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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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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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Safety a concern for SA mining authorities

South Africa’s mineral resources ministry has announced that safety in mining operations is one key area of concern for the country. Gwede Mantashe, the Mineral Resources Minister recently told media that the industry ended nine consecutive years of falling fatalities in the world’s deepest mines in 2017. “A third of …

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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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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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FQM’s bid highly discouraged by MUZ

The Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has sternly advised the government against forging ahead with the offer by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to purchase the shares that are held by government through ZCCM IH. Speaking to the media recently on the Copperbelt province in Zambia, Joseph Chewe, the MUZ president …

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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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