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‘Critically important’ for DMR to take graduated approach to application of Mining Charter – MCSA

Leading up to Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s summit this weekend to discuss the draft Mining Charter, Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) has noted that it is critically important that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) make allowances for junior miners and explorers by taking a “graduated approach to the application of the Mining Charter”. Emerging miners, particularly at the exploration level, MCSA CEO Roger Baxter said on Friday, need to be given an exemption from the Mining Charter requirements in some instances, or have a “Charter light” version to comply with.

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