Sanco concerned over alleged mining capture

2016-08-13 20:02
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Johannesburg - The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in the North West Province on Saturday expressed concern of the alleged capture of mines around Rustenburg.

This follows allegations that the Department of Mineral Resources is involved in the capture of mines for the benefit of the JIC Mining Services.

"We call on the Office of the Public Protector to investigate the issuing of Section 54 notices to mines that have given JIC notice to terminate its contracts due to financial non-compliance, " said provincial chairperson, Paul Sebegoe.

“It cannot be a coincidence that JCI related contracts are being reviewed, and then suddenly mines are being issued with section 54 notices,” he said.

He said this was an abuse of political power.

Sebegoe has sent a strong warning to Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

“We are warning him to desist from his agenda as he will be met with fierce resistance from communities around mining areas," he said.

He said the closure of the shafts would result in retrenchments and job losses that would negatively affect the local economy and communities.

Sebegoe said the mines are the only remaining source of livelihood for communities within the mining area.

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