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South Africa: A new era for electricity supply – a Hybrid Market

On Thursday, 14 March, the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill was passed by the National Assembly and has been sent to the National Council of the Provinces for consideration. This is a significant step towards the Bill being passed into law and therefore amending the ..

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G. Elias & Co.

Review of the Oil and Gas Companies (Tax Incentives, Exemption, Remission, etc.) Order, 2024

On February 28, 2024, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu issued the Oil and Gas Companies (Tax Incentives, Exemption, Remission, etc.) Order, 2024. The Order provides for certain fiscal incentives aimed at supporting companies within the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The incent..

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FB Attorneys

Proposed Bill Seeks to Amend Mining Act

The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, No. 4 of 2024 intends to amend the Mining Act, amongst other laws. This update focuses on the proposed changes that are key to the Mining Act.

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G. Elias & Co.

Innovations in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023

On December 29, 2023, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission released the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023, pursuant to the Electricity Act, 2023. The New Regulation repealed the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2016. The New Regulation introduced certain changes to the operatio..

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N. Dowuona & Company

Ghana's Climate Change Commitments

In November last year, Ghana was one of the 197 nations that adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact following the conclusion of the most recent UN Climate Conference, COP26. After two weeks of negotiations, with a record number of delegates in Scotland, the international ..

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FB Attorneys

Mining Local Content Regulations Amended

In a bid to address regulatory and practical challenges pertaining to the Mining Local Content Regulations, 2018 (the amended Regulations) the Minister for Minerals has issued the Mining (Local Content) (Amendment) Regulations (the amendments) vide Government Notice..

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Bowmans

Zambia: Mining Appeals Tribunal established

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has constituted a Mining Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) as provided for under the Mines and Minerals Development Act 11 of 2015 (Ac..

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ENSafrica

Tax incentives are essential for getting South African mining exploration investment back on track

In April 2022, the Fraser Institute published the “Survey of Mining Companies 2021”, where investors weighed in on what mineral endowments and public policy factors, such as regulatory uncertainty and taxation, impacted their decision to invest in exploration in a region...

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Werksmans Attorneys

A new reality for illegal miners and the ‘zama zamas’?

Illegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry. In response to this chall..

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