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Burkina Faso benefits from Nordgold

Accorded as one of the country’s largest gold producer and a major economic contributor and especially to local communities, Nordgold has expanded its investment in Burkina Faso. Nordgold currently runs three mines in the country of which over 360 thousand ounces of gold is produced all together or approximately 40 …

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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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Amid uncertainties African mining shows steady progress

Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check as well as increased regulatory challenges across the continent generally, the mining team at Standard Bank anticipates that 2019 will see miners continue to cautiously pursue emerging pockets of opportunity across the continent. Over the last 18 months, the focus in …

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Zambia to implement Copper Import tax

Government has plans to forge ahead with implementation of the five percent copper import duty. Richard Musukwa, mining minister said new taxes were ‘well-thought-out and logically calculated with the inputs of stakeholders, even the mining companies’ at the sidelines of the 2019 Mining Indaba. The Mines Minister emphasized that Zambia …

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Vendata Zambia assures progress and job security

Vendata’s Zambian unit is among the list of mining companies to have negated plans of laying off workers due to the recently introduced tax regime by the Zambian government. According to reports in the media, Vendata will proceed with the intended expansion procedures despite increased mining royalties presented by Africa’s …

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Manganese mine license revoked

Following the recent mine incident involving three juveniles buried alive in the Manganese mine in Samya, the Zambian government has withdrawn the mining license from the owners. The Zambia Algamented Mineral group owners are both of a South African and Zambian nationality. Mines Minister Richard Musukwa announced that both will …

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Mopani Ltd applauded for Job conservancy-EAZ

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has applauded Mopani Copper Mine Ltd for not laying off any mine workers prior to the newly introduced mining tax regime. EAZ acclaimed Mopani for the mature step taken to engage in a beneficial dialogue with government as a show of its commitment to …

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New investor for Kitumba copper project

Australian company Weatherly has entered into a binding agreement to purchase 100% of the Kitumba copper project. The AU$ 4.75 million deal is subject to certain conditions precedent including intrepid shareholder approval and any regulatory approvals required in Zambia and Australia. Kitumba copper development project hosts a JORC-compliant measured and indicated resource of 24.9Mt at a copper …

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Vedanta Resources invest more at Konkola

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has announced intentions to set up a new copper smelter, cobalt refinery and other infrastructure. The projects are to be financed through the $1 billion investment programme announced earlier this year. In March Vedanta announced the $1 billion investment after a meeting between its Chairman Anil …

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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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