- Created: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 12:47
By Manus Booysen and Rita Spalding, Partners and mining sector experts at Webber Wentzel
Achieving Mining Charter III’s requirements for structuring broad-based ownership, local procurement and social and labour plans is likely to present serious challenges for small scale miners in particular. It may be time to move away from a “one size fits all” approach in setting charter targets.
Several clauses in Mining Charter III, which may be challenging for large mining houses, place onerous, even impossible, responsibilities on small-scale miners.
These miners include some black-owned businesses as well as hundreds of alluvial diamond miners who are members of the South African Diamond Producers’ Organisation (SADPO) a member of the Minerals Council South Africa.