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Mineral Resources Dept warns mining industry to stay out of politics - BD editor

6 October 2016 1:00 PM

Business Day mining editor says some CEOs get penalised by the Mineral Resources Department for speaking out against government.

Mining editor at Business Day, Alan Seccombe, says the warning given by Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant at the Joburg Indaba should be taken seriously.

Seccombe says it was a clear warning to the mining industry to stay out of political affairs and mind their own business.

He says he has spoken to some of the mining CEOs before who have got special attention from the Department of Mineral Resources after speaking out.

The Department of Mineral Resources finds a way to penalise them for having spoken out.

Alan Seccombe, mining editor at Business Day

This follows AngloGold Ashanti Chairman Sipho Pityana's call for President Jacob Zuma to resign at the Joburg Mining Indaba yesterday.

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6 October 2016 1:00 PM