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NCC wants more road contracts for locals

NATIONAL Council for Construction executive director Charles Mushota says the government should this year award more contracts to local contractors in the road sector to help salvage the falling kwacha. And Mushota says the National Council for Construction (NCC) has this year put aside K8 million for 21 training programmes …

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TIZ bemoans false CSO copper reporting

TRANSPARENCY International Zambia says the false reporting of copper exports by the Central Statistical Office is an indictment on the competence and capacity of the institution. Last week during the signing of an MoU on a new Mineral Value Chain Monitoring Framework with six government ministries, Norwegian Ambassador to Zambia …

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How to attract investment at the 2015 Mining Indaba

Despite the challenges of continued decline in commodity prices and the lack of return on investment, there remains a great opportunity on the continent for mining to grow, professional services firm KPMG South Africa CEO Moses Skosana said recently. Sharing his insights ahead of the 2015 Investing in African Mining …

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Zambia eager to resolve new mine tax row

By Hicks Sikazwe Zambia is committed to see that mine companies operating in the country make profit while jobs are fully protected, President Lungu has said. The president, in a clear intervention of the current row over the new open pit mining tax and unpaid VAT refunds, has directed the …

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Johan- Ernst Linström is new Airgas Sales boss

Johan-Ernst Linström has been appointed   Airgas Sales Manager   with effect from January 28, 2015. He assumes sales responsibilities at the firm, a Sub-Saharan subsidiary of German-based Aerzener Maschinenfabrik (Aerzen) – one of the world’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of roots blowers, turbo blowers, screw compressors, rotary lobe …

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Mabiza Resources appoints Matthew Banda as GM

Mabiza Resources Limited(MRL) which operates Munali Nickel Mine has appointed Mr. Matthew Banda as General Manager of the company. This comes after Consolidated Nickel Mines Plc (CNM) the holding company partnered with Jinchuan to restart mining operations at the nickel mine, located 75 km south of Lusaka in Mazabuka, Southern …

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African Mining Indaba woos notable visionaries

The 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba scheduled for February 9 – 12 in Cape Town South Africa will feature an array of globally recognised economic visionaries, mining thought leaders and some of Africa’s largest deal-makers. About 7000 delegates from more than 110 countries will attend the Indaba and listen …

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Miners’ jobs safe, says Scott

By Potipher Tembo THE Zambian government has reiterated that no mine will easily close down and result in job losses for miners. Faced with various challenges, many mines in the country have been threatening to cut down on the workforce for them to continue operating profitably. Some of the mining …

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Zambia opens talks with mining companies

The Zambian Government has opened talks with mining companies over the controversial mineral royalty tax, on the eve of the Barrick Gold Corporation embarking on the process to suspend operations at Lumwana mine in Solwezi. However, acting president Guy Scott has maintained Zambia will not be intimidated by some mining …

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ZCI offers an additional loan facility pact

African Copper Plc’s ZCI Limited, has entered into an additional loan facility of $2.5 million to be provided to its subsidiary, Copperbelt Development Foundation (CDF), according to African Mining.com ZCI entered into the additional agreement to provide CDF with further working capital for the Mowana Mine facilities. The facility will …

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