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Mozambican New Electricity Law

The Mozambican Assembly of the Republic approved a new electricity law (Law 12/2022), which will be in force as from October 10.


The main purpose of this law is to adapt the existent legislation (namely Law 21/97, which is revoked) to the actual Moz..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Ghana: Amendment to the Petroleum Local Content Regulations

On 17 February 2022, the Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (LI 2435) (the Amendment Regulations) was passed to mark the first amendment to Ghana’s famed Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) Regulations, 2013..

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South Africa: Beware when acquiring tailings dams as part of a mine or mineral processing facility

The possibility of tailings dam failure, highlighted by the recent Jagersfontein tragedy, highlights the need for particular care when assessing the risks of a transaction in the mining and minerals processing sectors.

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Amendments to the Local Content Regulations

The Minister responsible for Minerals in Tanzania recently published Government Notice No. 749 of 2022 introducing various amendments to the Local Content Regulations of 2018. Below, we summarise some of the significant changes to the law.

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Werksmans Attorneys

Illegal mining, the ‘zama zamas’ and the Law

In July 2022, the Minister of Finance and Planning (Minister) published the Income TaxIllegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry.


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The ‘double jeopardy’ of illegal and fraudulent gold transactions in Ghana

About 10 years ago, a potential client from abroad requested legal assistance in a gold transaction with local traders in Ghana. From the story the potential client told and the fake-looking documents they had received from the local traders, it was obvious that we had be..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Net-Metering - A Game Changer for Zambia's Electricity Sector

In a progressive move, the Energy Regulation Board (“ERB”) has published the draft Net-Metering Regulations (the “Draft Regulations”), which will allow electricity consumers who generate their own electricity, using renewable energy technologi..

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MDR Advogados

Legal alert: Approval of the new Electricity Law

It was recently published Law no. 12/2022, of 11 July, which approves the Electricity Law (New
Electricity Law) and revokes Law no. 21/97, of 1 October (Electricity Law).

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Mozambique’s vast hydro-power project could create a regional energy hub

Mozambique is a scenic country in southeastern Africa and its capital, Maputo, is the commercial and cultural centre. The country is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, it has a tropical climate, and its beautiful beaches are an importa..

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