Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Mining production and linked manufacturing are being hit hard by high electricity prices, according to Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe.
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says more needs to be done to implement beneficiation, but shares on the progress that has been made so far.
State-owned enterprises are key in bringing about infrastructure-driven and labour-intensive economic growth in South Africa, says the dti's Lionel October.
Local beneficiation could be meaningful in the North West as the province is among the richest in the country, finds a committee on trade.
President Jacob Zuma has told delegates at the South Africa-Zimbabwe business forum in Pretoria that it is time to bring about economic freedom in both countries.
Zimbabwe is set to start levying an export tax on all unbeneficiated platinum and diamonds from January 1, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.
South Africa’s can’t be a "trust fund kid" living off its mineral resources but not developing new skills, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel told a group of entrepreneurs on Monday.
President Jacob Zuma hailed the increase in trade with fellow Brics member countries, but said this trade is one-sided.
Zimbabwean miners have invested up to $362m in mineral beneficiation projects as the government intensifies a drive to create jobs and keep money in the country.
As with every other part of the globe, Africa's challenge is that it has to compete and only hard work will do the trick going forward, says a top banker.
Subsidiaries of SA-based platinum miners seem set to miss a deadline to build a refinery in Zimbabwe, amid plans to ban raw mineral exports from the country.
Japan has shown itself amenable to supporting beneficiation in SA and increasing its automotive parts production here, a report says.
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