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Zwane fails to acknowledge looming mining charter shadow

South Africa’s proposed new mining charter has been a shadow hanging over the country’s mining industry for months and has yet to be resolved, but minister of mineral resources Mosebenzi Zwane failed to address it in his keynote address at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.

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Zwane fails to acknowledge looming mining charter shadow

South Africa’s proposed new mining charter has been a shadow hanging over the country’s mining industry for months and has yet to be resolved, but minister of mineral resources Mosebenzi Zwane failed to address it in his keynote address at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.

Zwane fails to acknowledge looming mining charter shadow

South African Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane arrived before an unsympathetic Mining Indaba audience. PICTURE: Department of Mineral Resources

He rather seemed to brush it under the carpet with the statement: "Through our open-door policy, we continue to prioritise the promotion of good working relations with right-holders, and we engage on a continuous basis on issues which will advance the growth and development of the sector."