What to expect in the Budget 2013

Posted 25 February 2013

Budget Speech 5There seems to be an emerging consensus among Budget watchers that finance minister Pravin Gordhan will announce tax increases – but not yet.

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State of the Nation Address 2013 News

Posted 18 February 2013

State of the Nation 2013President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address last night was a scorecard of government achievements over the last 12 months: nearly 200,000 households added to the electricity grid, 675 kilometres of electricity transmission lines rolled out, 85% (or 12,1 million) of households with access to electricity, 98 new schools and R47 billion invested in renewable energy projects.

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Anglo mining rights under threat

Posted 19 January 2013

Anglo American LogoMineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has promised to subject the “entire Anglo American portfolio of mining rights to regulatory scrutiny”...

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Proposed amendment to Minerals Bill gives minister wide discretionary powers

Posted 19 January 2013

Mining PhotoAccording to the latest Mining and Energy E-Alert from Webber Wentzel, proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002 vests the minister with wide discretionary powers.

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