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Mining investors weigh Zuma ousting

Mining investors weigh Zuma ousting
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo Protestors call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria, South Africa, November 2, 2016

International miners have a word to describe the challenges of operating in South Africa: ‘politics’. The catch-all term signals everything from perceived corruption, concerns over a lack of investment in infrastructure and accusations of heavy-handed regulation of an economically vital sector. Its use sometimes skates euphemistically over the country’s historic racial and labour divisions, and the empowerment and ownership redress that remain a contentious feature of the sector’s regulation.

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