“It is our view that those who support this Mining Charter support our quest for transformation, and those who are in opposition to the Charter are in fact opposing the transformation objectives of government, and we stand ready to defend the interests of South Africans in this regard,” states Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
[quote]“As with any legislation that is developed, it is virtually impossible to please all parties. It is unfortunate that the Chamber of Mines has chosen to take this route, but their decision is respected, and the democracy we fought for allows all of us to exercise our rights in this manner.
“We have confidence in the courts' ability to act with diligence on this matter,” concludes Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
This statement follows the Chamber of Mines applying to the High Court of South Africa for an urgent interdict to prevent the implementation of the Reviewed Mining Charter on 26 June 2017.
The application made by the Chamber of Mines seeks to prevent the implementation of the Reviewed Mining Charter as published by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on 15 June 2017.
An application to have the Reviewed Mining Charter reviewed in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) will follow in due course.