that he will not implement the controversial 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter until judgement has been handed down in the Chamber’s urgent interdict. The Chamber said it had met with legal counsel representing Zwane […]

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Chamber of Mines says it has lost confidence in Zwane’s leadership

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The Chamber of Mines on Friday said that its members have lost confidence in the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, and his leadership, saying that the department’s failures have had material costs in the industry. The Chamber’s chief executive, Roger Baxter, said that key governance and policy challenges in South […]