In his latest letter on Monday, Ramaphosa said the mining industry “always had a dual role in our economy and society.”
The Citizen reports, “Mining is vital to our economy and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Let us grasp the opportunities that exist in this sector so that mining can help guide our path to a more inclusive and equitable economy”.
Ramaphnosa said the challenge we face now, is to “benefit from the mining boom while laying the groundwork for more diversified, inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth”.
“We need to ensure that the returns from mining are used to promote more employment-friendly activities, and that they empower mineworkers and mining communities”, the president wrote.