This month’s report includes details of London-listed Weatherly International’s flagship Tschudi opencut copper project, in Namibia, which is likely to cost 10% less than was stated in the 2012 bankable feasibility study; a new investment law, promulgated by the Egyptian government, which may lead to the dismissal of an administrative court ruling declaring gold producer Centamin’s right to operate the Sukari mine invalid; and South Africa’s platinum sector strike.

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