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S. Africa Mines Refuse Government Meeting as New Rules Near

  • Mines ministry due to release new regulations on Thursday
  • Chamber of Mines says process to revise rules was flawed
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South Africa’s Chamber of Mines said it will refuse to attend a last-minute meeting with the government on Thursday as the mines minister prepares to release revised regulations for the industry.

A process to review and amend South Africa’s mining charter “has been concluded” and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will hold a press briefing at 10 a.m. in Pretoria, the capital, on Thursday, his department said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. The Chamber of Mines, which represents the nation’s biggest operators including Anglo American Plc and Sibanye Gold Ltd., received an invitation on Wednesday afternoon for a meeting with the ministry that is scheduled for an hour before the start of the press briefing, the industry lobby said in an emailed statement.