The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it wants to have another go at holding its elective congress
" [Mike] Mabuyakhulu couldn't speak, they disrupted him. When Sihle [Zikalala] spoke, they allowed him but when I spoke they disrupted."
The mining industry is shedding jobs with the closure of shafts across several companies.
Gwede Mantashe says there is a trend where those who can "pay" are afforded mining rights.
The Minister of Mineral Resources has completely misrepresented the intended outcomes of the Mining Charter and the legislation it is based on.
The consistency of the arrogance of government ministers has been a hallmark of the ANC government.
ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe was speaking at the memorial service held for Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort on Monday afternoon.
The mineral resources minister was addressing the land reform dialogue in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
"We want the industry to be competitive and contribute to the economy, so that we can create jobs and get more people involved."
Mantashe is well-liked in the industry and has political currency, experts say.