Minister Mantashe to engage Xolobeni community Mineral Resources

Minister Gwede Mantashe will ‪on Sunday 23 September 2018 visit Xolobeni village in the Mbizana local municipality, Eastern Cape, to engage with communities in the area on community conflicts which occurred as a result of a prospecting right application and the moratorium currently place restricting applications. The Minister will be joined by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Sixolile Mehlomakhulu and the Mbizana Local Municipality Mayor Cllr Daniswa Mafumbatha. Members of the media are invited to attend the engagement session by the Minister, scheduled to take place as follows: Date: ‪ 23 September 2018 Time: ‪ 10:00 Venue: Sports ground next to Xolobeni Junior School Kindly rsvp by sending your details to Media@dmr.gov.za not later than ‪Saturday, 22 September 2018 at 16:00 For enquiries, contact: Nathi David Shabangu ‪073 852 1922 (Media Liaison Officer – Ministry) Ayanda Shezi ‪082 308 1586 (Head of Communications) Ends – Issued by the Department of Mineral Resources