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Growing Focus on Social Transitioning in Mine Closure

Social transitioning is a vital aspect of mine closure that can no longer be ignored. This was the clear message from the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure in Perth earlier last month. SRK is an independent, global network of consulting practices in over 45 countries on six continents. Its …

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FS Musonda Trading appointed as Powermite agent in Zambia

Electrical crane materials and flexible cables supplier Powermite has appointed FS Musonda Trading, in Kitwe, the Zambian agent for its materials handling product offering. It is important to have a local representative in the country looking after South Africa-based Powermite’s interests, Powermite director Donovan Marks said recently. “We are regularly looking for …

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Bell Equipment benefits from after sales market

Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment’s Zambian operation is benefiting from good demand for after-sales support amid the country’s tough economic conditions. “We have had success with our ReMan re-power programme through which complete rebuilds of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are undertaken to provide a second life for equipment at reasonable …

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Zambia in eye of self-imposed economic storm

Zambia’s growth is projected to slow to 2% this year, reflecting a decline in mining sector activity, owing to policy uncertainty and the ongoing drought’s impact on the production capacity of the country’s hydropower plants, according to a press release published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last month. International …

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Anglo American faces lawsuit for poisoning Zambia’s Kabwe town

Anglo American is facing a huge class lawsuit for its past corporate practices over lead poisoning in Zambia’s Kabwe town. Johannesburg-based attorneys Mbuyisa Moleele and London based human rights law firm Leigh Day are preparing the case and an application to certify a class action will be filed in Johannesburg …

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