72018Jun
Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government is willing to share expertise on legislation and governance with Malawi so that the country can benefit from its mining sector. Botswana’s President has offered the support of his government in helping Malawi derive as much benefit as it can from its local mining sector. Speaking at a joint…

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182018Apr
Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

With the country’s new leadership, opportunities to upgrade infrastructure in the energy, mining and road transport sector have made Zimbabwe an attractive destination for investors. Decades-long political instability, sanctions and a failing economy have seen a massive decline in Zimbabwe’s international appeal. Even as global investors turned their attention to Africa in 2015 and 2016,…

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172018Apr
DRC: Mining – Legal Guarantee of Stability

DRC: Mining – Legal Guarantee of Stability

The DRC government amended the Mining Code, especially as regard Section 276 related to the Legal Guarantee of Stability. In view of the fact that the Legal Guarantee of Stability is the bedrock or cornerstone of the national mining policy, LEX Africa DRC member firm Chairman, Mr. Emery Mukendi Wafwana published an analysis on the…

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92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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232018Feb
Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Botswana’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo says the country’s economy is expected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year. This, as a recovery in the global economy positively affects its mining sector. Mr. Matambo, in addressing parliament during his presentation of the 2018 budget, said GDP growth…

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52018Feb
Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Mining in Zambia: Progress made but some lingering hidden costs remain LEX Africa, Zambian member, Corpus legal practitioners, advises on the legal issues and challenges in their mining sector. What are the main legal issues – related to compliance and legislation – that are impacting on Zambia’s mining sector? The main challenge remains the full operationalisation…

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92017Nov
Rwanda builds first Tantalum and Niobium refinery

Rwanda builds first Tantalum and Niobium refinery

The East African country’s investment in the sector could turn around its mining industry. International mining processing firm, Power Resource Group (PRG) Plc, will start building Rwanda’s first tantalum and niobium refinery, soon. The firm is investing an estimated USD 16 million for the plant, which is expected to be operational in less than a year….

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62017Feb
Mining Charter ‘merely in draft form’

Mining Charter ‘merely in draft form’

Much controversy surrounds the April 2016 publication of the draft reviewed Mining Charter, but law firm Werksmans Attorneys reminds concerned stakeholders that it is still “merely in draft form”. Extensive comments were furnished from various industry stakeholders after the publication of the draft reviewed Mining Charter. Furthermore, there has been extensive deliberation between the Chamber…

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