The South African Institute of International Affairs is a non-governmental research institute focused on South Africa's and Africa's international relations. The organisation provides analysis, promotes dialogue and contributes to African policy making in a dynamic global context.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch, hosted a seminar on 30 August 2012 on "The South African mining industry on the road to Mangaung", addressed by Peter Leon.
Peter Leon is a partner with Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg, where he heads the firm´s Africa Mining and Energy Projects practice.
His areas of expertise include mining, energy, black economic empowerment and international investment law, as well as financial services regulation. In recent matters, Peter Leon advised mining companies on the regulatory implications of key policy proposals in the African National Congress's research report on State Intervention in the Minerals Sector, advised a multinational mining company on a mine development agreement and related issues with the government of Ghana, advised on the regulatory requirements for a change of control of a company holding mineral rights in Tanzania, and acted in various additional advisory roles for a range of African private sector actors and governments.
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