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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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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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Mining industry urged to invest in value addition

Export of finished products can offer significant cover for the country’s economy against falling copper prices, Stanbic Bank has said. Leina Gabaraane, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer said there is need to invest in value addition in the mining sector to minimise the impact of changes in the prices of …

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CEC donates books to Kalabo Schools

As part of its corporate social responsibility Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) recently handed over text books to the Mwangala Mwenda Foundation prior to the start of the 2019 year. According to the company, the books are just some of the essential supplies the Foundation requires for the school year to …

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Zambia to implement Copper Import tax

Government has plans to forge ahead with implementation of the five percent copper import duty. Richard Musukwa, mining minister said new taxes were ‘well-thought-out and logically calculated with the inputs of stakeholders, even the mining companies’ at the sidelines of the 2019 Mining Indaba. The Mines Minister emphasized that Zambia …

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