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KCM, ZRL sign MOU on lime transportation

KONKOLA Copper Mines and Zambia Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see the railway company transporting lime from Ndola to the mine in Chingola. The MoU is expected to culminate into a long- term agreement, which would enable Zambia Railways to transport KCM’s copper anodes from Chingola …

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CEC acquires 60% shares in Nigerian energy company

A JOINT venture company where Copperbelt Energy Corporation ( CEC) has 50 per cent shareholding has acquired 60 per cent interest in the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company that supplies power to over 10 million people in Nigeria. KANN Utility Limited is a joint venture company between CEC Plc and XerXes …

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MCM invests US27m in upgrading its cobalt plant

MOPANI Copper Mines yesterday unveiled a US$27 million (KR142 million) project for upgrading its cobalt plant aimed at securing more than 300 jobs. According to a press release made available yesterday, Mopani Copper Mines chief executive officer Danny Callow stated that the project was critical to Zambia’s economy as the …

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BSI re-certifies Mopani

THE British Standards Institute (BSI) has re-certified Mopani Copper Mines for operating in compliance with the international quality management system standard. In a statement released yesterday, Mopani Copper Mines chief executive officer Danny Callow stated that the recertification followed a successful quality management system audit which took place in December …

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Zambia hikes mine licence fees to global levels

Zambia has managed to increase the cost of its mining licences in order to bring them in line with other countries, stated Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Yamfwa Mukanga. The fees for large-scale mining and change of control licences has been increased to 28 800 kwacha from 1 …

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Govt takes over Collum Mine

The government has cancelled Collum Coal Mining’s licences and immediately taken over operations of the troubled and dangerous underground mine situated in Sinazeze district. Mines minister Yamfwa Mukanga said the mine, which is a hotbed for acrimonious relationships between local labourers and their Chinese masters, would be run by ZCCMInvestment …

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Gemfields Announces Mila Kunis as Global Brand Ambassador

Gemfields, the world’s leading coloured gemstone producer, which owns 75 percent of the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama District in partnership with the government of Zambia, has announced that Mila Kunis is the company’s new brand ambassador and the face of its latest advertising campaign. A natural fit for Gemfields, …

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Optimism in copper Oxide Production

COPPER oxide production ended the year on an impressive note with one of Copperbelt’s major local miners Ground Focus Mining recording a 25 per cent mineral recovery rate. The  Ground Focus Mining managing director Jimmy Mubashi indicated the 4,500metric tones output of copper oxide the company had recorded could double …

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Gemfields Record Increases in Emerald Production

Gemfields Plc’s Emerald production rose in the second quarter which ended in December 31 2012 to 69 percent after higher grades were recorded at its Kagem Mine Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt from 3.9 million carats in 2011 to 6.6 million carats. “Emerald grade for the quarter was 288 carats per …

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Skills transfer to be enhanced – Mines Minister

The Zambian mining industry is set to the risk of being crippled if foreign companies do not enhance skills transfer and invest in local mining engineering services. Launching a mining and engineering services seco-drills workshop organised by Tranter Mining Zambia at Mindola shaft in Kitwe, Christopher Yaluma Minister of Mines …

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