The following are news items in South African major news outlets on Sunday:
— Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has said that the mining sector remained a pillar of local economic growth and that the government expected the sector to continue operating for another 150 years.
“With an estimated 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars (R30 trillion) to 3 trillion U.S. dollars in non-energy mineral reserves still in situ, we are looking forward to another 150 years of mining in South Africa,” he told a mining conference in Cape Town this week. (Fin24)
— The South African Football Association (SAFA) and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula have strongly condemned the violent clashes during a soccer match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
Several people were injured after fans invaded the pitch as Mamelodi Sundowns led Orlando Pirates 6-0 and police used teargas to disperse them. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)
— The City of Johannesburg said on Saturday it will continue to engage residents in Rosettenville in efforts to quell tensions between the community and alleged drug dealers.
Residents torched at least 10 houses belonging to apparent drug lords and a brothel owner in Johannesburg. (Eyewitness News) Enditem