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18 Dec 2014
 
 
Barrick Gold to suspend Lumwana copper ops after Zambia passes new royalty law
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp will suspend operations at its Lumwana copper mine, in Zambia’s Northwestern province, after the country enacted legislation that raised the royalty rate on openpit...
 
 
05 Sep 2014
 
Added legislation will enable mining companies to assess their environmental impact
Mining Law
Section 30(a) of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) will require that mining companies determine whether a mining environmental incident may be classified as a disaster, which will...
 
 
Mining industry can benefit from increased government involvement
Mining Law
With the pending amendments to the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, government is likely to participate more in the mining industry, which professional...
 
 
New era for enviro management of mining projects
Mining Law
The fact that environmental management in the mining industry is not regulated by the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) is the product of an ongoing struggle over whether environmental...
 
 
Strategic minerals can be beneficial to SA mining industry
Mining Law
Declaring some minerals as strategic, and as designated minerals, is essentially not a problem if the ultimate goal is to create employment in the local mining industry, says corporate and mining...
 
 
Strike ballot strikes a key note in Labour Relations Amendment Bill
Mining Law
A significant inclusion in the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, which was signed by President Jacob Zuma on August 17, is the prestrike ballot. A prestrike ballot is a ballot used by trade unions...
 
 
06 Sep 2013
 
Law firm concerned with orders issued by DMR suspending mine employees
Mining Law
Inspectors from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) have recently started to issue instructions to certain mining companies to immediately withdraw the legal appointments of certain...
 
 
Mining companies gain some clarity on royalty legislation
Mining Law
The recent Taxation Laws Amendment Bill includes some amendments to important provisions of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act No 28 of 2008 (Royalty Act), says audit, tax and advisory...
 
 
 
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