Gordhan mum on mining taxes

2013-02-27 14:48

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has stressed that mining is a cornerstone of the economy, and would not comment on the rumoured increase in mining taxes.

ANC rejects nationalisation

2012-12-19 12:55

The ANC has rejected proposals to nationalise SA's mines but supports a windfall "resource rent" tax on mining firms, according to a draft policy document.

Jobs bloodbath if mining tax proceeds

2012-12-14 07:47

The Chamber of Mines says the mining sector will shed tens of thousands of jobs if ANC delegates decide to impose higher taxes on it, according to a report.

ANC told to ignore ratings advice - report

2012-12-06 12:25

The ANC will ignore ratings company advice and will call for an increase in mining taxes, a report quoted the party's economic policy head as saying.

Solidarity warns ANC over mining tax

2012-06-29 14:08

Trade union Solidarity has warned that a proposed mining super-tax could discourage new development and hamper job creation in the sector.

Manuel: No surprise mining tax

2012-02-06 16:21

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel says SA will not spring a tax change on the mining industry.

Namibia backs down from 44% mining tax

2011-08-17 18:50

After objections from the industry, the Namibian government says it will not pursue a rise in mining taxes to 44% in the non-diamond sector.


Shabangu: Amplats SA's problem

2013-02-05 16:07

Minister Susan Shabangu says the government is looking into ways to ensure that South Africa remains a destination of choice for mining companies.

Manuel: SA has what investors need

2012-12-19 12:32

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says investors won't run away if a new special tax on mining is implemented because South Africa has what they need.

SA nears iron ore, steel export tax

2012-12-06 13:01

Cabinet has endorsed a report recommending the introduction of export taxes on iron ore and steel, to push producers to sell more of their products domestically.

Godongwana on Mangaung

2012-12-06 12:19

Statements by the ANC's Enoch Godongwana have just increased the risk of further ratings downgrades for SA, writes Peter Attard Montalto.

ANC moots mining wealth fund to curb rand

2012-02-08 15:47

A discussion document on mining has proposed a sovereign wealth fund from new mining taxes which can be used to intervene in the market to cap rand gains.

Australia's mining 'super tax' in doubt

2011-11-02 09:50

Australia's government has tabled legislation for a controversial "super tax" on the country's mining boom, as a crucial lawmaker held out on supporting the reform.

Rudd warns of long mining tax battle

2010-06-01 12:21

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a protracted fight with mining firms over his proposed 40% tax on resources profits.

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