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Construction of the Multi-million dollar Hydro-power stations in Kawambwa to start in March 2019

Construction of the US$770 million Kabwelume and Kundabwika hydro power stations and a transmission power line is scheduled to start in March 2019. When completed and fully operational, the two hydro power stations will generate a total of 163 megawatts (MW). The two projects, which will be undertaken by the …

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Government will not allow mine owners to lay off workers with impunity-President Lungu

President Lungu said his administration will not be intimidated by threats from mine owners. The Head of State said this at Southdown airstrip in Kalulushi district upon arrival for a two day visit to the Copperbelt province. President Lungu said the new mine tax regime, which mine owners are using …

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Close to 1,000 miners to lose jobs at Mopani

About 1, 000 miners at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) are likely to lose their jobs after the mining giant starter its voluntary retrenchment exercise. According to latest correspondence from MCM Chief Services Manager KV Chitoshi and to the people close to the Development , the company is asking employees to …

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Epiroc acquires Concept Mining

The leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries Epiroc has acquired Innovative Mining Products widely known as New Concept Mining, a South African manufacturer of rock reinforcement products for underground mining. Innovative Mining Products based in Johannesburg, South Africa, also has facilities in Peru, Zambia and …

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More Americans at African Utility Week.

Multi-award winning African Utility Week conference and exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa has obtained official U.S. Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The development paves way for a greater American participation at the 19th edition of the event scheduled for 14-16 May next year. Along with …

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China’s gold market on the rise

China has become the largest gold producer and consumer in the world in the past two decades. On the backdrop, Roland Wang, Managing Director of China for the WGC said his company aims to work with government bodies, regulators and market practitioners to ‘develop China’s gold market on a long-term, …

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Compact secondary belt cleaner on offer

Global innovator in the bulk material handling industry Martin Engineering has developed new cleaning technologies for applications where space for installation is limited. According to the company, the latest SQC2STM RM (Reduced Mini) Cleaner is a compact secondary belt cleaner allowing installation in close quarters, built with a narrow profile …

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Mining forecast remains positive amid new taxes

Fitch Solutions researchers have indicated that recent tax hike announcement by government recently are to prompt downside revision to the country’s copper production forecast. Government recently announced it will expand and increase taxes on mining companies operating in the country, as part of its 2019 budget. This comes after speculation …

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Tax hike prompts downside revision to Zambian copper production forecast

On September 28, the Zambian Ministry of Finance announced it will expand and increase taxes on mining companies operating in the country, as part of its 2019 budget. Speculation on the possibility that the mining industry would be targeted in next year’s budget had grown over the past weeks following …

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