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Business Day publishes a Eunomix Op-Ed on resource nationalism
Jun 2019

"Resource nationalism drives fear in mining corporations. But the concept is not inherently negative. Most agree that a country with a significant mineral endowment should reap widespread benefits from its resource. But throughout Africa that is where agreement ends. Norway is hardly seen as resource-nationalistic. Yet it should be labelled so: state ownership, high levels of oil taxes, and a world-leading fund that stabilises and diversifies the economy while funding a generous welfare system. This framework serves the people, and

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac quoted in RFI's article on Eskom titled: "Afrique du Sud: nouveau plan de sauvetage pour l’entreprise publique Eskom"
Jul 2019

"Aujourd'hui? l’État n'a que le choix de renflouer la société mais de manière insuffisante. C'est le pansement sur la plaie béante." - Claude Baissac

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac featured in Mining Weekly article on policies of African government's that perpetuate mining's boom and bust cycle
Jul 2019

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac believes that the greater concern is that African mining jurisdictions have become mired in a “macabre cycle” characterised by reactive nationalism, economic collapse, debt forgiveness and privatisation, all of which flow from the cyclical nature of mining. “History shows that mining, because of its essential cyclicality, has crests and troughs in terms of its capacity to attract investment. For example, the long commodity bear of the 80s and 90s was characterised by low commodity prices and low investment,

Eunomix study on Zambia's copper industry quoted in Financial Times article about the resurgence of resource nationalism in Zambia
Jul 2019

"According to Eunomix, Zambia and Chile produced a tenth each of the world’s copper in 1970. By 2017, Zambia’s share had fallen to 4 per cent due to the legacy of the nationalisation while Chile controlled more than a quarter of world production."

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac speaks about policy quality in SA mining policy
Jul 2019

"South Africa's minerals policy has changed the market in inefficient ways, exacerbated the impact of external factors such as volatile commodities prices and failed to meet its primary objectives"

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Upcoming events

SAIMM Conference: Revitalising exploration potential in Southern Africa
Sep 2019

Exploration is a critical component of the development and sustainability of the minerals industry. Southern Africa still has vast untapped mineral resources, yet the level of exploration is at an all-time low. The objective of this conference is to understand the barriers that exist in terms of establishing exploration activity, and to develop solutions in terms of opportunities, funding, skills, technology and policy. CLICK ON THE EVENT TITLE ABOVE

Past events

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac to present at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa's event "South Africa what?"
Aug 2019

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac to speak at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) conference on Crisis Management
Jun 2019

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac to speak at the Harare Indaba 2019
Apr 2019


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