Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG - Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will on Thursday make public the details of amendments to the Mining Charter that were announced as part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's efforts to stabilise and grow the economy through policy certainty. 

Mantashe announced last week that he will gazette the final Mining Charter, 2018 during the course of this week following the approval of the Charter - with minor amendments - by the Cabinet meeting of 19th September. 

The gazetting of the Charter will entrench the regulatory certainty necessary for the growth, development, and competitiveness of the industry, and ensure South Africa remains an investment destination of choice.

Mantashe's predecessor Mosebenzi Zwane went on a collision course with mining sector until he was fired. He had been accused by some stakeholders of bulldozing an unworkable Mining Charter. Zwane's exit left Mantashe with his work cut out to mend the relations between government and mining investors. 

- African News Agency (ANA)