Could South Africa be considering an export tax on ore? Why?


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I guess now the question is 30% or 20%. Not about, would it be done? When Michelle Taylor, Tharisa COO, said last November in the ICDA conference in Johannesburg, “South Africa is, without doubt, an irreplaceable producer of chrome ore globally”, it reflects how even a Chrome Ore producer would look at an Export Tax. Now, the issue is that of the Department of Trade and Industry with the new Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2018/19-2020) and not about any Smelter. For far too long the narrow stance of an Export Tax dislocating the Chrome mining and affecting 17500 jobs… Read more »