Today, the Deputy Minister in the Department of Mineral Resources will hand over mining permits to Zama Zama miners in Kimberley. This is victory for the Kimberley Zama Zamas who have been involved in a long and difficult struggle for the right to mine legally. Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates the Zama Zamas in this historic victory.
BLF notes that the process was given a blessing by former Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane. Zwane mandated senior managers in the department to ensure the regularisation of the Zama Zama miners and BLF was involved with the engagements in support of them.