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Power generation reduce at Kariba

The decreasing water levels at Kariba Dam has decrease plunged electricity generation for both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the local utility company has announced. The two countries’ joint technical committee report issued has indicated the levels of water dropping to 43 percent of the dams’ capacity. Henry Kapata, Zambia Electricity Supply …

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Activist reports damaging to FQM

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has allayed reports by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that appear to be ‘calculated to destabilise the trust built up with local people’. The company said the poorly researched reports fuel unrest, distort the views of the majority of local people, and give a disproportionate profile to a …

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FQM’s bid highly discouraged by MUZ

The Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has sternly advised the government against forging ahead with the offer by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to purchase the shares that are held by government through ZCCM IH. Speaking to the media recently on the Copperbelt province in Zambia, Joseph Chewe, the MUZ president …

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ZEMA dispels water pollution rumours

Pollution of the natural environment is generally viewed as an inherent consequence of the complexity of large-scale commercial mining, which often negatively affects communities when harmful emissions find their way into the environment. To minimise the negative impact on the environment, First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mining has established a pioneering …

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Stanbic sends high-profile delegation to Indaba

As part of efforts to signal its commitment to back the mining sector, Stanbic bank is sending a high profile delegation to the upcoming Mining Indaba. “Mining matters to the people of Zambia. It is the country’s largest exporter, its largest taxpayer and largest private sector employer,” said Leina Gabaraane, …

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Renewables & Energy efficiency news

Despite concerns that intermittent renewables such as solar and wind could affect the reliability of power supply, mining companies are adopting wind and solar to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines. In various microgrid applications, renewables combined with diesel, HFO, or gas are proving their worth in isolated …

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Epiroc acquires Concept Mining

The leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries Epiroc has acquired Innovative Mining Products widely known as New Concept Mining, a South African manufacturer of rock reinforcement products for underground mining. Innovative Mining Products based in Johannesburg, South Africa, also has facilities in Peru, Zambia and …

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Konecranes mobile workshop now on offer

CXT Explore is one of the most innovative products to come from Konecranes recently. According to the company, the product is a combination of a 6.3T mobile overhead crane, travelling on a gantry, supported by two sturdy containers which make for fully equipped workshop that can literally be set up …

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Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses in the local market

ELB Equipment has relaunched an exciting range of equipment including skidsteers, articulated loaders and BHL’s from one of the world’s leading compact equipment manufacturers. American-made Gehl machines are a well-known brand across the globe where the brand is known for its compact machines that deliver powerful performance in a rugged …

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