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The mining industry would continue to hold talks in the run-up to the ANC's national conference in Mangaung in December, it said in a statement on Sunday.

The Chamber of Mines, which represents the industry, said it had closely followed the party's policy conference which ended on Friday.

“We understand and respect that the outcomes of the policy conference are recommendations to the national conference scheduled for December 2012 in Mangaung,” spokesman Vusi Mabena said.

The chamber was particularly interested in the debate around the potential nationalisation of mining resources.

“The chamber shall continue to engage with its key stakeholders in an effort to promote inputs to the Mangaung conference that will lead to final decisions that are in the best interest of the majority of the country's citizens.”

The platinum, gold, and chrome commodities would receive special attention, he said. - Sapa