Business Report: Charter talks ‘must include junior miners’
JOHANNESBURG – Former Harmony chief executive Bernard Swanepoel has called for junior mining companies to be included when the Mining Charter is redrafted.
The mining veteran said the next version of the charter needed to extend beyond the big mining houses and involve as many stakeholders as possible.
“I think the next charter needs to not only give the 22 members of the Chamber of Mines what they want in terms of certainty, but it also needs to open up mining for the aspiring miners, the explorers and smaller guys that cannot play by these rules that the government and the big guys at the Chamber of Mines can agree to,” Swanepoel said.
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