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Bangweulu Power plant

The President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu commissioned the first ever large scale solar plant in Zambia. The 54 Megawatts Bangweulu Solar power plant located in South of Lusaka was constructed a a cost of US$56 million. The Bangweulu solar power plant currently has 453, 000 solar …

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Industry Services

De Beers Group Industry Services’ four diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results. Project ASSURE is a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers, with input provided by other participants in the diamond industry and gemmological laboratories, …

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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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Power generation reduce at Kariba

The decreasing water levels at Kariba Dam has decrease plunged electricity generation for both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the local utility company has announced. The two countries’ joint technical committee report issued has indicated the levels of water dropping to 43 percent of the dams’ capacity. Henry Kapata, Zambia Electricity Supply …

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SEW-EURODRIVE providing clients with complete solutions

SEW-EURODRIVE is celebrating driving complete conveyor requirements at Greenfield coal mine in South Africa’s Mpumalanga coalfields region. The project entails a massive 27-unit order that was assembled at the OEM’s Nelspruit facility, and transported directly to site early this year. Though the order consisted of a complete drive package in …

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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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KSB expands its aftermarket services

KSB Pumps and Valves is intensifying its focus on aftermarket services that add value to customer operations far beyond the supply and maintenance of its own products. According to the company plans are to extend its services and engineering expertise to include maintenance of entire systems, reverse engineering of rotating …

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Botswana unlocks its coal mining potential

Botswana’s mining industry is set to benefit from the continuing uncertainty around the Mining Charter in South Africa, local asset management firm Kgori Capital said. Tshegofatso Tlhong, Portfolio Manager at Kgori Capital said South Africa’s Mining Charter is curtailing investment for the country and could catapult mining in Botswana. “International …

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