Red tape delays ‘like setting tax money on fire’

27 August 2023 - 00:00

Niël Pretorius, CEO of gold producer DRDGold, has likened the onerous process of applying for water use licences to setting tax money on fire after the company almost took a R300m knock due to application delays...

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