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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282016Oct
Jail terms covering Zimbabwe’s mining law amendments will still be governed by the constitution.

Jail terms covering Zimbabwe’s mining law amendments will still be governed by the constitution.

Reports that directors of mining companies could face up to 20 years in jail for pollution are speculative and premature, says Sternford Moyo.      Concerns have surfaced over news reports that directors of mining companies in Zimbabwe could face up to 20 years imprisonment if they are found guilty of polluting the environment with…

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202016Oct
Between a rock and hard place: Zim’s mining law amendments

Between a rock and hard place: Zim’s mining law amendments

Zimbabwe’s Mining Ministry is considering an amendment which could see prison sentences imposed on errant mining directors whose companies damage the environment. The Government of Zimbabwe is considering an amendment to its 55-year-old Mines and Minerals Law in a bid to address several shortfalls in the sector. It also seeks to align mining laws with…

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302015Nov

Developments in Botswana

Banking and Finance In recent years there has been a sharp increase in activity in the banking and finance sector of Botswana. This has taken place in both the regulatory and transactional spheres of the sector. The introduction of the Non-Bank Financial Institution Regulatory Authority Act extended the financial sector regulatory regime to non-bank financial…

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182015Mar

LEX Africa launches Pan African mining guide

Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for an investment decision. LEX Africa‘s specialist mining team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African mining guide which covers 15 key African…

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192015Feb

The Current state of Mining in Africa

As the 2015 Mining Indaba kicked off in Cape Town earlier this month, Chris Stevens, Director at South African LEX Africa member Werksmans Attorneys, shared his thoughts on the current state of mining in Africa. Watch the full interview on CNBC Africa’s Open Exchange, here. Share this article

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