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Angola’s diamond industry makeover underway

The Angolan government aired out plans of refurbishing the diamond sector as being in progress. Speaking at a conference on the re-organising of oil and gas, Diamantino Azevedo Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil stated that the diamond sector will undergo similar changes to the oil sector. With the …

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Bangweulu Power plant

The President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu commissioned the first ever large scale solar plant in Zambia. The 54 Megawatts Bangweulu Solar power plant located in South of Lusaka was constructed a a cost of US$56 million. The Bangweulu solar power plant currently has 453, 000 solar …

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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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Global zinc market to grow

GlobalData’s latest report has forecast that between 2019 and 2022, global zinc supply is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 percent, to 15.7Mt  in 2022. Simultaneously, the gap between demand and supply is expected to narrow and eventually the market will move into a …

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Botswana’s Coal in preparations for trade in March

The Masama Coal Mine which is Botswana’s first privately owned coal mine is scheduled to produce its first profitable coal in March. According to reports in the media, the Minergy Chief Executive of the company overseeing the project, Andre Boje alleged that the mine aims to produce 1.2 million tonnes …

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Construction of the Multi-million dollar Hydro-power stations in Kawambwa to start in March 2019

Construction of the US$770 million Kabwelume and Kundabwika hydro power stations and a transmission power line is scheduled to start in March 2019. When completed and fully operational, the two hydro power stations will generate a total of 163 megawatts (MW). The two projects, which will be undertaken by the …

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Epiroc acquires Concept Mining

The leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries Epiroc has acquired Innovative Mining Products widely known as New Concept Mining, a South African manufacturer of rock reinforcement products for underground mining. Innovative Mining Products based in Johannesburg, South Africa, also has facilities in Peru, Zambia and …

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Rio Tinto invest $2.6 billion in Koodaideri Mine

Rio Tinto is to develop its most technologically advanced mine following the full approval of a $2.6 billion investment in the Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia. Koodaideri is expected to deliver a new production hub for Rio Tinto’s world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara, incorporating a processing …

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CEC commissions maiden grid solar power plant

CEC’s newest exploit into the renewable energy space will deliver 1.9GWh of clean power a year anchored on transmission infrastructure comprising 1.2km of 11kV overhead line tapping from the existing CEC 11kV busbar at the Raven’s substation, a transformer station and switchgear. The development comes as the country is emerging …

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