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The prolonged platinum strike…

10 June 2014, 09:49


No sooner had the new Minister of Mining been sworn in and he agreed to act in the longest strike that we have ever experienced in the mining sector, as mediator between the mines and the union, and in the process scoring ‘brownie points’ that at last we now have a minister with a backbone, and that he would resolve the issues that have so long been outstanding to put an end to the strike.

Much media hype was afforded to his involvement in the matter, and meetings were held, attended by himself and the representatives of the mines and the unions, but sadly to say, he now has given up on the opportunity to show us that he has the necessary knowledge and skills to be productive, efficient and effective in his portfolio of mining, and has threatened to pull out of the negotiation and trying to find a solution to it, due to the EFF involvement he claims.

He claims that the involvement of Advocate Dali Mpofu, who is an EFF member in the negotiations, is changing the complexion of the strike itself.

Just when we thought that the Honourable Minister would have the backbone to face any obstacle that is delaying a resolution in the strike, he ‘runs away from it’ and apparently so because he reckons the EFF has no role in it, whereas the EFF actually represents a lot of the miners that are on strike.

One would have thought that as Minister he will not be afraid to face anyone in a confrontation, and negotiations, but now we see the Honourable Minister running away and all just because of the fact that he can’t conduct negotiations when the EFF is part of it.

Is this the tendency that we will see that every time the EFF gets involved that the ruling government is afraid to face them, or even negotiate with them – then we are indeed in for a ‘rude awakening’ where Ministers are not capable to fulfill on their mandate.

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