Government and mining bosses at loggerheads over draft Mining Charter

The 'once-empowered-always-empowered' BEE model in the new draft of the Mining Charter has become a cause for tension between government and mining businesses.

The matter between mining minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, and mining bosses will be brought to finality through a declaratory order by a judge.

702's Stephen Grootes (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to labour and mining analyst, Mamokgeti Molopyane, about the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

Government, labour and business started engaging each other when the Mining Charter expired last year. Perhaps they are aggrieved about the 'once-empowered-always-empowered' matter.

Mamokgeti Molopyane, labour and mining analyst

Would I say there was no consultation? They've been talking about the Mining Charter for about eight months now.

Mamokgeti Molopyane, labour and mining analyst

Perhaps the mining industry feels that they were not consulted enough. Government has a responsibility to legislate its intention about mining and minerl rights.

Mamokgeti Molopyane, labour and mining analyst

Sadly, whether we like it or not, it has an impact on how we are perceived as SA when it comes to our mining laws, regulations and policies.

Mamokgeti Molopyane, labour and mining analyst

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

This is being called the biggest medical advancement in South African cardiology since Dr Chris Barnard's first heart transplant.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

New app to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss

University of Pretoria has developed a new app which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss.

UK prison officers manage to quell mass inmate riots

UK prison officers manage to quell mass inmate riots

Britain recorded the worst prison riots in 26 years after 600 inmates at a prison in Birmingham embarked on a 12-hour riot.

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Traffic authorities have arrested more than 3 000 people for various traffic offences, with drunk driving as the leading offence.

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

Barry Bateman spoke to Stephen Grootes to unpack the meaning behind the stories that dominated the headlines in 2016.

Popular articles
Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adv. Eric Mkhawane, CEO at the Office of the Tax Ombud.

Medical aid premiums are set to increase in 2019

Medical aid premiums are set to increase in 2019

The submissions are currently with the Council for Medical Schemes for consideration.

Assisted suicide activist facing murder charge released on bail

Assisted suicide activist facing murder charge released on bail

Eyewitness News reporter Shamiela Fisher gives a summary of the court proceedings for Sean Davison.

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

International law enforcement expert and former Drug Unit Commander Lobo das Neves says ruling opens a different can of worms.

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga spoke to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to elaborate.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.