EDITORIAL: Let the courts decide on BEE status

August 13, 2015

ON Tuesday President Jacob Zuma called for "an amicable solution outside of the courts" as the wrangle continued between the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources over the interpretation of the ownership clause in the Mining Charter.

Mr Zuma's call is understandable. Given that he wants mining sector stakeholders to work together to find solutions to its latest crisis, litigating against one another is the last thing they need. There is a caveat, however.