South African mining: an urgent need for cool heads

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Author: Christy Filen


“Bobby Godsell, a member of the South African government’s National Planning Commission and a long-time previous head of miner AngloGold Ashanti, has said that the dialogue in the country should shift to one where a household’s needs for a decent life are debated.

“We talk about decent work but what does a family need? Two breadwinners, be generous, what do you need to pay rent, put food on the table, contribute something to your school kids, takkies, school fees, what do you need? And that number isn’t R3000 and it’s not R4000, we know that” said Godsell at the Gordon Institute of Business Science panel discussion entitled ‘Insights into Marikana’ last night.

“The real challenge for mining said Godsell was to reflect on whether or not the industry had realised a post-apartheid dividend. …”

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