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

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

The Central line was set to resume services on Thursday but has been postponed due to vandalism at Heideveld and Netreg stations.

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks spokesperson confirmed working closely with the NPA but cannot disclose cases it is working on until people are charged.

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Popular articles
[Watch] Chinese SUV maker Haval has advertising far worse than its cars

[Watch] Chinese SUV maker Haval has advertising far worse than its cars

Advertising expert Andy Rice slams the ever-improving Chinese SUV maker for its cheap and nasty advertising.

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard! - Nando's

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard! - Nando's

Damn right its better than yours! Ad guru Andy Rice loves Nando’s epic new billboard promoting its delicious looking milkshakes.

Taxpayer? Got R3 billion? The EFF wants you to save the gutted VBS Mutual Bank

Taxpayer? Got R3 billion? The EFF wants you to save the gutted VBS Mutual Bank

A better option to serve black interests, says Warren Thompson, is Patrice Motsepe’s TymeDigital. It won’t cost taxpayers a cent.

'Elite schools in SA are still reproducing bullying and whiteness'

'Elite schools in SA are still reproducing bullying and whiteness'

A discussion on the legacy and experiences of learning at elite, private and model C schools.

'They must release you, we want you outside' Minister Mokonyane tells Omotoso

'They must release you, we want you outside' Minister Mokonyane tells Omotoso

Nomvula Mokonyane tells rape accused Timothy Omotoso that they must release him as he is wanted outside.

[WATCH] Can you do the Thuso Phala and Vosho as well as this little boy?

[WATCH] Can you do the Thuso Phala and Vosho as well as this little boy?

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.