With more than 7,000 cases now confirmed across the continent, Africa is facing the reality of a ‘third wave’ of the coronavirus. Since Zambia’s first COVID-19 fatality succumbed on 2 April, it is becoming clear that Africa will not...
As we discussed last week, the COVID-19 pandemic – whilst first and foremost a public health emergency – is creating a global economic crisis in its wake, which could cause longer lasting disruption than the virus itself. For the...
The rapid spread of the coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) from its origin and epicentre in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hebei Province to elsewhere in China in late January was perhaps the first indication that what began...
Since large-scale copper production began in Zambia almost 100 years ago, the industry has experienced a lot of changes in a relatively short period of time. But what does the history of mining output in the country look like...
Zambia is one of the ten least attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining investment, according to the Annual Survey of Mining Companies, released this week by the Fraser Institute, an independent think-tank, and the global benchmark for investors’...
Global players from mining sectors around the world gathered at the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba’ from 3-6 February at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to discuss the latest trends in mining, to network and, above all, to...
How will the Government’s proposed Sales Tax affect ordinary Zambians? The Zambia Chamber of Mines' brand new report, A Tax Too Far: The economic impact of Zambia’s proposed Sales Tax, shows that local distributors of imported goods would be hit...
Mining For Zambia recently published Professor Oliver Saasa’s views on Zambia’s proposed move from VAT to Sales Tax. According to a report soon to be produced by the Chamber of Mines, Sales Tax will massively increase the price of...
There has been vigorous debate about Zambia’s proposed migration from the Value Added Tax (VAT) system to a Sales Tax since it was first announced in September 2018. The private sector has since voiced many serious concerns about the...
The KCM saga has dominated headlines since a liquidator was appointed to run the Chingola-based mine in May, after ZCCM-IH (which owns approximately 20% of KCM) accused majority shareholders, Vedanta Resources, of breaching its licence.  On the one hand, there...

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