Charter destroying national patrimony, depriving citizens of economic wellbeing

July 6, 2017

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Fourteen years ago, I attended a sod-turning ceremony at a manganese project in South Africa’s Northern Cape, made possible by a R1.7-billion equity investment by foreigners. These investors were prepared to bet on the successful development of a new manganese mine in the Kalahari, with one investing company arranging to buy a percentage of the manganese produced.

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