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How nuclear technology contributes to society

QUESTION: Zambia has for a long time sought to substantially grow its manufacturing industry. What role can nuclear science play in helping to develop this sector? ANSWER: Global experience has demonstrated that the development of nuclear technology has contributed to substantial technical progress in numerous social and economic fields. The …

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Demag’s double v-girder revolutionise cranes game

Global player in the crane industry Demag has developed a new Double V-Girder crane which is capable of a 50T lifting capacity – four times that of the Single Girder. According to the company, the double-girder overhead travelling cranes offer exceptional load capacity for a low deadweight. In addition the …

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Miners urged to think pipe-work infrastructure sustainability

Polypipe, the UK’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of plastic piping systems has urged miners to have thorough pipe-work infrastructure in place to drive sustainability forward and preserve the environment. This comes at the backdrop that by 2030, water demand is expected to exceed supply in Africa by 17 percent, …

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Increasing mining services key to Africa

Southern African Development Community (SADC) believes increasing the demand for mining goods and services is necessary to grow the industry in Africa Seth Akweshie, Industrialisation Adviser for SADC made the announcement recently at the Cross-Border Mining Services Indaba, in Johannesburg citing that most inland developments in Africa have been established …

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Exceptional separation efficiency for optimized performance

Automation, data mining and new technologies promise to maximize production output, reduce operating costs, and increase sustainability over the next few years. In responding to these diverse needs, Metso has introduced the new MHC™ Series Hydrocyclone which provides a wide range of grinding circuit classification duties, ensuring maximum uptime and …

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KZN eager to cement bilateral trade with Zambia

South Arica’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has set its eyes on Zambia as a potential investment area. Next month Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), KZN investment promotion arm will welcome 12 companies from the province to explore business opportunities in Zambia. “KZN companies are eager to meet with their Zambian counterparts who …

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TAZARA to hire 5 mainline locomotives

In an order to boost haulage capacity to meet the huge demand anticipated by the new Railway (Transportation of Heavy Goods) Regulation that was recently passed by the Zambian Minister of Transport, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has dispatched an engineer to South Africa to conduct a due diligence on …

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Zambia keen to use Lobito Corridor

In recent remarks to the press, Zambia’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba, acknowledged the work being carried out by the Angolan Government in the field of infrastructure construction for the transport sector. He also stressed what he had witnessed was a good example for other African countries to …

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Africa’s mining sector rebounds from uncertainties

With commodity prices improving and the mining industry moving towards positive growth, indications are that participants at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018 will experience the “return of investor appetite” first-hand, says Mining Indaba Managing Director Alex Grose. This renewed investor interest suggests that the African mining sector is …

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Cement plant compensate displaced families

ZCCM Investment Holdings has announced plans to build 47 houses for displaced people in Masati district on the Copperbelt. The Group is expected to spend K 108, 000 on each households displaced to pave way for the factory area. the development comes as, ZCCM-IH is constructing a US$600 million dollar …

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