Gwede Mantashe weighs into BCL, Norilsk battle

Mantasha is considering BCL's appeal
Mantasha is considering BCL's appeal

South African mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe has reportedly requested BCL Mine and Norilsk Nickel to shelve their court battle over a US$271 million deal, and wait for his decision.

The October 2014 deal involved BCL purchasing Norilsk’s assets which included a 50% stake in Mpumalanga mine, Nkomati Nickel, as well as Tati Nickel Mine near Francistown. Payment would be made once several regulatory conditions were concluded, the last of which was the transfer of Nkomati mining rights to BCL, by South African mining authorities.

Norilsk Nickel has since filed several suits against BCL demanding payment.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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