The Minerals and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act (MPRRA) became effective on
1 March 2010. This legislation may have a significant impact on employment, foreign
investment and future exploration in the South African mining industry. This article
reports on a critical analysis of the MPRRA prior to its implementation in order to
identify aspects that may impact adversely on the South African mining industry and
would require further research after the implementation of the MPRRA. Based on the
findings, the authors recommend that the impact of the level of royalties levied as well as
the mechanism to promote downstream beneficiation be researched to establish whether
the legislators ought to reconsider these provisions in the light of their impact on the
Pearl millet is an important staple food in rural Africa. However, the mineral bioavailability of pearl millet is low due to its high content of antinutrients, particularly phytate. This research investigated the effects ...
Van der Zwan, Pieter(University of Pretoria, 2010-04-30)
A dynamic shift in the ownership, management and development of the country’s mineral heritage took place after the inauguration of the new political dispensation in South Africa in 1994. This resulted in the enactment of ...