Government and miners agree on Mining Charter but may be difficult road ahead

Mineral and Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says government and miners have now agreed on most of the contentious issues in the Mining Charter. Now they say they only have to get on with the nitty gritty.

After a difficult start, with the mining industry reacting with anger to changes to the Mining Charter, what has brought about this new peace?

Mamokgethi Molopyane of Creative Voodoo Consulting Research and Analysis Consultancy, specialising in the mining, labour and private security sectors, discusses the latest on the Mining Charter.

She says she is surprised at this new peace, given how the issue of ownership unfolded.

But, she says, this peace is a good start.

Those who are stakeholders in the mining industry realise if they want to be globally competitive at a policy level, they'll have to get their house in order.

Mmamokgethi Molopyane, Mining and Labour Analyst. Creative Voodoo Consulting

But dealing with nitty gritty issues may mean agreement now, but a breakdown of negotiations later as when they hit the difficult issues.

I anticipate that to happen because the issue of ownership will be highly contested. We know it is before the courts, the issue of empowerment.

Mmamokgethi Molopyane, Mining and Labour Analyst. Creative Voodoo Consulting

Molopyane says the issue of empowerment will be the benchmark with which we look forward to how the business sector of mining and the policy makers, are going to be engaging each other moving forward.

I expect the road ahead to be quite difficult.

Mmamokgethi Molopyane, Mining and Labour Analyst. Creative Voodoo Consulting

This article first appeared on 702 : Government and miners agree on Mining Charter but may be difficult road ahead


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