Gert Sibande league wants lekgotla to call mining indaba to deal with regional unemployment


A regional lekgotla of the ANC in two weeks’ time in Mpumalanga will have the ANCYL proposing that municipal executives convene a mining indaba, the league’s regional chairman has said.

ANC youth league Gert Sibande regional chairman Trevor Nkosi told 013NEWS on Wednesday that the lekgotla of the ANC in the Gert Sibande region will have to accept a proposal for heads of municipalities to convene a mining indaba.

He said the rising number of employment in the region needs the private sector to assist, especially mine-owners.

Nkosi said: “We are going to tell the ANC to come up with strategies, I mean workable strategies, of creating job opportunities for young people but then we will also ask to interact with the mining gurus,” said Nkosi said over the phone on Wednesday evening.

The lekgotla was supposed to sit this weekend but then they had to allow the Provincial Economic Summit to take place this coming Sunday. The lekgotla is postposed to next week.

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“When they convene it, we want the CEOs of the mines to come and speak, we want the engine-makers of the mines to tell us what is it that they contribute in our comnunities,” he said.

Nkosi was elected last year as league regional chairman as well as James Nkosi as regional secretary. He was also elected this year during the league’s July 2016 provincial congress as the provincial deputy secretary of the ANCYL in Mpumalanga.

(edited by MLM)

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