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Vandalism for Konkola to suspend operations

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has suspended operations at its Nchanga Mine following acts of vandalism. Shapi Shachinda, Konkola Copper Mines Manager for Public Relations and Communications on Wednesday told media that the criminals cut a high voltage electricity cables disrupting operations. The criminals stole at least 9 high voltage copper …

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Mozambique cuts power supply to ZESCO

Mozambique’s power utility company EDM has cut electricity supply to ZESCO over the past seven months, to recover a $100 million debt. Geta Remigio Manuel Percy, EDM’s director of Economy and Finance told Zitamar News that EDM stopped supply to ZESCO last December for lack of payment after debts which …

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Mines battling to attract skilled people

Chamber of Mines says implementation of new projects is at risk in Zambia and other mining countries around the world due to the increasing shortage of specific skilled and experienced people. According to a latest report by the Chamber of Mines titled ‘Searching for talent-skills and employment in the global …

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Government plans expatriates clean up

Government has announced intentions flush out foreigners employed in the mining sector to create jobs for qualified Zambians. Kampamba Mulenga, Chief Government Spokesperson says concerns from the labour movement motivated the decision. She said Zambia has well trained mining experts hence the need for mining houses to employ competent and …

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Cape Lambert seals DRC JV, sets eyes on Zambia

Australian company Cape Lambert has ventured into a joint venture with Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Paragon Mining to exploit the country’s cobalt and copper. The JV is to develop the Kipushi cobalt-copper tailings project, the Kasombo copper-cobalt project and operate the Kipushi processing plant. In addition, operate the fully …

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More digitalised underground drilling rollout

Working within budget and on time is the envy of every mine operator and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology continues to facilitate such results with its technologies. The company recently upgraded its digitalized underground drilling to improve drilling accuracy, cycle times and reduce operation costs. The new system offers accurate …

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Mining Indaba kicks off

The Mining Indaba remains pivotal to Africa’s aspirations. The mineral resources sector remains “critically important” to the African continent, which is why the Investing in African Mining Indaba has consistently been regarded as an event of “paramount significance”, said Mining Indaba managing director Alex Grose. This is also a key …

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