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(PDF) Nationalization and Mining: Lessons from, Zambia

Like other resources, copper mining in Africa is dominated by foreign mining companies, albeit the nationalization of copper production between 1969 and late 1990s in …

Why Zambia may surrender mines to China – Zambian Watchdog

ut in January, Zambia's state-owned mining company took on $1.5 billion in debt to take over a Glencore PLC copper mine, Mopani Copper Mines PLC, the latest in a string of moves that has remade the country into an exemplar of resource nationalism.

Mining in Zambia

Mining companies in Zambia focus on excerpting copper and uranium, as well as gold, nickel and industrial deposits, which are more limited. For companies interested in mining operations, or the opening of mining companies, in Zambia, the Zambian Ministry of Mines, under which the Chamber of Mines is located, is the first port of call.

Environmental impacts of mining in Zambia. Towards …

The copper industry has dominated the mining scene in Zambia for more than eight decades since the first commercial mine was opened 1928 (Simutanyi 2008). The copper industry was gradually nationalized from 1969, and the mining operations were after that run by the state through Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM).

Zambia's state miner on lookout for deals | Financial Times

Zambia's state mining company is on the lookout for further deals as it prepares to complete its acquisition of a majority stake in Glencore's struggling copper business in the country.

Four Big Mines Dominate Zambia's Copper Production

F our big mines dominate Zambia's copper production, complemented by several smaller players who also play an important role. All the mines are backed by a wide range of respected international investors. The Zambian government, through its investment-holding company ZCCM-IH, is a minority shareholder in nearly all of them – and is, in effect, the …

Glencore sells Zambia copper unit to state in $1.5bn deal ...

Glencore has trimmed its tail of assets with the sale of a struggling Zambian copper business to the government in a $1.5bn deal. The sale of its majority …

Zambia's copper conundrum - Mining For Zambia

Zambia's copper conundrum. C opper prices reached a seven-year peak on 1 December 2020, hitting $7,719 per metric tonne amid renewed demand, attributed to factors including China's economic rebound, and a growing appetite globally for copper-intensive clean energy technology and Electric Vehicles. When mining companies can sell the copper ...

Castillo Copper provides operational update | Global ...

Global Mining Review, Monday, 13 December 2021 10:30. Advertisement. Since the last operational update, Castillo Copper (CCZ) has made further progress developing its copper operations in Queensland and Zambia. However, due to ongoing delays of processing assays, the option agreement to acquire the Litchfield and Picasso Lithium Project has ...

The current state of artisanal and small-scale mining in ...

The current state of artisanal and small-scale mining in Zambia. Zambia's development trajectory has been shaped by mining. For close to a hundred years, the extraction of copper has dominated the economy. Without exception, the firms that have controlled the sector have been large-scale, mostly foreign – albeit with periods of national ...

livelihood vulnerability to mining in Zambia's ...

Ten kilometres north of the centre of Solwezi town is Kansanshi Mine, a large-scale open-pit mine and the biggest copper mine by output in Afric (Kesselring 2017) The copper and gold mining operations began in 2005, and copper production represents about 40% of Zambia's total output, making it the largest copper mine in Africa . The site is 18 ...

Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Supreme Court of Zambia (Case No ...

This week we look at another Glencore copper mining transfer pricing case, this time in Zambia. It is interesting to note the parallels between the Zambian ...

Copper mining in Zambia

the state in the economy. As the state mining conglomerate Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM) was loss making, the Zambian government provided it large subsidies. However, as it remained the major foreign exchange earner in the economy, the one-party state, under President Kenneth Kaunda, directed ZCCM to provide social services in

Zambia's state-controlled investment firm wants bigger ...

Following the sharp rise in copper prices this year Zambia's state-controlled firm ZCCM Investments Holdings wants to increase its stakes in the country's mines and also expects higher dividend ...

Glencore to sell copper mine to Zambian state

Swiss-based mining giant Glencore said Tuesday it was selling its stake in a high-profile Zambian copper mine to a state-owned Zambian concern. In a statement capping a months-long political ...

Zambia's state miner on lookout for deals

Zambia's state mining company is on the lookout for further deals as it prepares to complete its acquisition of a majority stake in Glencore's struggling copper business in the country.. ZCCM Investment Holdings chairman Mabvuto Chipata said the company would consider any opportunities to increase the minority shareholdings its owns Zambia-based …

Definitive Greenlight for Vedanta to Pursue Arbitration ...

The liquidation proceedings were attempted by State Owned Entity ZCCM Investments Holdings, a successor company to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM Ltd). Zambia is already defending an ICSID claim in the mining sector filed this summer by Kansanshi Mining Plc. Vedanta the claimant in the arbitration is a "London listed ...

