Three mining companies operating within the Madibeng municipality in North West risk shutting down if they do not employ at least 1000 people by next week.
Hundreds of unemployed people marched to the mining companies on Wednesday, demanding that each of the mining companies employ at least 1000 people by Tuesday next week or brace themselves for total shut down.
North West provincial chairperson of the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Chamber of Commerce, Robert Ngwenya who led the march, said they wanted the mines to employ people and also to implement the mining charter.
“ANC failed to stimulate our economy sustainably. All they can come up with Is spreading hatred of white people. Totally clueless”. Rose smuts.
“We cannot leave these guys exploiting our people, now that there are more foreigners working in our mines. We are saying let’s start locally…” he said.
“What we want to achieve is that number one we want people to be employed,, number two equal opportunities in the mines, we are not going to compromise on that either you give us the 30 percent and give us part of the shafts that we want in these mines because we are tired of given small things and we are told they are empowering us. What we need is what is in the mining charter and they must implement that.”