Chamber wins round one in battle against mining charter

July 14, 2017

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In what is a clear first round victory for the Chamber of Mines of South Africa against the errant Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has agreed to suspend the implementation of the controversial Mining Charter Three until after the High Court has pronounced judgement on what the legal fraternity has roundly condemned as unconstitutional, contrary to the Companies Act and a taunting of the World Trade Organisation. Mining Weekly Online can today report that the chamber on Friday extracted a written undertaking from the Minister that neither he nor DMR will apply the provisions of Mining Charter Three “in any way”, pending judgement in the chamber’s urgent interdict application.

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