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South African Mines Make Strides in Safety with 100% Employee Alcohol Testing

Mine safety can be significantly improved through the use of the purpose-developed Lifeloc Sentinel automatic breathe alcohol testing system.  “It is fast, accurate, cost effective and capable of performing 360 tests per hour versus traditional handheld testers which operate at a rate of about 60 persons per hour,” says Michael …

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Government wants a professional and transparent gemstone sector

Christopher Yaluma

Government seeks to re-organise the emerald and precious stone industry to ensure that the sector realizes its full potential as one of the country’s foreign exchange earner. Minister Christopher Yaluma previously noted that the auctioning of precious stones outside the country has resulted to stones being less recognised to its …

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NFCA Drags Hybrid Poultry to Court over ‘delayed Mining’

NFCA drags Hybrid Poultry to court

Chinese-owned Non-Ferrous Cooperation Africa (NFCA) Mining, located in Chambishi on the Copperbelt has dragged Hybrid Poultry Farm for allegedly making false representations that it was affected by the mining company’s on-going construction of the South East Ore Body (SEOB) project. The company argues that Hybrid Poultry Farm had allegedly made …

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Zambia’s Mineral Tax Regime

By: Kayombo Musumali. (Mining Engineer) 17th of February 2014, Zambia’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report was officially published indicating that Zambia’s mining revenue in 2011 rose 81% to US $1,360 million (ZMW 7.5 billion) compared to the 2010 figures ($750 million) representing an over 30% contribution to government revenue. …

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Kagem Mining donates US$1 million to Lufwanyama in social investment

Kagem Mining

Kagem Mining Limited, Zambia’s leading emerald miner has donated US$1 million to Lufwanyama district in Ndola rural as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Kagem Mining said the social investment of US$1 million will be used in among other ventures, upgrading of a clinic to hospital status, construction of a …

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Angola plans to start Operating Diamond cutting factory this year, says Mines minister

Angola diamond cutting

Angola plans to start operating its diamond cutting factory in March this year  to make use of the entire diamond value chain, local media has reported-citing a Government official. The Angolan Minister for Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz told local media that the new factory was part of the National …

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Australia’s Majestic Copper Resources eyes ‘Old Roan Mine’ copper slag dumps-Kambwili

Australia's Majestic Copper Resource

AUSTRALIAN owned Majestic Copper Resources Limited plan to re-develop the copper slug heap at the old Roan Mine in Luanshya on the copperbelt to detect the remaining mineral ore. Chishimba Kambwili, the Roan Member of Parliament said the mining company may re-develop the disused mine and make value out of …

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Schneider targeting Zambian energy, mining sectors

Schneider targeting Zambia

Zambia has remained an attractive investment destination for various multinational companies that have been overwhelmed by the Government’s policies coupled with politics-making the country a haven of increased direct foreign investment in Africa and beyond.  However, despite the country’s vast natural resources, the Southern African state-Africa’s leading copper producer is …

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Africa Mining Vision (AMV) what it means to Zambia

Africa Mining Vision (AMV) what it means to Zambia Author: Kayombo Musumali.  The 3rd ordinary session of the African union (AU) conference of ministers responsible for mineral resources development, took place in Maputo Mozambique from the 16th – 17th of December 2013. It was preceded by a separate meeting of …

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‘Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) Comes Home to Zambia’

The evolution of real time in industry including mining has brought with it a variety of technologies that discerning consumers need to evaluate and ensure maximum utilization of various equipment and make real returns on investment. Among the top equipment currently on the market within and outside South Africa is …

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