The strategic journey for the Mandela Mining Precinct is aligned to the National Development Plan which focusses on development to 2030, as well as the Minerals Council of South Africa’s 2030 vision for modernisation.
From a strategic perspective, if mining RD&I is to be sustainable, it must align to national objectives, which in this case are:
- The National Development Plan which charts a development path to 2030 for the economy as a whole;
- Economic Transformation, Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness: towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa;
- The Africa Mining Vision which creates a vision for the optimal use of the continent’s mineral wealth, for the benefit of its people;
- The Department of Science and Technology white paper which outlines the spending required in a successful economy on RD&I, which in this case is 1.5% of GDP by 2030;
- The commitment of the Department of Trade and Industry to support the export drive for mining capital goods and services.
- The Department of Mineral Resources and other stakeholders who committed to a Mining Leadership Compact that is included in its Vision 2030 for a mining cluster that ‘is competitive, appropriately skilled, modernised, invests in R&D and a compelling investment destination’.