Matero Reforms of 1969
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In 1969, the Matero reforms were announced,which gave the government 51% ownership of the mines, managed under Mining Development Corporation (MINDECO). Thus began the era of mining nationalization, which was completely effected by 1973.
- [http://www.scielo.org.za/pdf/jsaimm/v116n6/03.pdf Copper mining in Zambia - history and future by J. Sikamo, A. Mwanza, and C. Mweemba]