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Beneficiation Strategy to Assist Move to Knowledge-Based Economy


Department of Minerals and EnergyGovernment remains committed to facilitating a move from a resource-based to a knowledge-based local economy. The minister of minerals and energy, Ms Buyelwa Sonjica, declared this…

Third draft of royalties bill finally fixes rate formula


Portfolio Committee on FinanceNational Treasury has finally devised a royalty rate in the third and, what is expected to be, the final draft of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalties…

Mining to Soon Adopt Mineral Beneficiation Policy


Department of MiningMining aims to adopt the mineral beneficiation strategy as a policy by July 2009. The minister of mining, Ms Susan Shabangu, made this announcement during her department's budget…

Independent agency to manage radioactive waste disposal


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy An independent agency would be established in South Africa to manage the disposal of all radioactive waste. The department of minerals and energy has…