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South African taxpayers note improvements in some Sars processes

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th September 2021 Over the past few years, South Africa’s tax landscape has undergone significant change, with a number of  leadership, structural and policy changes; and moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted government coffers, disrupted businesses and placed tremendous financial strain on individuals. In... 

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

Embraer delivers its 1 500th business jet

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th September 2021 Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it delivered its 1 500th executive, or business, jet to a client last week. The company achieved this milestone in only 20 years, while the industry average for reaching this number was 34 years. The 1 500th delivery by the group was a... 

Important link between South Africa’s mining industry and its public capital markets is broken

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2021 With South Africa needing more listings on its stock exchanges, what can be done to encourage companies in general and junior mining companies in particular to go public? A lot of the building blocks are in place. South Africa has a stock exchange that punches way above its weight relative to the... 

Steyn City residential estate adds helistop to luxury offering

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd August 2021 Residential estate Steyn City, located between Sandton and Midrand, has launched its Ultimate Helistop – notching a first for residential developments in South Africa. Steyn City was introduced to the market in 2015, setting new standards by offering a living space with unparalleled facilities... 

Construction of 40 MW South Deep solar plant under way – Gold Fields  

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2021 The construction of the 40 MW solar power plant at South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is under way. “We’ll deliver South Deep’s solar plant in the second quarter of next year,” Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said during Gold Fields presentation of the dividend-enhanced, 33%-higher half-year... 

New report explores solutions to ensure mining-affected communities receive rightful benefits

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th August 2021 Nonprofit organisation Corruption Watch this week released its ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Flow of Benefits to Mining Communities’ report, and an accompanying legal review, titled ‘Distribution of Mining Equity to Community Trusts’, with these highlighting the persistent... 

Inclusion in education to address gender disparity

By: Claire O'Reilly     6th August 2021 Mining is the biggest contributor to the South African economy, and statistically also the most male-dominated industry, but mining training company Prisma Training Solutions argues that through education, awareness and better gender representation, the percentage of women in the mining workforce... 

Business seeks to nudge localisation debate beyond import substitution 

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2021 Business is aiming to progress ongoing negotiations on the use of local-content regulations to revive manufacturing in South Africa beyond calls for blanket import substitution by identifying specific products or sectors where the country has the competitive advantages in place to increase... 

Orion inks Okiep deal to expand copper reach

By: Donna Slater     2nd August 2021 JSE- and ASX-listed diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals has exercised its exclusive option to acquire a controlling interest in the majority of the properties comprising the Okiep copper project (OCP), in the Northern Cape. In addition to the OCP option acquisition, Orion has... 

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