Mining’s rebirth on way – Ritchken

June 9, 2016

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New joint action was being brought to bear to arrest the devastating decline of the South African mining industry, which Operation Phakisa would boost by positioning it as the centrepiece within a new, cohesive mining cluster that required across-the-board competitiveness.

“We’ve now got to take the bull by the horns,” Mining Phakisa strategist Edwin Ritchken urged at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy minerals industry colloquium on Thursday, where he outlined how 120 people from a multitude of government departments, mining companies, labour unions and nongovernmental organisations had spent five weeks working together to develop mining as a collaborative engine for economic growth.

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