FOR some time now, we have been told that the best way our government can succeed in turning around our country’s economy is by increasing mineral production from the current 850,000 tonnes per year in copper to about three million tonnes. This is expected to have a positive spiral effect on job creation and business opportunities in the mining sector. To achieve this, we have been told, we need to unlock the mining assets. To unlock the assets, we have been told, we need to take legal disputes out of court. First of all, shall we just agree that there is no such thing as resolving a dispute by taking it out of court. Taking a matter out of court…...

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