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Mining sector’s evolution is in tandem with global demand for increased responsibility and sustainability.

The expectations and priorities of a modern-day investor in the mining sector have significantly changed in line with global demand for more responsible and sustainable extraction of mineral resources. ESG, referring to the performance of investment portfolios against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, has firmly established itself across the …

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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over the …

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We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach for SMEs to grow post COVID-19

The announcement of a prolonged shut-down across many major African countries as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 could have dramatic negative effects on the economy of the entire continent. Africa’s GDP is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for …

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FQM CALLS FOR TIME TO PRESERVE NATURE

As the mining firm commits to ensuring its operations continue so in an environmentally responsible manner First Quantum Minerals has continued to call for recognition of effective environmental management programmes for mining operations, which should strive for the protection of the ecosystem, add value to local biodiversity and safeguard Zambia’s …

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FQM’s tax payment representing 40 percent of extractive sector-zeiti report

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) paid over K7 billion in taxes and royalties to the Zambian government in 2018, representing almost 40 per cent of total payments made by the extractive industry, cementing its position as the nation’s largest taxpayer. The 2018 Zambia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (ZEITI) report published this …

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Kachiwala Sapalo: Integrating sound environmental management practices into mining

Integrating sound environmental, safety and social management practices into mining operations is a huge challenge for the industry, but Kachiwala Sapalo, the new environmental manager at First Quantum Minerals Kalumbila Minerals subsidiary, is determined to help leave a legacy of meaningful environmental and social performance at the mine, which is …

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Zambia needs fiscal regime to attract investment in mining sector, says PMRC

The Policy Monitoring and Research Center (PMRC) notes that Zambia’s mining industry has not been spared by the pandemic and says it is vital that the government put in place a fiscal regime that will attract investment vital in the post-COVID-19 era. The local think tank believes the fiscal regime …

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KCM now receiving direct power from Zesco

Senior Manager-Corporate Affairs of Zambia’s utility power company, ZESCO,Dr John Kunda has confirmed that the firm has started the supply of power to Konkola Copper Mine on negotiated commercial terms effective 1st June, 2020. By implication, this confirmation from Zesco means that the Copperbelt Energy Corporation – CEC statement released …

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New analysis software for automotive ethernet testing

PicoTechnology has released a new BroadR-Reach decoder/analyzer package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging. Locally represented by COMTEST the package includes a novel non-intrusive software directional coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on full-duplex communication lines. BroadR-Reach allows multiple in-vehicle systems to simultaneously access information over single …

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Goldfields innovation protects underground mine access

World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has fulfilled requests from mining clients and devised a unique warning system designed to prevent oversized equipment from getting stuck inside underground mining portals. Staff from RCT’s branch in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia were separately approached by two major mining clients in the Goldfields and asked …

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