Archbishop on development

Njongonkulu Ndungane spoke of the four key pillars in sustainable development at the Mining Indaba.

The 2014 Mining Indaba. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - African Monitor President Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane says sustainable development occurs when all involved have a stake in the process and outcome.

Speaking on the final day of the Mining Indaba, which is being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Ndungane says government, the private sector, labour and communities are the four key pillars involved in sustainable development in the sector.

He says the challenge for sustainable development is in ensuring the four key pillars form a symbiotic relationship, adding the communities in which the mines operate have an important role to play.

But in order to achieve sustainable development the Archbishop says tough action is needed.

Ndungane's address provided a moral look at an industry whichplays a crucial role in economic development in Africa.

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