The department of mineral resources & energy conceded the third iteration of the Mining Charter had its good and bad points, with some deficiencies, but that it remained a binding document for the transformation of SA’s mining industry.

The concession was made by the department’s senior counsel, Cassie Badenhorst, in a review application brought before the high court in Pretoria by the Minerals Council SA, which argues the third charter is flawed and that mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe had exceeded his powers in certain clauses in the document.  ..

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