Analysis & Profiles 16.6.2017 09:56 am

Zwane’s Mining Charter just another pro-Zuma gambit

This populism on steroids cares little for the actual health of the industry or the country.

The fractures and fissures between the department of mineral resources and the mining industry, as represented by the Chamber of Mines, will become a grand canyon with the release of the new Mining Charter.

Zwane’s Mining Charter just another pro-Zuma gambit
Zwane’s Mining Charter just another pro-Zuma gambit

Zwane’s Mining Charter just another pro-Zuma gambit

This populism on steroids cares little for the actual health of the industry or the country.

Outdated political ideology is the sick man of this country
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Outdated political ideology is the sick man of this country

Essential reading for the ANC as it prepares for its policy conference later this month.
Quarterly labour force figures paint a grim picture
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Quarterly labour force figures paint a grim picture

The reality and facts are awful, and we must face them.
There is no financial tsunami on the horizon
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There is no financial tsunami on the horizon

President Jacob Zuma’s actions have caused the country and economy great harm and their ramifications will probably continue for many years to come.
A blueprint for financial survival
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A blueprint for financial survival

A financial tsunami heading our way… what to do?
SA needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich
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SA needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich

In his 2017/18 budget speech, Pravin Gordhan opted to focus on taxing high income earners to find desperately needed money.
The odd meaning of ‘radical economic transformation’ in SA
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The odd meaning of ‘radical economic transformation’ in SA

In his state of the nation address, Zuma spoke emphatically of ‘radical economic transformation’, causing nationwide debate. What does it mean?
Irony-free Cyril willing to invest further billions in ‘predictable’ SA
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Irony-free Cyril willing to invest further billions in ‘predictable’ SA

In a column penned by the deputy president, Ramaphosa says SA is governed in a ‘stable and predictable way’. Really now?
Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says
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Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says

Widespread poverty will continue feeding the desperation that keeps zama-zamas going underground, top lawyer says.
Black South Africans earn the least – survey
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Black South Africans earn the least – survey

Black workers earn on average R4 723 a month, coloureds R6 294, Indians R12 265 and whites R17 123.
State to close provident fund tax loophole
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State to close provident fund tax loophole

Provident fund members have best of both worlds – saving for retirement in a tax shelter then being able to take 100% of savings as a cash lump sum on retirement.
Time running out for SA economy
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Time running out for SA economy

Credit rating agencies, the IMF and SA citizens want economic growth to be boosted – and quickly, but how realistic are our prospects?
Business blood bath not far away
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Business blood bath not far away

Average businesses are facing significant headwinds… and are losing the battle.
Foreigners snapping up SA stocks
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Foreigners snapping up SA stocks

Foreigners have been net buyers of SA equities for 36 consecutive days.
Local government poll: how lekker is Gauteng?
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Local government poll: how lekker is Gauteng?

More than 30 000 voters have their say on what matters to them
Zimbabwe says: No salary? Sorry about that
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Zimbabwe says: No salary? Sorry about that

There is no sign that Zim’s government have a plan on the way forward; in fact quite the opposite.
Cape Town, Joburg among cheapest cities in the world
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Cape Town, Joburg among cheapest cities in the world

Mobility firm ranks most and least expensive cities to which to deploy expats.
VIDEO: How Brexit may affect SA
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VIDEO: How Brexit may affect SA

If you’re wondering what the UK’s exit from the European Union might mean for you here in South Africa, this short video, courtesy of CCTV, may help to put it in perspective for you.
How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle
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How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

Overall South Africa is viewed as a difficult place to do business and investors are still rattled by Zuma’s sacking of respected Nene.
Enjoy SA’s good news – while it lasts
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Enjoy SA’s good news – while it lasts

It’s so easy to get fixated on headlines screaming disaster that we forget SA’s positive story is actually not mythical.
Golf estate kicks Joburg South into gear
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Golf estate kicks Joburg South into gear

Eye of Africa, a golf estate in Johannesburg South, is rapidly taking shape to push boundaries.
How to make the fees fall
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How to make the fees fall

A group of experts weight in on how to take free public higher education from pipe dream to reality.
Zimbabwe: Dude, where’s my dollars?
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Zimbabwe: Dude, where’s my dollars?

It’s unbelievable how quickly the US dollar has disappeared, writes Cathy Buckle.
Tech takes us closer to immortality
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Tech takes us closer to immortality

But do you really want to live forever?

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