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FQM offer corporate support to Kalumbila district

Mining Company First Quantum Minerals has declared that they are firm believers in quality education and adult literacy to show this they have donated 6,600 text books worth K117, 480 to the Ministry of General Education The aim by the Miner is to be part of the drive to improve …

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STAR ZINC PROJECT GETS A LIFELINE AS SPONSOR RAISES US$600K

Galileo Resources hopes to use its funds raised through a share placing to begin mining its Star Zinc project in mid-2020, as well as commencing an exploration study at its other Zambian location, Kashitu The United Kingdom based miner has raised £500 000 through the placing of 100-million new shares …

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Mopani’s “Optimisation Programme” a disadvantage to locals

Mopani Copper Mine’s contractor optimization programme requires thorough assessment in order to safeguard local contractors. During a meeting in Lusaka with Mopani Copper Mines management when called on at his office, the Mines Minister Richard Musukwa made mention that the suspension of the new procurement method at Mopani still remains …

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Lumwana Copper Mine Courts Chinese Interest

Chinese mining companies are reportedly among those that have been invited to make bids for the troubled Zambian mine, Lumwana Copper Mine, despite its owners pouring cold water on the sale claims. The mine which is owned by Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s second largest bullion miner, has been under …

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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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NFCA Africa Mining Selects MAXAM as Blasting Solutions Supplier

MAXAM, a global technology company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, has been selected by NFCA Africa Mining Plc as its blasting solutions supplier for the underground copper mine that the company operates in Chambishi, Zambia. The contract has been granted following a trial period …

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Sales Tax scraped off- Gov

During the 2019 National Budget, Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu made mention that Sales Tax would not be implemented yet Value Added Tax (VAT) would be maintained. During the budget speech, the Minister noted that government wanted to do away with VAT due to many leakages in the collection process. “Government has …

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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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