Minister of minerals and energy to visit the Wild Coast

Posted by Laura Grant on August 13, 2008
Posted in Green News

Buyelwa Sonjica, the minister of minerals and energy, will meet on Friday community leaders, local government, and the black economic-empowerment partners of the company that has been granted the rights to mine the dunes along a stretch of the Wild Coast, Mining Weekly reports. It doesn’t appear that the minister’s visit is likely to influence the signing of the licence and environmental management plan documents, though, which is scheduled for October 31. A spokesman for the department, reportedly told Mining Weekly that the granting of the licence was a “done deal”. Read the full story on Mining Weekly


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