Minister Mantashe Continues With Consultations In Xolobeni

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 engage the Xolobeni community on mining and economic development prospects in the area. The engagement forms part of the Minister’s continuous engagements with all stakeholders to find a sustainable solution and a way forward to challenges related to potential mining and economic development. During his last meeting with the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) in November 2018, the ACC requested the Minister to come back and meet with the broader community in Xolobeni. In December 2018, the Minister further postponed his intended visit to the area to allow stakeholders more time to prepare The Minister will be joined by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr S. Mehlomakhulu and the Mbizana Local Municipality Mayor Cllr T.D. Mafumbatha as well as the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr F.D Xasa. Members of the media are invited to cover the engagement scheduled to take place as follows: Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 Venue: Xolobeni Sports Ground, next to Xolobeni Junior School Time: 10:00 Kindly confirm your attendance by Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at the following email address: or to Neliswa Chiloane 060 550 4379 For media 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