strike

AMCU announces protest marches to voice concerns to DMR

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will be engaging in nationwide industrial action which will include a series of protest marches in...
drc

New DRC mining code will not alter positive outlook

On 10 March 2018, embattled Congolese President Joseph Kabila signed into law a new mining code that will raise royalties on minerals across the board,...
Zimbabwe

Law in Zimbabwe still needs reform to attract mining investment

Since the long-awaited regime change that saw Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe deposed in November 2017, great emphasis has been placed on the potential for...
Solidarity eskom

DRC government disregards concerns and enforces revised Mining Code

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president Joseph Kabila on Friday signed the revised Mining Code into legislation – just two days after government...
NEW Glencore Katanga

Glencore’s DRC subsidiaries in hot water?

Glencore’s Congolese subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) is facing a variety of financial risks which include the revised Mining Code and payments owed to...
energy

Challenges and opportunities abound in Africa’s energy sector

Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast for the Energy Sector shows that total merger and acquisition value in the energy sector in Africa and the Middle...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe mining sector: has positive change begun?

A recent mining conference held in Zimbabwe at the end of February - the Zimbabwe Mining Conference (27-28 February) - has raised the question:...
Minerals Council

Policy certainty should be key priority for Gwede Mantashe

The newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, should make policy certainty his key and urgent priority. AUTHOR: Peter Leon, co-chair and partner of Herbert...
Mantashe Sibanye

Gwede Mantashe appointed to clean up Mosebenzi Zwane’s legacy

In a late evening cabinet reshuffle briefing, where 10 South African ministers were removed from their positions by President Cyril Ramaphosa – including Mosebenzi...
South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa can help solve mining impasse in South Africa

The mining industry in South Africa is in danger of becoming paralyzed by litigation and adversarial relationships that hinder our country’s ability to benefit from...

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