The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has welcomed the newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe – who brings with him a sound and fundamental knowledge of the industry he will lead.
According to the Chamber of Mines, Mantashe is a person with whom the mining industry has long held a constructive and respectful relationship. He is an extremely tough negotiator, demonstrated both during his time as General Secretary of the NUM and in his subsequent political positions.
The Chamber believes that the industry is ready and willing to play its part in building the industry and the economy while recommitting itself to further transformational progress. The Chamber and its members recognise that much work lies ahead and we are looking forward to working with the newly appointed leadership and all industry stakeholders to ensure that our industry and the people that depend on it have a better future.