Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) announced that the Mozambique Government has granted a 25-year mining license for the Balama Project, covering both graphite and vanadium. Construction will commence after the wet season ends in April 2014.
As quoted in the press release:
The Mining Licence application wa submitted on July 8, 2013 and the licence granted in about 5 months. There are very few jurisdictions around the world that can boast a Mining Licence being granted so efficiently from time of application.