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Government to provide update on integrated compensation system for ex mineworkers: 22 Jul

21 July 2016

21 July 2016

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant, supported by the Departments of Health, Labour and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as the Financial Services Board will provide an update on work done thus far to create a single compensation legislation and institution to manage compensation matters of ex mineworkers.

The team led by Deputy Minister Oliphant is part of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities established to give effect to the Special Presidential Package for the revitalisation of mining districts and their labour sending areas.

The mandate of the IMC is to oversee the implementation of integrated and sustainable human settlements, improve living and working conditions of mine workers and determine the development path of mining towns and the historic labour sending areas. 

The fundamental mandate of the IMC is to change the face of mining in South Africa working with business, labour and other sectors.

The briefing will give an update and efforts made to ensure that former mine-worker’s financial benefits are paid to the rightful beneficiaries.

Members of the media are invited to a briefing scheduled to take place as follows:
Date:   22 July 2016
Time:  10:00
Venue: GCIS Head Office, Tshedimosetso House, Ground Floor Press Room, 1035 Francis Baard Street ,Hatfield, Pretoria

NB: There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town.

For enquiries, kindly contact: Tshegofatso Modubu 083 276 086/

Kindly confirm your attendance with Themba Thobela at

Issued by Government Communications on behalf of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities

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