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LEX Africa: Appetite for Innovative Funding in the Mining Industry

Insight into the different funding options available to miners & the appetite for innovative funding

The robust demand for most commodities and the uptick in prices, particularly for precious metals, has seen a number of minerals and metal producers flagging project expansion initiatives. There is a renewed interest from funders and funding institutions for financing projects in Africa, due largely to the upturn in commodity prices. Importantly, governments, such as the South African government, have recognised that mining companies have contributed greatly to revenue collection even through the difficult times of COVID19 and appear to be shifting their focus to promote mining investment rather than hindering it.

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LEX Africa is a legal network of leading law firms in over 25 African countries and is Africa’s largest legal alliance. Each member is an independent law firm whose key specialist focus is on general corporate and commercial law as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

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