The Auditor General’s fears on mines and tax


In November 2021, the Auditor General released a ground-breaking report, suggesting that the country has been short-changed over the years by the mining sector in terms of tax and other revenues. Mmegi re-runs the story in light of the latest allegations around De Beers

The Department of Mines has not been sufficiently verifying whether the royalties and other dues paid by mining companies match their production and sales, meaning government has potentially been receiving less than it should from the economically critical sector, the Auditor-General has found.

A special audit into the Department of Mines’ efficiency in collecting revenues from the mining sector, found loopholes through which companies could be side-stepping their obligations to government.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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