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ANC mine study seeks new taxes, buries nationalisation

By: Reuters     8th February 2012 A study submitted to South Africa's ruling ANC to reform its vital mining sector proposes a 50% tax on profits and rejects nationalisation as an... 

Zuma speech should boost investor confidence, support SMEs

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2012 Enterprise support, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SME's), could be a key theme of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation... 

Mining report carries no weight – ANC

By: Sapa     8th February 2012 A highly-anticipated report on possible reform in the mining sector is merely a discussion document and no cause for concern, the ANC said on... 

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ANC must rediscover revolutionary morality – Vavi 

By: Sapa     7th February 2012 The ANC must rediscover its "revolutionary morality", so its leaders can be selfless, honest, and live with integrity, Cosatu said on Tuesday. 

Trucks damaging Mpumalanga, North West roads – Cronin  

By: Sapa     7th February 2012 Heavy duty trucks are causing many of the road safety and infrastructure problems in Mpumalanga and North West, Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy... 

Municipal under spending a concern, say built environment professionals 

7th February 2012 The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) have expressed concern about... 

2037 Consortium appointed to draw up Gauteng transport plan 

By: Irma Venter     7th February 2012 The Gauteng government has appointed the 2037 Consortium to assist it in generating a 25-year integrated master transport plan for the province,... 

Tolling only viable option, says transport society 

By: Irma Venter     7th February 2012 The current uncertainty around whether or not tolling would be implemented on Gauteng’s highways has repercussions beyond the province’s borders,... 

Most urban South Africans confident about the safety of tap water 

By: Henry Lazenby     6th February 2012 Most South Africans living in urban areas believe that their tap water is safe to drink, a study commissioned by the Water Research Commission... 

Position South African mining as economic change catalyst – Manuel  

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2012 Mining needed to be positioned as a catalyst to drive other changes in the South African economy, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Monday. 

IDC report highlights jobs potential of SA mining

By: Terence Creamer     6th February 2012 A supportive operational environment together with a turnaround in South Africa’s mineral extraction rates could stimulate the creation of an... 

Eskom set to roll out power buy-back pilot this month 

By: Terence Creamer     6th February 2012 South African power utility Eskom will start implementing an innovative demand response aggregation pilot programme (DRAPP) this month with the... 

Anglo plans new coal mine, Universal outlines midtier ambitions, Vale inks rail deal and other news in the Coal Roundup

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2012 The December/January edition of the Coal Roundup includes details of Anglo American's new five-million-ton-a-year coal mine, Universal Coal's... 

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