The organ, tasked with bringing sanity to the sector, will include representatives from the Chamber of Mines and affiliates, the government through the office of Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe and civil society.
The Secretary General of the Civil Society Coalition, Joshua Marufu, said it was high time a monitoring organ was created to keep tabs on mining activities, revenue collection and the industry’s benefit to the nation.
SamukeleHadebe, the principal director in Khupe’s office said bringing the three organizations together would ensure transparency.
“This is a dialogue that should be on-going. The rules are there but having them without people acting does not help matters. That is why we came up with this organization,” said Hadebe.
He added that the organization would also deal with perception and speculation about the industry – giving companies a chance to explain their input in relationship to output.
“If you are doing your business above board you are not afraid who knows what you are doing.
This will help bring in more partners as people want to work with organizations that are transparent,” he said.Post published in: Business