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Economic Contribution

The economy of contribution takes place, in the manner of a general economy, alongside the market, public and gift economies: Through regulation by prices, public decision making and by the principle of reciprocity, the economy of contribution replaces regulation by the interactions of participation (both quantitative and qualitative) within an activity.

Good Nature Agro grew out of a chance meeting between Sunday Silungwe and Carl Jensen at Zambia’s International Development Design Summit. Silungwe’s background in developmental studies and Jensen’s passion for agricultural development sparked conversations about post-harvest loss, and the...
If you raise the tax rate you get more tax revenue, right? Not necessarily. Raising tax rates beyond a certain point can have the opposite effect, and actually produce lower taxes.Did you know? Governments receive more taxes from increasing production than...
The Zambia Chamber of Mines has released a report on the impact of the Government’s proposed Sales Tax. In case you haven’t had time to read it, here are the key take-aways: The research illustrates that many Zambian mining...
Farmers following Kansanshi’s Conservation Farming Program have turned their subsistence farms into profitable businesses When in 2010 Kansanshi Mining PLC offered its very first training program on conservation farming methods to seven farmers in the greater Solwezi area, the company...
Ten years ago, Solwezi was a remote, rural outpost that few people wanted to visit. Today, it is a major mining town that lies at the heart of Zambia’s largest copper-producing region. See this fascinating transformation through the eyes...
The global consensus, on display at last month’s World Copper Conference, is that copper will play a vital part in the coming ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Other mining jurisdictions are preparing for the massive increase in demand that is anticipated....
C opper is one of Zambia’s most important exports and, in many ways, the lifeblood of our economy. Zambia is not alone in this, however. There are many countries in the world where copper is an important export and contributes...
Zambia imposes a Concentrate Import Tax (CIT) New Year’s Day was no party for copper smelters in Zambia. The government has implemented a duty on imported copper concentrates that it had first announced in the national budget speech in September...
Does raising the tax rate actually deliver more taxes? What is the ‘right’ rate? Mining taxes are in the news again. Read this report, and be the expert around the family table this Christmas.
The 2018 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships kicked off at Kitwe’s Nkana Stadium on Sunday 2 December, with a thrilling opening match between Lesotho and Angola that ended 1-1. The second match of the day in this exciting...

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