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Continent’s association of mines on the cards

Chamber of Mines South Africa has applauded the increasing collaboration between the mining bodies from Southern Africa. Roger Baxter, Chief Executive Officer of Chamber of Mines said the growing alliance will soon champion the formation of the Association of Chambers of Mines in Africa. The Association is envisaged to be …

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ZEMA receives Mushindano cobalt mine EIA

Afrique Nama Mining Limited (ANML) has announced intentions to develop a US$10 million cobalt mine in Mushindano district. ANML has submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) ahead of the development. The project is to construct a mineral processing plant to process copper …

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Pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump

Verder Peristaltic Pumps offer several advantages for mines to pump their slurries. Some of the advantages include less water, power, space, damage chemicals and downtime. According to the company, the hose pumps can circulate slurry SGs of 1.6 to 1.8 or up to 80% solid content. The traditional centrifugal pump …

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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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