CoM interdicts implementation of Reviewed Mining Charter

June 26, 2017

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The Chamber of Mines (CoM) has issued an urgent application to the High Court of South Africa requesting that the court prevent the implementation of the Reviewed Mining Charter, which was published by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on Thursday.   The application, issued on Monday, notes that the CoM and its members are fully committed to the transformational objectives of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) but that the chamber is opposed to the new Mining Charter. The chamber claims that the charter “attempts to subvert those objectives by the unlawful publication of instruments, which purport to give effect to such objectives but, in fact, undermine them”.

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