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Sentinel Mine launches waste management handbook

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has issued guidelines aligning its mining operations and surrounding communities with government’s clean and healthy campaign. Kalumbila Minerals the mining company’s subsidiary which operates the Sentinel Mine in North-Western Province, has launched a Waste Management Handbook to improve environmental management awareness. The handbook aims to facilitate …

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Entries for Sanlam 2019 Financial Journalism Awards are now open

Sanlam Group has announced that the group is now accepting entries for their annual Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Awards. The awards, running successfully for the 45th consecutive year, recognise the best financial reporting by reporters based in Africa, publishing or broadcasting commendable journalism on the continent. According to …

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UK-AFRICA SUMMIT: Britain makes a small first step towards green technology

Climate campaigners have described the announcement by the British government to suspend financial support for thermal coal as a “small first step.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at the inaugural UK-Africa summit that the government will suspend financial support for thermal coal as part of efforts to present …

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President Lungu gives ear to Argawal over KCM

President Edgar Lungu recently met Vedanta Chairman Anil Argawal at the request of the investor regarding the ongoing liquidation process of Konkola Copper Mine.   During the meeting, Argawal stated his desire to continue running the mine, pay debt owed to contractors and suppliers. Vedanta Chairman further added that he …

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Zambia’s most export July sales Copper Anode-CSO

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) monthly bulletin report for July has indicated that 76.8 per cent of Zambia’s major export sales in June resulted from intermediate goods such as Copper anodes and cathodes. In accordance to the same report, 23.2 per cent of the nation’s total exports resulted from consumer …

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Foreign currency payment-miners exempted in Zim

The mining firms have been permitted to pay their utility bills in foreign currency though it is just weeks after the government outlawed foreign currency as legal tender and officially reintroduced the Zimbabwean dollar a decade after it was wiped out by hyperinflation.   Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development minister …

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KAGEM PREDICTS RISE IN EMERALDS DEMAND

  KAGEM Mining has predicted an increase in the demand for Zambian coloured gemstone in the world. Gemfields and Kagem chief executive officer Sean Gilbertson said responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones was receiving increased attention. “Coloured gemstones were progressively becoming more valuable to consumers on the international market compared to …

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Zambia’s mining tax regime ranked highest-FQM

The First Quantum Minerals (FQM) Head of Government Affairs, John Gladstone made mention that Zambia’s current tax regime for the mining sector is unappealing to potential investors more especially when placed along fellow copper mining countries globally. Among the copper mining countries include Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo and …

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FQM’s tax contribution report for 2018

A report availed to the media has indicated the percentage of tax contributions by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in the year ended. The just published 2018 Tax Transparency and Contributions to Government Report for First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has revealed that the mine paid more than US$533 million (K5.6 billion) …

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DRC subcontractors at the heart of ARSP

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) subcontracting regulator known as the ARSP will soon to be launching a campaign for subcontracting activities. According to a statement by the Director General Ahmed Kalej Nkand, the campaign is aimed at recognizing all companies intending on participating in subcontracting activities before licensing them …

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