Afritop Group was invited to participate in the 2023 Mining Compliance

2024-01-26

Seminar and Exchange Meeting held by the Mining Committee of the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association on November 11, 2023. The purpose of this event was to promote cooperation between South Africa and China in the mining sector and improve the compliance level of participating enterprises. The Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Representative Office in South Africa, the Legal and Compliance Department of the South Africa Economic and Trade Association, and representatives of major mining and related enterprises in South Africa gathered together to discuss the latest trends and challenges of mining compliance.

The national chairman of the South African Labour Law Association and representatives of various well-known law firms gave in-depth explanations on several key issues, including: employment law, mine health and safety, strikes and improper conduct during strikes, compliance requirements and consequences of violations of the mining charter, etc. The representative of the South African Ministry of Mines explained in detail the policy requirements and expectations of the Ministry of Mines for mining enterprises, and emphasized the necessity of compliance for the sustainable development of the mining industry.

Mr. Liu Yan, the head of the Legal and Compliance Department of the South Africa Economic and Trade Association, shared the successful experience of the legal and compliance team in assisting enterprises to comply with regulations and reduce risks, bringing a lot of inspiration to the representatives of the enterprises present.

The chairman of Afritop Group also shared with the participants the practical experience and fruitful results of Afritop Group in compliance management over the years, and expressed that he would continue to deepen the internal compliance management system of the group, closely monitor the changes of regulations, timely and effectively adjust the business strategy, do a good job of personnel and production safety, and ensure the rights and interests of employees.

At the end of the seminar and exchange meeting, Minister Liu Yu of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa delivered a concluding speech, saying that the Chinese Embassy in South Africa would fully support the compliance operation of Chinese-funded enterprises in South Africa, provide necessary assistance and support, and that this event was an important step for the cooperation between China and South Africa in the mining field, and also an opportunity to further deepen the economic and trade relations between the two sides. This gave a shot of confidence to the Chinese-funded mining enterprises present, making them more confident and reassured about their future development in South Africa.

After the seminar, the participants actively participated in the question and answer session, and had in-depth exchanges on the problems they encountered in compliance. The experts not only answered the questions of the participants in detail, but also shared more practical experience, providing more comprehensive compliance guidance for the enterprises.

This mining compliance seminar and exchange meeting built a bridge of communication and cooperation for the mining enterprises of China and South Africa, and laid a solid foundation for the future economic and trade cooperation. Afritop Group will also actively participate in similar activities organized by the Mining Committee of the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association, and firmly continue to improve the compliance level of the enterprise, providing strong security and benefit protection for the group’s employees.

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