AngloGold Ashanti has teamed up with Motjoli Resources, a black-owned mining company, and Mining for Change, the producers of a documentary of the same title on the history of mining in SA, to convene a series of six seminars designed to increase understanding and levels on consensus on matters related to the “nationalisation” debate of recent months. Here is Mark Cutifani’s keynote address at the first in the series, which focuses on South Africa.
Below is the summary of his address:
Ladies and gentlemen, in summary I would like to make three key points:
- The mining industry has a tough and indefensible history and we believe we must openly acknowledge and correct those wrongs.
- We have made significant progress and we are now developing a new phase of engagement that seeks to build a new social development model with our communities. We are engaged with the Government, unions and we are building engagement with our communities to create that new model that deals with the challenges of our current reality.
- Let us engage in a debate around the design and implementation of this new model that helps us play our part in delivering on our five million jobs growth objective.