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KAGEM PREDICTS RISE IN EMERALDS DEMAND

  KAGEM Mining has predicted an increase in the demand for Zambian coloured gemstone in the world. Gemfields and Kagem chief executive officer Sean Gilbertson said responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones was receiving increased attention. “Coloured gemstones were progressively becoming more valuable to consumers on the international market compared to …

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Zambia’s mining tax regime ranked highest-FQM

The First Quantum Minerals (FQM) Head of Government Affairs, John Gladstone made mention that Zambia’s current tax regime for the mining sector is unappealing to potential investors more especially when placed along fellow copper mining countries globally. Among the copper mining countries include Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo and …

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FQM’s tax contribution report for 2018

A report availed to the media has indicated the percentage of tax contributions by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in the year ended. The just published 2018 Tax Transparency and Contributions to Government Report for First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has revealed that the mine paid more than US$533 million (K5.6 billion) …

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Vedanta’s licence scrapping was quickened – Minority shareholders

The Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) minority shareholders aired out that the step to cancel Vedanta Resources mining license was conducted in a hurry as the latter currently has no capacity to run the mines. In accordance to a statement availed to the media, Thierry Charles who spoke on …

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DRC subcontractors at the heart of ARSP

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) subcontracting regulator known as the ARSP will soon to be launching a campaign for subcontracting activities. According to a statement by the Director General Ahmed Kalej Nkand, the campaign is aimed at recognizing all companies intending on participating in subcontracting activities before licensing them …

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Vedanta oppose winding up

Vedanta Resources is strongly opposing appointment of the provisional liquidator and winding up of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The company said neither KCM nor Vedanta Resources was notified of the application and accordingly neither had an opportunity to participate in the hearing. Last week, ZCCM Investments Holdings (ZCCM-IH), a state-owned …

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Professionalism required for KCM liquidation-EAZ

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) president, Lubinda Habazooka said that placing Konkola Copper Mines on temporal liquidation is required following the conditions at mining giant. While EAZ endorsed the move, Dr Habazooka made mention to the media that an appeal to the team entrusted with the liquidation process has …

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Limited resources cause two shafts to close early-Mopani

Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) has announced plans of closing the Mindola North and Central Shafts, earlier than indicated due to limited resources for operational undertakings. The mine run by Glencore, announced last week that it was shutting down the two shafts whose economic life had come to an end. “As …

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