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Zambian project achieves one-million lost-time injury free work hours

Mining and exploration company Group R Mining & Exploration Zambia achieved one-million work hours without a lost-time injury (LTI) at its Synclinorium shaft expansion projectfor its owner, Zambian-registered copper miner Mopani Copper Mines. Group R is the operating partner of Mauritius-based private capital and corporate advisory company Africa One Holdings …

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Diversifying Zambia’s Copperbelt economy with post-copper era in mind

Most developing countries that are rich in natural resources and are dependent on such resources have generally experienced poor economic performance. A strategy that has been useful in improving the economic performance of such economies is economic diversification. However, employing successful economic diversification strategies has been a challenge for many …

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Universal Mining invests K70bn in iron ore plant

  Universal Mining and Chemical Industries Limited is investing K70 billion into mining iron ore west of Kafue, says Dr Julius Kaoma. In a recent interview, Dr Kaoma, who is UMCIL Kafue Steel Plant executive technical director, said the mine would help reduce importation of steel into Zambia. In the same …

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Mining is not a short-term venture – ZCM

Zambia Chamber of Mines president Nathan Chishimba says the mining industry has no major concerns going into next month’s elections because there is an understanding among all political parties that mining is not a short-term venture. There have been concerns by some political and economic commentators that after the elections, …

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Zambia cuts trade deficit by 92% as Copper exports swell

Zambia cut its trade deficit by 92%, a move that is expected to shore up the country’s economic outlook of sustained. The copper rich country recorded a trade deficit in May 2016 valued at K 65.2 Million, representing a 91.5 percent drop in the trade deficit from K765.3 Million recorded …

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BMR secures letter of intent for offtake from Kabwe project

Aim-listed BMR said it had been approached for an offtake agreement for agricultural-grade zinc sulphate heptahydrate (ZSH) and lead sponge from its Kabwe project, in Zambia. The mineral processing group secured Zambia Environmental Management Agency approval for the environmental- and social-impact assessment for its tailings retreatment process and the construction …

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Contract mining offers edge in depressed market

There is a direct correlation between the market size of contract mining and the commodities cycle/prices and investment patterns in capital projects Historically, mining was a highly protected industry and had a low propensity for outsourcing, but more operations are being outsourced across Africa, says global consultant and adviser Deloitte. …

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Gemfields successfully auctions Zambian-mined rough emerald

AIM-listed Gemfields has successfully auctioned its lower quality rough emerald extracted by its 75%-owned Kagem mine in Zambia for US$14.3 million. Of the 3.67 million carats offered for sale, 2.78 million carats, or 76%, were sold at the auction, which took place in Jaipur, India, between 17 and 20 May. …

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Anglo diamond, copper, coal, manganese alloy, niobium outputs fall

Diversified mining company Anglo American has produced less diamond, copper, coal, manganese alloy and niobium in the three months to March 31. Diamond production fell by 10%, copper production by 19%, export thermal coal by 13%, export metallurgical coal by 9%, Eskom coal by 8% and niobium by 13%. Refined …

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