Press Release: New mining bill could send SA tumbling further down ‘Fraser’ index - 13 March 2013.

South Africa has recently dropped to 64th out of 96 on the 2012-2013 Fraser Institute’s international policy potential index, which measures the attractiveness to investors of different mining countries. “If the draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 (the Bill) is made law, the country’s score is sure to tumble further,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations. “For the Bill ignores economic reality, while giving the mining minister many more discretionary powers.”