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Mantashe, Dixon attends PDAC

Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources of the Republic of South Africa and Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, Head of Minerals Unit at African Union Commission are expected to promote Africa at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is a global premier event for the minerals and mining industry …

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Ramaphosa, Akufo-Addo address historic Mining Indaba

Two major African mining economies’ presidents addressed the Investing in African Mining Indaba in South Africa, this year. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana shared their thoughts with audience of government representatives, investors, mining companies, the media, NGOs and others. “This Indaba offers us a valuable …

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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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Global zinc market to grow

GlobalData’s latest report has forecast that between 2019 and 2022, global zinc supply is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 percent, to 15.7Mt  in 2022. Simultaneously, the gap between demand and supply is expected to narrow and eventually the market will move into a …

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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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Botswana’s Coal in preparations for trade in March

The Masama Coal Mine which is Botswana’s first privately owned coal mine is scheduled to produce its first profitable coal in March. According to reports in the media, the Minergy Chief Executive of the company overseeing the project, Andre Boje alleged that the mine aims to produce 1.2 million tonnes …

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Ramaphosa, Akufo-Addo billed to speak at Mining Indaba

President Cyril Ramaphosa is billed to speak at Mining Indaba 2019, slated for beginning of next month. Organisers of the annual mining jamboree said President Ramaphosa is set to bring his investment agenda to the landmark 25th Anniversary Indaba. As one of the driving forces behind South Africa’s historic economic …

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Orinoco Gold, AngloGold Ashanti starts work in Brazil

Orinoco Gold has announced that it has just started working with AngloGold Ashanti on establishing an in-country joint venture entity in Brazil. This comes both companies confirmed the original terms of an earn-in agreement signed back in 2017. According to a statement from the companies, the undertaking should be completed …

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BME’s Africa offerings focus on Mining Indaba

South Africa-based explosives leader BME has announced plans to showcase its African presence, expertise and technology at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba slated for next month in Cape Town. The company plans to highlight its strengthened presence in West Africa, which is poised to become one of the …

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