CoM Welcomes Gwede Mantashe As Minister Of Mineral Resources
“The Chamber welcomes the appointments of Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Public Enterprises and Jeff Radebe as Minister of Energy,” the Chamber of Mines (CoM) said in a statement.
It also welcomed the new Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe – which it describes as “a man of integrity and dignity, who brings with him a sound and fundamental knowledge of the industry he will lead and enable”.
“He is a person with whom our industry has long held a constructive and respectful relationship. He is an extremely tough negotiator, demonstrated both during his time as General Secretary of the NUM and in his subsequent political positions. We look forward to the many engagements with him that doubtless lie ahead.”
The industry is ready and willing to play its part in building the industry and the economy while recommitting itself to further transformational progress.
The CoM also praised the swift and decisive action taken by the President in a number of critical areas, especially in the economic cluster, which it said was a clear demonstration of his commitment to ethical leadership and governance in state institutions, to addressing the structures, effectiveness and governance of state-owned enterprises, to recognising the importance of minerals and energy to the South African economy, and to re-imagining the future of South Africa. His continued emphasis on good governance and growing the economy are vital for the country, the CoM said.