13 July 2015 - NW1722
Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
Whether the Government was acting proactively and responsively to stop the actual and prospective haemorrhaging of mining jobs in our country by engaging all parties and exploring all possible solutions; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) outcomes thereof?
- Yes, The Department has set up a Task Team under the auspices of the Mining Industry Growth Development and Employment Task Team (MIGDETT) that is tasked with saving of jobs in the mining industry.
(a) The department has been constantly engaging mining companies that have announced shedding of jobs to report on intended mine closure and to ensure companies follow the MPRDA processes (in terms of section 52) and implement the Social and Labour Plan (on downscaling) and engage proactively the department of Labour.
(b) The stakeholders has met and developed terms of reference which were approved by MIGDETT principals. These are currently implemented.
Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi
Minister of Mineral Resources