Department of Mineral Resources
A Mining Leadership Compact has been signed.
The mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, announced the signing during an address at a meeting of the Mining Leadership Forum in Cape Town.
The minister declared that mining in South Africa “offers excellent economic opportunities, but it must be done in a socially responsible way with decent pay, labour rights and a safe workplace, all protected by strong trade unions”.
He described the Compact as “our common vision document on which we will rely as we embark on our growth and competitiveness journey”.
“It is our intention that this compact becomes a living document, our growth and competitiveness compass which will guide our decisions and actions on this journey and drive us towards the attainment of our collective vision for 2030, that of a ‘prosperous, competitive and transformed mining sector”’.
According to the minister, the Compact contains eleven areas of focus providing the basis for a roadmap to attain vision 2030.
An implementation plan is to be developed.