As the elder sister of tycoon, Patrice Motsepe, who is married to Justice and Constitutional Minister, Jeff Radebe, the last thing one would have expected from mining magnate, Bridgette Radebe, was to oppose the “controversial” Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill. Yet she has pleaded with President Jacob Zuma not to sign it into law.
Speaking as President of SA Mining Development Association (Samda) during the Mining Sector Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum, Radebe said she believed there were loopholes in the bill that needed to be closed and other issues that needed to be corrected.
“I may be married to a politician but I am not politically correct. I am passionate about transformation of the mining industry.”
Besides, Radebe, who is also chairwoman of Mmakau Mining, explained that the mining charter had also not yet been aligned with the trade and industry department’s BBBEE codes of good practice. “This alignment is overdue in addressing transfer pricing and charter non-compliance by mining stakeholders,” she said.