Suspension of the implementation of Mining Charter 3

The Minister of Mineral Resources has suspended implementation of the controversial Reviewed Broad Based Black-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2016, gazetted on 15 June 2017 (Mining Charter 3). On 14 July 2017, the Minister gave a written undertaking that neither he nor the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) will implement or apply any of the provisions of Mining Charter 3 until a judgment is handed down in relation to the urgent interdict application brought by the Chamber of Mines to prevent the implementation of Mining Charter 3.

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