Motlanthe hits out at mining sector
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe speaks at the Bench Marks Foundation conference yesterday. Mineworkers continue to risk their lives toiling underground for meagre wages – despite the changes made to the discriminatory laws that enabled mine bosses to make “super-profits drawn from the super-exploited”. So says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, in a tone suggesting that he might be losing patience with the slow pace of transformation in the mining industry.
The conference was to debate whether mining, in as much as it had contributed to developing South Africa, also had negative social, economic and environment consequences. President Jacob Zuma has charged Motlanthe with the task of leading the government’s mission to stabilise the mining sector and the economy in general.
This followed the weakening of the rand and lower investor interest because of the recent wave of crippling industrial action. Motlanthe said exploitation of workers had continued despite positive changes to labour policy and legislation.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business ReportSimilar Stories