South African mining industry needs to speed-up transformation


South Africa’s mining industry should speed up transformation in the sector to let more black players in or face pressure from an increasingly restive population, Godfrey Oliphant, South African Deputy Mineral Resources Minister warned industry players.

“The message to the mining industry is that the time for transformation in a meaningful way is actually now,” said Oliphant.

“If we don’t rise up to the challenges of transformation we might be put under pressure by society to do things which we might regret,” he added, pointing to rising tensions around the slow pace of land redistribution as an example.

The annual Investing in  Africa Mining Indaba officially ends today, 8 February 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. 


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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