Zambia Country mining guide

For 2 decades, Zambia's mining sector has experienced significant foreign interest and investment driven mainly by the privatization of state-owned Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines ("ZCCM"), a low taxation environment and low political interference. Zambia is in possession of some of the world's highest-grade copper deposits.

Copper mine threatens Zambezi national park - Oxpeckers

The Kangaluwi copper project exposed critical legislative and policy implementation gaps for the proper evaluation and management of mining within protected areas in Zambia, the report said. "While the Mines and Minerals Development Act (2008) allows for mining in protected areas, there is a lack of policy and legislation by which to evaluate ...

(PDF) Copper mining in Zambia - history and future

Mining of base metals (copper and cobalt) in Zambia, which contributes about 12% towards GDP, 2 has been ongoing since 1920s (Sikamo et al., 2016). With the over dependency on such commodities ...

Copper Giants

Copper Giants The case studies of Zambia and DRC underscore the challenges facing countries trying ... In a time of high mineral prices, they saw the creation of state-owned mining companies and the acquisition of large equity stakes in mining ventures—51 percent (later rising to 60 percent) in Zambia and 100 percent in DRC (then called Zaire ...

Fifth Zambia Economic Brief: Making Mining Work for …

The state of the Zambian economy 4 Economic outlook, risks, and policy challenges 11. Section 2 Making Mining Work for Zambia 13. Mining and the Zambian economy 14 Analysis of mining taxation 17 The environmental-health nexus 24 The legacy of lead and the human cost of previous mines 26 Mining environmental governance 28

Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | Zambia | ICLG

The primary law governing the mining sector in Zambia is the Mines and Minerals Development Act No. 11 of 2015 of the Laws of Zambia (MMDA) as read together with the Mines and Minerals Development (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 2016. The MMDA became effective on 1 st July, 2015, although the date of assent was 14 th August, 2015. It repealed …

Zambia: Workers Detail Abuse in Chinese-Owned Mines ...

The four Chinese-run copper mining companies in Zambia are subsidiaries of China Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Corporation, a state-owned enterprise under the authority of China's highest executive ...

Zambia, in diversification push, starts processing ...

Zambia has built 10 milling plants to process gold in a drive to formalise artisanal and small-scale miners and diversify from copper mining, state mining investment company ZCCM-IH said on Wednesday.

Copper Mining Agreements in Zambia: Renegotiation or Law ...

Poverty levels in Zambia are historically associated with development in the mining sector. As long as the sector was performing well and enjoying high international prices for copper, the revenues to government were high and the government could afford the provision of, for example, public health. It is however paradoxical that in the current upturn of commodity prices, the …

Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) | Company Profiles | Africa ...

Indeed, the company had been state-owned up until privatisation in 2000, originally operating as part of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM). It was not until 30th March 2021 that ZCCM-IH acquired 100 percent shareholding in MCM.

Mining in Zambia - Wikipedia

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is the largest copper mining company in the country. Although based in Chingola, 15% of its operations—namely Nkana Refinery, Nkana Acid Plants and Nkana Smelter (the largest smelter in the nation) -- are located in Kitwe. The Nkana Smelter is the largest primary copper production plant in Zambia.

Provisional liquidator of Zambia's KCM denies theft, money ...

The state-appointed provisional liquidator of Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) on Tuesday appeared in court and denied charges of money laundering and the theft of 4.4 million Zambian kwacha ...

Glencore to sell copper mine to Zambian state

Mining giant Glencore last year temporarily shuttered two sites in Zambia after the Covid pandemic hit demand for copper January 19, 2021, 2:33 AM · 2 min read Swiss-based mining giant Glencore said Tuesday it was selling its stake in a high-profile Zambian copper mine to a state-owned Zambian concern.

Nationalizing Zambia′s copper mines | Africa | DW | 12.03.2021

Africa Nationalizing Zambia's copper mines. The Zambian government has taken over operations at a major copper mining company in what is seen as a move towards increasing its direct control of the ...

Glencore To Sell Copper Mine To Zambian State

Mining giant Glencore last year temporarily shuttered two sites in Zambia after the Covid pandemic hit demand for copper Photo: AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI. Production resumed temporarily the following ...

Mining Legislation and Mineral Development in Zambia

A. HISTORY OF MINING IN ZAMBIA 1. Pre-colonial trade in copper Minerals, especially copper, have long played an important role in the economy of Zambia. The demand for copper for ornamental use and as a medium of exchange dates back to the early iron age.4 Early quests for copper were limited by the primitive technology of the 1.

Zambia mines minister takes aim at Konkola liquidation ...

Vedanta and the government have been in a legal dispute over the mine and smelter since May 2019 when Zambia, which owns 20% of KCM through state mining investment firm ZCCM-IH, handed control of ...