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Shabangu meets mining sector

South African
Mineral Resources
Minister Susan
Cape Town, South Africa — 10 December 2012 – South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has met with the principals of the Mining Growth, Development and Employment Task Team (Migdett) to evaluate progress, her department has revealed.

Fin24 reports that her meeting with Migdett, which comprises government, organised labour and business, agreed to strengthen and streamline programmes for 2013.

“The principals reiterated confidence in, and support for the Marikana Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam,” the department said in a statement. “The meeting agrees and supports the establishment of a mining-specific commission of inquiry.”

President Jacob Zuma established the inquiry to determine why police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 on 16 August in Marikana, North West.

The department said concerned parties had commended the mine health and safety inspectorate for its work towards achieving no injuries or fatalities in the sector.

The meeting also discussed the extent of transformation in the sector. “The meeting agreed to work towards convergent performance reporting by each stakeholder on transformation progress in the sector,” the department said.

Source: Fin24. For more information, click here.