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Mining Sector Charter

Amendment of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry

2. Elements of the Mining Charter

2.1 Ownership



Effective ownership is a requisite instrument to effect meaningful integration of HDSA into the mainstream economy. In order to achieve a substantial change in racial and gender disparities prevalent in ownership of mining assets, and thus pave the way for meaningful participation of HDSA for attainment of sustainable growth of the mining industry, stakeholders commit to:


Achieve a minimum target of 26 percent ownership to enable meaningful economic participation of HDSA by 2014;


The only offsetting permissible under the ownership element is against the value of beneficiation, as provided for by Section 26 of the MPRDA and elaborated in the mineral beneficiation framework.


The continuing consequences of all previous deals concluded prior to the promulgation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 would be included in calculating such credits/offsets in terms of market share as measured by attributable units of production.