/Great Dyke mine on schedule: Mliswa

Great Dyke mine on schedule: Mliswa

By Amanda Mavhaza

NORTON Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa, says Great Dyke Investment’s operations in Norton are still on track despite the devastating effects of Covid-19 that has foiled many plans, and is confident the mine will reach its targets.Great Dyke Investments started mining on its Darwendale concessions early this yearafter years of preparation. The mine is expected to produce 180 000 tonnes of ore permonth and has a lifespan of 15 years. Also, the first platinum concentrates are expected
to be sold in 2022. In his constituency update, Temba Mliswa thanked his community for maintainingdiscipline during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has derailed a lot of plans. “I am grateful that the mine remains on schedule and will reach all the timetable targetsthat were set at the start,” said Mliswa.Recently, the government said it wants to transform the mining industry into a US$12 billion by 2030, and GDI is expected to contribute towards that export figure. According to reports, the government is confident the US$12 billion mark is achievable, especially with the coming onboard by GDI. Platinum is expected to contribute US$3 billion to the
US$12 billion export target.Honourable ¬†Mliswa, as part of his tour, also visited Chief Chivero under whose jurisdiction the mine falls. Chief Chivero has given the project his full blessings. “After the tour, we also visited Chief Chivero as part of a cultural courtesy visit by the company’s head, and he was briefed about all that is happening and has since given his blessings to the project as a traditional leader”

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