HERE’S A BRIEF RUN­DOWN OF THE HIGH­LIGHTS AND LOW­LIGHTS OF TIME AS MINES MIN­IS­TER.

Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT -

AT A COAL ex­port con­fer­ence in Jan­uary, Sha­bangu hinted that the months pre­ced­ing SA’s na­tional elec­tion, due to be called in ei­ther April or May, would be her last in of­fice, at least as mines min­is­ter.

It has been a five-year term char­ac­terised by vo­latil­ity, with Sha­bangu en­dors­ing the busi­ness im­per­a­tives of the min­ing sec­tor and then sharply call­ing its lead­ers to book for over­step­ping the mark.

Even be­fore Sha­bangu was ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Min­ing, she had a way of at­tract­ing the head­line writ­ers. While in her role as deputy safety and se­cu­rity min­is­ter, she told po­lice ser­vices at Danville in 2008: “I want no warn­ing shots. You have one shot and it must be a kill shot.”

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