Radebe looks to mining for transformation

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Johannesburg - Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said government had failed to use the mining sector to effect transformation in the country’s economy.

Addressing the Black Business Council at a round table event this week in Sandton, Radebe said though mining’s share of GDP had declined, it remained an important tool in government hands.

“Mining is still a strategic sector. You cannot think of South Africa without mining,” he said, adding that the revised Mining Charter would be finalised and released for public comment soon.

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