Mining Charter Consultation Returns to KwaZulu-Natal

31 May 2018 - Today Minister Gwede Mantashe returns to Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to discuss the Mining Charter with local community people, NGOs and industry.  The meeting was to be on the 22 May 2018, but was cancelled on the morning after more than 70 community people travelled from afar as Mtubatuba, Somkhele and Fuleni. 

Post the meeting the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) responded and apologised for the late postponement and offered to pay for people‚Äôs transport to the meeting today.  This is welcomed by the communities and groundWork. It is critical that government ensures people are supported to participate in meetings that will define their future.

The community will hold a picket outside the meeting and will hand over a memorandum demanding the right to say no to mining.

For more information

Coal Campaigner
Robby Mokgalaka
Tel (M): +27 (73) 7743362 
Email: robs@groundwork.org.za

Media Campaigner
Nombulelo Shange
Tel (M): +27 (74) 8742177
Tel (W): +27 (33) 3425662
Email: nombulelo@groundwork.org.za