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WearCheck moves to Westville

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory also moved to the same premises. WearCheck’s new laboratory and offices are at No. 4 The Terrace, Westway Office Park, Westville. Managing director of WearCheck, Neil …

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Zambia and Glencore at “cross purposes” over Mopani

Zambia and Swiss-based Glencore are at “cross purposes” over Mopani and ZCCM-IH aims to increase its shareholding in Mopani to 51% “or even more”, from 10% currently. This is according to Zambian Mines Minister Richard Musukwa who announced this recently. According to two sources close to the proceedings, Glencore is likely …

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Govt reportedly seeks controlling stake in Mopani

It is reported that Zambia seeks to control  Mopani Copper Mines by claiming a bigger stake in Glencore’s majority-owned company. Glencore owns 73.1%, First Quantum Minerals 16.9% and ZCCM-IH, Zambia’s mining investment arm, 10% of the operation, which was shuttered briefly earlier this year. Mines minister Richard Musukwa told press …

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Professional women forge pathways into mining

While the mining sector may lag behind many other industries in its inclusion of women, there are plenty of examples of highly skilled professional women making their mark in the technical consulting field. This is according to Vassie Maharaj, a director, partner and principal consultant in social risk management and …

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Mining-graduate’s Russian experience: The story of Clement Chingola’s dreams and aspirations

As a child, Clement used to live in Chingola, a city located near Nchanga, the country’s largest and world’s second-largest copper mine. The boy’s elder brother worked at that mine and used to mention the difficulties he was facing or what he would like to learn. Clement also visited the …

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SADC countries told to effectively promote industrialisation and improve economic growth in the region

Natural resource-based sectors, including agriculture and mining, still account for, on average, 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the southern African region (SADC). This means that SADC member states’ continued economic dependency on natural resources and unprocessed commodities hampers the realisation of the region’s market integration goals and industrialisation. …

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Chamber of Mines adamant in their position

After the Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner-General Kingsley Chanda said the Chamber of Mines should not alarm the nation by issuing false statements on Mineral Royalty Tax. The Chamber of Mines says it will stand by what it earlier stated that the Mineral Royalty Tax dropped by 12 per cent and …

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