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Policy to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining in South Africa published

A policy published on 30 March 2022 by the South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy aims to create a formalised, sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining (“ASM”) industry in South Africa, to eliminate illegal ASM..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Beneficial Ownership to Come Under Scrutiny for Mining Right Holders in Zambia

The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (the “Ministry of Mines”), on 23 February 2022, imposed a 30-day suspension on the issuance of mining rights. The suspension has now been extended by 14 days, after which there will be no further ..

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

The Tax and Fiscal Regime under the Petroleum Industry Act 2021

In our third series examining the main provisions of the newly enacted Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), we consider some of the tax and fiscal provisions under the Act.

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Webber Wentzel

2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law!

The High Court has ruled that the 2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law, and has set aside various aspects of the Charter as unconstitutional. While sound, this judgment is likely to be appealed.

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