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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Virtual wheeling agreements: A new frontier in renewable energy supply solutions

It is trite that the amendment of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006 (ERA) in August 2021 was the first fundamental step to “unlocking” the private electricity generation and procurement market in South Africa. In addition to dispensing with the need for a ..

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Mineral Rights Acquisition in Ghana: Local vs. Foreign Company Perspectives

Ghana’s mining sector ranked 6th globally in gold production and held the position of Africa’s top producer from 2018 to 2021. The industry significantly contributes to the country’s GDP, attracts foreign investment, and acts as a primary tax source. The transition from s..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Nigerian Electricity Act 2023: Illuminating the path towards Power Sector transformation in Nigeria

Prior to 2005, the Nigerian power sector was largely government-owned. With the enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in 2005 (“EPSRA”), this monopoly was unbundled and the sector was reformed with the privatisation of the generation and distribution segments ..

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Clyde & Co.

The Mining (Corporate Social Responsibility) Regulations, 2023

The Mining (Corporate Social Responsibility) Regulations, 2023 (the Regulations) were published on 23 June 2023 by the Minister of minerals under Government Notice Number 409 of 2023. These Regulations have been introduced to ensure the proper and timely implementation of co..
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MMAKS Advocates

Towards a vibrant mining sector in Uganda: a review of the new Mining and Minerals Act

Uganda is a mineral-rich country with vast deposits of gold, uranium, limestone, marble, graphite, iron, copper, and cobalt, among others. Whereas its mining sector once accounted for 30% of the country’s export earnings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, today the sector’s ..

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FB Attorneys

Mining CSR Regulations Published

In view of providing further guidance to mineral right holders in implementing the provisions of the Mining Act, 2019 (the Act) on corporate social responsibility, on 23 June 2023, the Minister for Minerals issued the Mining (Corporate Social Responsibility) Regulat..

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Powering Nigeria's Future: Introducing the Electricity Act 2023

The Tanzanian Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon. Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba, delivered the highly anticipated National Budget Speech on 15 June 2023 with the theme ‘Accelerating Economic Recovery, Climate Change Adaptation Mitigation and Enhancing Productive Sector..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Local content requirements in Ghana’s power sector

Ghana’s power sector has experienced rapid growth in the last decade. According to the Energy Commission, total electricity generation almost doubled from 11.2 GWh in 2011 to 22.1 GWh in 2021, representing an annual average growth rate of 7%. In order to sustain the growt..

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Koranteng & Koranteng

Community mining

In Ghana, gold mining has always been a profitable venture for people in areas rich with minerals. Small-Scale Mining (SSM) is a major driver of the economy, directly employing an estimated 1 million Ghanaians and supporting around 4.5 million others. SSM has accounted fo..

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