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13th Intermodal Africa 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka, Zambia Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015 Intermodal Africa continues to be the biggest annual Container Ports and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference in Africa – now in its 13th successful edition! The 13th Intermodal Africa 2015 Exhibition and Conference will take place for the …

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SA’s mining industry sees steep decline in financial performance impacted by a slump in commodity prices and increased cost pressures

SA’s mining industry sees steep decline in financial performance impacted by a slump in commodity prices and increased cost pressures The 2015 financial year has proved to be extremely challenging for South Africa’s mining industry. Local cost pressures, labour action, and a continuing downswing in commodity prices have resulted in …

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Denison has commenced exploration in Siavonga

A CANADIAN firm, Denison Energy Corporation, has started pursuing uranium exploration at the Muntanga Mine in Siavonga District. The company is a result of a merger between Fission Uranium and Denison Mines in July this year to create a US$900 million exploration and development company which would combine top uranium …

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Kagem emerald mine still strong for next 25years

The world’s single largest producing emerald mine – Kagem in Lufwanyama District – looks set to continue benefitting Zambia for the next 25 years, according to an in-depth technical study of its prospects by independent experts. The estimated reserves at the mine reinforce the company’s potential long-term commitment to Zambia …

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Copper at $5,000 per tonne not a disaster, says Kaberuka

DR Donald Kaberuka says Zambia and other African governments must fix economic policies that are leading to massive job losses in the mines. And Dr Kaberuka, the immediate past president of the African Development Bank, says copper prices at $5,000 per tonne is not a disaster that can lead to …

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Copper, Glencore send Zambian kwacha into freefall

Zambia’s kwacha went into freefall on Monday, hit by a worsening outlook for key export copper as the metal’s price hit a one-month low, amid fears that mining giant Glencore might further rein in its extensive operations in the country. The currency fell more than 17%, its biggest one-day fall …

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ZAMBIA’S METAL EXPORTS INCREASE

THE value of Zambia’s metal exports increased to K3, 967.3 million in August 2015 from K3, 625.7 million in July 2014. The overall contribution of metals and their products to the total export earnings in August and July 2015 averaged 75.1 per cent. Central Statistics Office (CSO) director John Kalumbi …

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Intrepid accelerates exploration at Zambia target

Minerals explorer Intrepid Mines has mobilised a fourth diamond drill rig to the high-priority Kakozhi satellite target, in Zambia, accelerating a drilling programme aimed at better defining the potential of the prospective Mumbwa copper project. Drilling at Kakozhi had previously focused on testing a coincident soil geochemical and airborne gravity …

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Zambia’s electricity deficit rises to 985MW – Energy Minister

Zambia’s electricity deficit has risen to 985 MW in September from 560 MW in March as water levels in reservoirs at its hydropower station fall due to drought, its energy minister said on Tuesday. In a statement to parliament, energy Minister Christopher Yaluma said the government was taking short and …

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Mopani Mine plans to cut more than 3,800 jobs

Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) has notified the government that it plans to lay off more than 3 800 workers due to lower metal prices and high production costs, government sources said. An electricity shortage in the southern African nation and weaker copper prices have put pressure on its mining industry, …

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