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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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Competition in African gas sector heightens

Slow development of gas economy in South Africa may push investors into other investment addresses. Wayne Lindecke, engineering consultant WSP power generation director said developers may focus their attention on other parts of Africa or other parts of the world where similar opportunities exist if South Africa does not speed …

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Intrepid, Weatherly set to conclude Kitumba sale

Australian company Weatherly has announced that its intentions to acquire Kitumba copper project is being held by the vendor, Intrepid Mines Limited. According to the company one of the items to be resolved ahead of the deal expected to be sealed in February is the shareholder approval which is one of …

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New JV to develop small-scale hydropower projects

The New Africa Power joint venture (JV) plans to develop a 65 MW portfolio of small-scale, run-of-the-river hydropower projects in Zambia. The JV, established by Nairobi-based energy holding company responsAbility Renewable Energy, international finance institution Norfund and investment company Vineyard, has committed $4.6-million for the feasibility phase of the development, …

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Tektronix brings productivity boosting in-depth analysis solutions

Tektronix has announced the release of new options for the 5 SERIES MSO mixed signal oscilloscope including a power analysis solution, Automotive Ethernet testing solution, and serial trigger and decode solutions for the aerospace and automotive markets. These new solutions take full advantage of key 5 Series MSO innovations including …

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AFR ready to plug ZESCO power deficit

Focused on the development of multiple integrated power projects in Botswana to meet the increasing demand for power in the southern African region – African Energy Resources (AFR) has set eyes on Zambia. AFR said the fast growing electricity demand from all sectors; residential commercial and industrial users should prop …

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Engage more frequently, miners told

Electra Mining Africa has called for more dialogue for stakeholders in the mining industry despite economic challenges the sector face. “Although the mining industry is up against tough challenges and general industry remains under tight economic pressure, there is still a need for trade exhibitions and face-to-face interaction with clients,” …

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Zambia looks up to Chile mining model

Zambian Chamber of Mines (ZCM) believes the country’s mining sector can learn from Chile, the world’s biggest copper producer. The chamber said Chile and Zambia produced roughly the same amount of copper in 1970, which was about 680 000 t/y. However, currently, Chile produces 5.6-million tons of copper – about …

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Zambia’s mining sector sets standard for peers

South Africa has been urged to benchmark from countries like Zambia to attract investment and miners. Peter Major, Cadiz Corporate Solutions speaking recently at the Hogan Lovells Africa Forum recently called for mining policy change. “South African mining has gone from having the most advanced, efficient mines on the planet …

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Kagem welcomes Ethiopian government officials to Zambia

Kagem emerald mine has opened its doors to top Ethiopian Mining officials for a fact-finding mission to Zambia to enable them get a better picture of how they might promote the development of Ethiopia’s emerging gemstone mining sector. The economic impact of emerald mining in Zambia was a particular highlight …

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