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Summary: Malawi

The Malawian Minerals and Mining Act of 1981 regulates all aspects of the prospecting, exploration and exploitation of solid minerals in Malawi. The law is not available on any official website of the government. The official version of the primary law is in English and there are no official translations of this law into other languages. The government regulating entity is the Ministry of Mining (http://mininginmalawi.com/tag/ministry-of-mining/). The country’s mining contracts are not available at resourcecontracts.org.

Last updated 12 May 2019


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An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to companies, and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto


An Act to make provision with regard to land in Malawi and for 25 of 1965 Matters incidental thereto 50 of 1965


An Act to make provision with respect to searching for and producing petroleum, and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto