Presidency concerned about mining sector attacks

 The Presidency is seriously concerned about the relentless public attacks on President Jacob Zuma by leaders in the gold mining sector, from two companies, Sibanye Gold and Anglogold Ashanti.

While the Presidency respects the rights of citizens and leaders to freedom of speech, the business sector has many avenues to raise whatever concerns and issues it has with government and/or its leadership.

President Zuma values open dialogue and interaction with all sectors in our society. However, such dialogue is more helpful if it takes place within the bounds of human decency and decorum and upholds respect for key institutions and in our country.

Channels of communication between business and government are open and engagements take place continuously in a healthy and constructive manner.

Currently a business, government and labour delegation is in New York to promote the country as an investment destination. The President values such collaboration which is good for the economy and our country in general.

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or
Issued by: The Presidency

Pretoriaub, Johannesburg.