Resource nationalism should unite, not divide – African Business Magazine
25th January 2012

Resource nationalism has become a much-discussed topic in the mining world of late, but while the debate has created a fair amount of heat, it has done less to shed light on how businesses and governments could work together.

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Resource Nationalism: A Challenge to the Modern Mining Industry – Metal Miner
24th January 2012

A keynote speech made by Brian Menell (chief executive of Kemet Group and CEO of Tinco, a vertically integrated tin miner) at the Mines and Money Conference in London, addresses a growing issue in the mining industry – namely, resource nationalism.

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Commentary: Hide from resource nationalism at your peril – Northern Miner
19th December 2011

Brian Menell, heir to the South Africa-based Anglovaal mining fortune and a speaker of the Mines and Money conference here in December, states the obvious when he says increased government intervention in the mining industry is not generally welcome by private industry. But it is a factor the industry needs to learn how to live with, he says, because it is does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

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Tin could rise back toward $30,000/mt in 2012: BNP Paribas – Metals Week
12th December 2011

Tin could head back toward $30,000/mt in 2012 on the back of strengthening demand and sluggish supply, BNP Paribas said in a note last week.

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Miners in Africa seen at more risk if fight taxes – Reuters
8th December 2011

Mining companies risk facing ever stronger waves of nationalism in Africa if they fight off current government moves to force them to pay more taxes and reveal more information on local operations, industry consultants and some executives say.

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Mining Companies should not ignore resource nationalism trends – MineWeb
7th December 2011

While focussing specifically on Africa, Kemet CEO Brian Menell’s warning to delegates at the Mines & Money conference in London is equally valid across a much broader range of developing nations. Menell’s presentation focused on the premise that mining companies risk jeopardising their future growth if they fail to work with governments towards their mutual best interests.

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Brian Menell Keynote Speech – Mines & Money Conference
6th December 2011

Brian Menell delivered the keynote address to the Mines & Money conference in London on 6th December, 2011 on the topic of Resource Nationalism, its impact in Africa and the best way for mining companies to deal with the trend.

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Target state mining firms, says Brian Menell – Mining MX
6th December 2011

MINING executives need to develop better political skills and engage in the creation of national mining companies to counter the negative impacts of resource nationalism.

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MINES AND MONEY: Engaging is ‘key to surviving resource nationalism’ – Metals Bulletin
6th December 2011

The key to navigating the pitfalls associated with resource nationalism in resource-rich countries is to forge relationships and engage with governments and state mining companies, according to Brian Menell, founder of South African mining and industrial conglomerate Anglovaal Group.

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Menell calls for engagement in resource nationalism [Press Release]
6th December 2011

Brian Menell, chief executive of the Kemet group of companies, has recommended the mining industry embrace resource nationalism, rather than fighting it.

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Brian Menell warns companies on risks of ignoring resource nationalism trends [Press Release]
6th December 2011

Mining companies risk jeopardising their future growth in Africa if they fail to work with governments towards their mutual best interests, Brian Menell warned delegates at today’s Mines & Money conference in London.

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Supply-constrained tin a compelling market story – Menell – Mining Weekly
18th October 2011

With supply constrained and demand robust, tin is currently a compelling market story, says Tinco CEO Brian Menell. The unlisted Tinco has five producing mines in the Rutongo concession area of Rwanda, Central Africa.

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Africa’s New Resource Nationalism [Press Release]
5th April 2011

At The Times’ Africa CEO Summit on Tuesday 22 March 2011, Brian Menell, Chairman of Kemet Global Ltd., presented to the Natural Resources Session his views on the challenges posed by the increase in “resource nationalism” which is building momentum across the African continent.

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Japanese Are Turning To African Resources – Brian Menell [Press Release]
17 December 2010

There are the first signs of a growing interest on the part of both Japanese institutional and private investors in finding the right channels to increase exposure to African natural resources, says Brian Menell, CEO of Kemet Global Ltd and former executive director at Anglovaal Mining.

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Super Rich Turn To Diamonds As Growth Outlook Sparkles [Press Release]
15 December 2010

Unprecedented record prices for blue diamonds and important white stones at international auction houses are only the tip of the iceberg in the growing trend among the world’s super rich to buy large diamonds as safe and high growth investments.

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Cape Times
8 April 2010

America’s 50 most generous people gave $4.1 billion (R29.8bn) less to charity last year as recession knocked the business of giving. The slowdown in philanthropic donations has hit South Africa’s non-profit sector as some foreign funding sources have dried up.

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Will integration spur dam construction?
1 October 2008

Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda all rely heavily on hydro schemes and have suffered during droughts. However, regional power integration is likely to spur the construction of further dam projects. Where will they be sited and how will the regional generation mix change?

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Pouncing on new energy deals
M&A Deals
21 July 2008

Flying across the Rufiji River, and a landscape of borassus palms and tamarind trees, it’s hard to imagine what the dam at Stiegler’s Gorge in southern Tanzania will look like once it has finally been built. The hydro-electric scheme – which was designed, and its feasibility studied, almost two decades ago – is purely a project of vision.

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Ronaldo and Figo score their biggest goal
IOL News
17 June 2005

Football idols Ronaldo and Luis Figo of Real Madrid met Nelson Mandela at his home in Cape Town on Thursday and promised to tell the world about South Africa. Brazilian international Ronaldo and Portugal’s Figo are in the city as guests of businessman Tokyo Sexwale to promote the new A1 Grand Prix, “the world cup of motor sports”, according to Tony Texeira, chief executive of the A1 Grand Prix.

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A1 Grand Prix: SA car unveiled
South Africa Info
11 November 2004

South African motorsport entered a new era this month with the launch of the A1 Grand Prix South African team. President Thabo Mbeki attended the launch and first track test at the Kyalami race track in Johannesburg on 1 November, unveiling the new car in its South African livery.

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Kumba and Avmin
AngloAmercian
12 March 2001

Anglo American plc acquires strategic holdings in Kumba and Avmin
Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) is pleased to announce the acquisition, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals, of significant shareholdings in Kumba Resources Limited (“Kumba”) and Anglovaal Mining Limited (“Avmin”) which will:

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Significant new investment in Anglovaal Mining Limited
African rainbow Minerals
12 October 2000

Rick Menell and Brian Menell, and their new partners, are of the firm opinion that substantial additional value can be unlocked through the exercise of sustainable control.

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Clive S. Menell, 65, Mining Executive In South Africa
The New York Times
25 July 1996

Clive S. Menell, the deputy chairman of Anglovaal Ltd., a South African mining conglomerate, died yesterday at the age of 65. The cause of death was cancer, said Paul Theron, a spokesman for Anglovaal.

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