Motlanthe may still continue mining role

[] – KGALEMA Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, may still play a role in the mining sector after his retirement in May, said mines minister, Susan Shabangu.

Shabangu told Sapa at a mining forum involving unions and the Chamber of Mines that Motlanthe leads, that: “He will still have a role to play. I do not think he will be lost to the forum.’

Motlanthe is due to retire from government following the country’s national elections scheduled for May 7. A Framework Agreement signed last year was instrumental in setting down rules for engagement between employers, government and unions on the country’s mines.

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