Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the reappointment of Gwede Mantashe as Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister, with this Ministry having been separated from that of Electricity and Energy, which continues to be headed by Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.

The council’s newly elected president Nombasa Tsengwa says Mantashe’s reappointment brings continuity in the engagements and relationships that the council has fostered with him since his initial appointment as then Mineral Resources and Energy Minister in 2018.