30 April 2019
The Minerals Council South Africa has launched the third module of the Mining for Schools initiative – an online platform with resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning about the South African mining industry. www.miningforschools.co.za
The Minerals Council South Africa has called for the implementation of the Carbon Tax to be delayed until all enabling regulations, and a legislative regime providing for a carbon budget, are in place.
South Africa’s Carbon Tax would cost the country’s minerals sector R5.5bn a year in its second phase of implementation, said the Minerals Council South Africa which has called again on the government to shelve the levy.
The government is looking to unroll administered electricity prices for key parts of the economy, including mining, manufacturing and furnaces smelting minerals, Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister, has said.
If granted, the R66.6 billion increase which will be passed onto consumers will result in mine closures and will have a severely negative impact on other sectors that depend on the mining sector.
Ensuring that South Africa remains competitive and able to meet energy demands in the context of a developing economy, while at the same time reducing the country’s carbon emissions will require close collaboration between all stakeholders...
President Jacob Zuma says that transformation in the energy sector is paramount and international investors will have to partner with South Africans in the future.
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