2020

Sunday Times  Eskom has had to ask existing ferrochrome producers to extinguish their furnaces during the most serious supply crises, to leave a bit of electricity for the rest of us
Mining Weekly  Independent chrome ore producers group ChromeSA has welcomed the finalisation by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) of a short-term framework for negotiated pricing agreements, which will allow companies negatively affected by the high costs of power to negotiate lower electricity tariffs with those entities who supply their power.
Mining Mx  CHROMESA is at odds with both the South African government and the country’s major integrated producers of chrome ore and ferrochrome – Glencore and Samancor – over the proposed tax on chrome ore exports.
Mining Weekly  Further to a statement released earlier this week, chrome producer organisation ChromeSA has explained the evidential rationale behind its dismay at Cabinet’s proposed export tax on chrome ore.
Business Live  A proposed tax on SA’s chrome ore exports would do more damage to the country, its chrome miners and its relationship with Chinese ferrochrome businesses, which could find alternative sources of cheaper, better quality material.
Daily Maverick  A recent proposal by the South African government to impose an export tax on chrome ore could hit the industry hard and backfire, according to a report prepared for domestic producers.
MEDIA STATEMENT  The primary and UG2 chrome producers who form part of the Independent Chrome Ore Producers Group (Anglo American Platinum, Assore, Bauba Resources, Implats, Northam Platinum, Sail, Sibanye-Stillwater, Siyanda Resources and Tharisa) (the Chrome Group) are aware of today's statement by South Africa's Cabinet supporting the implementation of a number of interventions to support domestic ferrochrome, including a proposed chrome ore export tax.
Mining Weekly  Industry organisation ChromeSA says the proposed chrome ore export tax would have a devastating impact on primary and upper group two (UG2) chrome producers, given that they sell the bulk of their production for export.
Mining Weekly  The Minerals Council South Africa says a comprehensive “toolbox” of measures is needed to improve the competitiveness of the entire chrome value chain, which has been impacted by a number of challenges.
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Mining Mx  A PROPOSED tax intended to incentivise the production of South African ferrochrome would hurt the country’s chrome industry, although it sent shares of one producer, Merafe Resources, a quarter higher, at least in the short-term.
Mining Weekly  While the Minerals Council South Africa welcomes government’s steps to support domestic ferrochrome production and the chrome value chain, it has expressed disappointed at government not addressing competitiveness in its Cabinet statement delivered in the week of October 23.
News24  The Minerals Council has said that the proposed introduction of an export tax on chrome ore will not address fundamental competitive issues plaguing SA's ferrochrome industry.
Sowetan  The industry body representing South African chrome producers criticised a proposed chrome ore export tax put forward by the cabinet on Thursday, which would make it more expensive for them to ship their product overseas.
Mining Mx  A TAX proposal submitted by Cabinet on Thursday copped a bit of criticism from the industry it was suppose to benefit.
Reuters  JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The industry body representing South African chrome producers criticised a proposed chrome ore export tax put forward by the cabinet on Thursday, which would make it more expensive for them to ship their product overseas.
Business Live  A PROPOSED tax intended to incentivise the production of South African ferrochrome would hurt the country’s chrome industry, although it sent shares of one producer, Merafe Resources, a quarter higher, at least in the short-term.