07 September 2013
The Democratic Alliance said African
National Congress Chairperson Baleka Mbete threatened to stop the issuing of a
mining license to the company Goldfields unless she got a big share of the
DA MP of Mineral Resources James
Lorimer said unless government moves to restore credibility to its system of
awarding mining rights, South Africa will
not attract investment from credible investors.
“Now if that’s true I suspect it may
amount to criminal conduct and at least I believe that it should be investigated,”
Furthermore he added that this is
part of a wider issue because in the past Mamphela Ramphele who use to be a
chair of the company Goldfields has accused the department of mineral resources
of forcing the company to select certain empowerment partners.
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