Institute of Race Relations policy chief Anthea Jeffery paints a comforting picture here. She contends that what Gwede Mantashe is doing is illegal and unconstitutional on just about every point you care to name.
While the latest amended Mining Charter looks like a vast improvement from the one that Mosebenzi ‘Zuptoid’ Zwane drew up last year, it still has several niggles that the mining sector seemingly plans to take on.
South Africa’s government has scrapped plans to compel mining companies to contribute 1 percent of their annual turnover to a new community development agency because it feared the funds could be abused.
South Africa will remove a clause from its Mining Charter that includes naturalised citizens in the group of people who should benefit from attempts to more evenly redistribute the country’s mineral wealth.