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Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane avoided addressing key aspects of the challenges raised in the Chamber of Mines’ application for an urgent interdict to halt the implementation of a controversial Mining Charter and instead accused the industry of being against transformation. The chamber on Monday lodged an application to halt what it has described as a damaging charter in which the minister demonstrated a “most egregious case of regulatory overreach” that threatened irreparable damage to an industry that has been in “crisis” for the past five years. “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,” Zwane said in a statement. “As with any legislation that is developed, it is virtually impossible to please all parties. It is unfortunate tha...

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