Dagga investments leaving mining in the dust

JOHANNESBURG - There are fears that a surprising growth in dagga investments is taking away much-needed capital from mining.

That's because dagga stocks deliver better short-term returns.

Industry players say mining's struggles to fend off the challenge from dagga reflect investors' poor view of the industry.

Dagga companies are setting up projects in Lesotho while other countries, including Zimbabwe and South Africa, are planning to issue licences.

This is forcing mining companies to look for new ways to sell the merits of their projects.


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