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.[1]

See also


  1. [Copper mining in Zambia - history and future by J. Sikamo, A. Mwanza, and C. Mweemba]