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ADDRESS BY

HONOURABLE MINISTER OF MINERAL RESOURCES

Mr SAMSON GWEDE MANTASHE

ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEBATE ON VOTE 29: Mineral Resources

15th May 2018, Cape Town

Honourable Chairperson

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Cde Godfrey Oliphant

Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources. We take this moment, once more, to send condolences to Cde Zet Luzipho and his family, who buried their father this past weekend.

Honourable Members

Invited Guests

As Nelson Mandela intimated, we have always known that our freedom would be incomplete until the people of Palestine are also free. These words are even more true today, having witnessed the carnage meted out by the Israeli forces in Gaza yesterday.

We send our sympathies and solidarity to the people of Palestine. We commend the Department of International Relations for its response by withdrawing our country’s Ambassador to Israel. Such is our commitment to our solidarity, as the ANC.

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The Council for Geoscience CEO, Mr Mosa Mabuza and Mintek counterpart, Mr David Msiza concluded an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two science councils.

The collaboration aims to strengthen the mining value chain research and optimize the scientific response to societal challenges. Both CEO’s expressed enthusiasm on implementing synergistic programmes to effect the collaboration and deliver tangible results.

 

 

The Council for Geoscience can confirm that an earthquake occurred in the far West Rand gold mine area on 3 May 2018 at 13:17 South African Standard Time. The earthquake registered a preliminary 2.1 on the local magnitude scale as determined with seismograph stations of the South African Seismograph Network operated by the Council for Geoscience. The Council for Geoscience shall confirm the basis of the seismic event upon iterative review of the preliminary data by a seismologist.

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