The Minerals Council SA will talk to mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe and his team about a few issues that it is unhappy with in the recently gazetted Mining Charter 2018. While the council declared its support of the intentions and content of the charter that Mantashe gazetted last week, there were a number of issues that concerned it, council president Mxolisi Mgojo said. Mantashe has said there will be a two-month window to develop implementation guidelines for the charter, which the industry hopes will bring further clarity to the obligations placed on mining companies to secure their mining and exploration licences. “The Minerals Council will seek to engage the minister on the unresolved issues to find workable solutions,” Mgojo said in a statement. “This new charter is the product of substantial engagement between key stakeholders and is a compromise that reflects different difficult choices that have been made,” he said. “The Minerals Council considers this charter t...

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