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The three things SA needs to get right to open floodgates of mining investment

Business Day 03 July 2019 - by Paul Miller

Concentrated, over regulated asset management industry discourages flow of money into small companies

While there is consensus that a thriving exploration and junior mining industry is a vital component of any sustainable mining sector, and despite claims of an outbreak of regulatory certainty, large question marks still hang over the prospects for junior mining and exploration in SA. And with good reason.

S&P data show that SA’s relative share of Africa’s exploration budgets crashed from 35% in 2002 to 8% in 2018. Interestingly, this is the period in which the Mineral & Petroleum Resources Development Act...

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