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Côte d’Ivoire Adopts New Mining Code
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire adopted a new mining code (the "New Code") on March 5, 2014. The New Code marks a strategic shift for the Ivorian Government as, presumably inspired by the success of neighboring countries such as Ghana and Burkina Faso, it attempts to diversify its agriculture-based economy and take advantage of its rich mineral endowment.  read more »
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake of oil, mining firms
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
South Africa’s controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill became a law Tuesday, after the parliament voted in favour of the amendments, which include giving the state a stake of 20% in new gas and oil exploration and production ventures. read more »
South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Evidence brought up to South Africa’s Farlam Commission of Inquiry Wednesday, the body in charge of leading a formal investigation on the deadly events that led to the killing of 34 striking Marikana miners in August 2012, shows protesters were shot by police as they attempted to escape. read more »
SA, Egypt and Morocco only African countries reviewed in mining guide
Friday, February 21, 2014
Global law firm Baker & McKenzie’s newly released Global Mining Guide, which reviews the legal regulations and developments in 28 key mining jurisdictions, explores the mining issues of three African countries – South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. read more »
Fast-fill refuelling slashes mines’enviro impact, fuel use
Friday, February 14, 2014
Installing Hydrau-Flo valves onto a fast-fill fuelling system for heavy-duty equipment across mining operations in South Africa can reduce the mine’s environmental impact, while ensuring substantial savings on diesel, says environmental management expert Procon. read more »

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