The mining industry is facing a mountain of problems. With debates around the mining charter, impending mass retrenchments and three court cases, the issues in the sector seem ongoing.
Xolani Gwala has been following the developments closely. He has stated that the mining sector needs strong decisive leadership to find solutions, particularity when it concerns the thousands of workers will will lose their jobs.
After the shocking reveal that Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, was not consulted by Zwane on his decision to suspend new mining and exploration rights, Gwala has one question:
Will the mining industry survive Mosebenzi Zwane's antics and efforts breakdown and create disaster in the industry?— Xolani Gwala, Radio Personality
Oliphant admitted that they have big problem, and they could have handled certain things better, but he maintains that one man cannot break the whole industry. Gwala disagrees.
Not only is Mosebenzi Zwane not consulting the industry on critical policy changes, but he is also sidelining his very own deputy. A person who has been in the industry for a very long time.— Xolani Gwala, Radio Personality
Gwala strongly feels that someone must stop Zwane, who he calls a Gupta minister, before it is too late. The mining industry may be shrinking, but Gwala says it is a vital part of the economy. He add that a sober mind is needed to help the industry , and if Zwane continues, he will surely destroy it.
Listen to Gwala's full thoughts below: