State intervention in mining 'urgent'

2012-06-29 22:41

Johannesburg - ANC members have agreed that state intervention in the minerals and mining sector is "urgently required", President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

"[The] conference has agreed that the state intervention with the focus on... industrialisation is urgently required in the minerals sector," Zuma told African National Congress delegates at the close of the party's policy conference in Midrand, Johannesburg.

"At the forefront of this intervention should be strengthening of the recently created state mining company by consolidating state mining assets into a single institution."

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-06-29 22:55

    Get the government working first before dabbling in the private sector. They cannot even manage the education department in getting school books to scholars.

      Jack - 2012-06-30 01:37

      I hope they can get picks to the mines

      Jellyarse - 2012-06-30 06:33

      They can't run Health, Education, Police,Eskom, Telkom, sorry, can't run anything efficiently - this is just about greed and pacifying the potential voters! - 2012-06-30 06:54

      Eskom, Telkom, SAA, etc. etc. etc. etc. .... This government has never managed to run ANY State entity competitively and profitably. What makes them think mining will be different? Just another waste of tax payers’ money ... While the poor have no home they wanting to build mining companies. The Government should govern not enter into the private sector!!!

  • Andrew - 2012-06-29 22:55

    You suck ANC

      Walter - 2012-06-30 05:50

      Precisely why the people of this country need to change the government. Slowly they (ANC) are turning towards a Mugabe type regime; and quicker it will get! This political "rhetoric" must stop and we MUST vote people in, who will make a difference. The masses must look at things like the new Boeing for the president which will cost BILLIONS whilst unemployment remains rife. VOTE DA and make a positive change to your lives!

  • frank.desumi - 2012-06-29 23:08

    Translation, how can we steal more quicker.

  • OzzyIn - 2012-06-29 23:09

    State Intervention = we want your profits.

  • downwiththeANC - 2012-06-29 23:17

    I hate you ANC ...down down down!!

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-29 23:17

    So the chaos continue, they are going to intervene and cause chaos.

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-06-29 23:30

    Exactly the way Zim started, folks - hit the mining sector and then grab the land. Why do you think they want to start training up the cadres? It's because they have farm invasions on the agenda - despite what they are saying now. As Mugabe once famously said "Don't watch my lips, watch my elbow. We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating,”

  • rlong1952 - 2012-06-29 23:42

    The writing is on the wall!!!

  • liana.loots - 2012-06-29 23:43

    and Zuma's cousin will get so fat he will explode

  • - 2012-06-30 01:21

    Oi vey.. here we go again

  • Rodney - 2012-06-30 01:25

    Nationalization dressed up. not very well either.

  • - 2012-06-30 01:35

    News24 (all media houses) should be held accountable for allowing racist comments on their site. They need to review each comment and filter out all racist remarks BEFORE they get published. This is their site, their responsibility. We have had enough of all this racial abuse and war talk. They are providing a vehicle to spread hate and war talk. Thumbs up if you agree. There are more people for peace than those against it. This has nothing to do with free speech, hate speech is a crime and these forums are facilitating exactly that.

      brent.goldwyer - 2012-06-30 02:35

      take your head out of the sand and wake up just a little bit.The country is burning and people are worried about the future with a bunch of nanas in charge of such important matters - 2012-06-30 11:52

      Fair enough Brent, I get what you're saying. Yes the country is burning, we all know that. However my point was, is it really acceptable to allow people to spread their hatred by using forums such as this one? I think not. Hate speech should never be allowed on public forums. The minority of this country is being harrassed and vilified, and forums such as this is helping that mindset to gain momentum. It has actually become a tool for them to get "the message" across that white people are thieves and should "be driven into the sea". Some extremist and nationalist blacks regard white people as illegal citizens, but they are not speaking for all black people. That's why I say down with racist and hateful posts.

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-30 05:33

    When this happened in Zim you had the Chicken Run, later known as the Owl Run. There are very few whites left in Zim, not even 1% of the population. That will happen here, it might take another 10 or more years but ultimately it is clear what the rulers want. This is just one thing, GREED! And like Zim the people will be worse off and the fat cats will be fatter.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-30 05:47

    TIA !! Fools never learn !! And when SA is in ashes WTF is the ANC going to do then?? It's time for opposition parties to unite !!

  • EricksonTL - 2012-06-30 06:36

    Here in Alberta, Canada, the government does not interfere in the running of the oil fields, which are the lifeblood of the province. Unsurprisingly, this is the wealthiest province, with lots and lots of jobs available. Leave mining to the professionals.

  • bomb.technician.5 - 2012-06-30 07:45

    We all know what happened the last time a zuma was involved in a mine. If Im correct, hundreds of people lost their jobs and the mine closed down. Poor SA.

  • catherineangelique.swarts - 2012-06-30 08:14

    why dont the anc dig a hole and start their own mines. Hell man dig 100 if you like.

  • Ntsikelelo Shwayimba - 2012-06-30 09:18

    lets wake up and smell the coffee,our gorvenment is very corrupt, and i'm afraid this intervention will chase away investors into our country. this will only benefit the ANC top dogs,the poor will get more poorer. last time i checked Zuma's family member was once involved in Mining industry n it resulted disastrously n many people lost their jobs n the mine had 2 b closed down,the best they have done is 2 b involved in Mining safety and since then there's a less injuries and fatalities in gold mining, Big ups 2 that. - 2012-06-30 11:54

      Well said! My thoughts exactly.

  • eric.schollar - 2012-06-30 09:48

    State intervention in anything is NEVER urgent. The ANC/SACP/COSATU axis appears to have learned absolutely nothing from history. Touch the mines and they will be destroyed. Buddy appointments will thieve whatever they can get their sticky paws on and the unions will run riot. Poor SA - we really deserve a more intelligent government than this bunch of corrupt and incompetent clowns!

  • jmasha3 - 2012-06-30 11:33

    Partnerships with the private sector is welcomed.The state must be involved and have a say on how profits made out of the minerals should be redistributed to the community in terms of infrastructure development and funding other projects. - 2012-06-30 11:57

      Maybe if the government of the day isn't corrupt to the core!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-06-30 11:48

    What a good idea. Give the ball to the referee. He can then go and score for the team he chooses.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-30 12:41

    ANC bunch of looters and fat cats south africa is going down the drain because of you, people are getting burnt down in their shacks everyday hence Zuma is busy purchasing jets worth of billions of rands, ANC you should be ashamed of yourself you pathetic organization criminal called ANC.

  • pater.tenebrarum - 2012-07-02 17:59

    Yes, it is very 'urgent' to destroy the mining sector with state intervention. Will they never learn? It has never worked anywhere, and never will. Say good-bye to mining in South Africa -perpetual decline is assured.

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