The Department of Mineral Resources has published the Draft broad-based socio-economic empowerment charter for the mining and mineral industry, 2018, for comment. This is a proposed revision of the 2002 Charter. "In reviewing the Mining Charter, it is recognised that competitiveness, growth and transformation are mutually re-enforcing. To this end, the reviewed Mining Charter introduces new definitions, terms and targets to harmonise with the BBBEE Act and the Dti Codes. The alignment of these policies is intended to ensure meaningful participation of Black Persons in accordance with the objects of the MPRDA and to provide for policy and regulatory certainty thereby facilitating transformation and growth of the mining industry."
"The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be celebrated worldwide on 17 June with the focus on sustainable land management as a way to regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize communities. Under the slogan “Land has true value – Invest in it,” WDCD2018 will call all involved – producers, consumers and policy makers – to make a difference by investing in the future of land."
The Department of Higher Education and Training has published the Draft policy framework on administration and management of student admissions at technical and vocational education and training colleges for comment. "This policy framework seeks to provide a balance between the provision of access in TVET colleges with the aim of redressing the imbalances of the past and ensuring rigorous success of students."
"The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
This year, the World Day Against Child Labour and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. "