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Lubambe mine prioritizes safety

Lubambe Copper Mine has procured the first ever self-contained mine Emergency Refuge Chambers in Zambia. The consignment of five refuge Chambers has been procured at a cost of US$ 475,000 from Mine Arc Systems of Australia. Lubambe Mine Communications Manager Loyce Saili said the procurement of the refuge Chambers by …

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Mining forecast remains positive amid new taxes

Fitch Solutions researchers have indicated that recent tax hike announcement by government recently are to prompt downside revision to the country’s copper production forecast. Government recently announced it will expand and increase taxes on mining companies operating in the country, as part of its 2019 budget. This comes after speculation …

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Zambia chamber of mines opposes proposed mining tax regime

Proposed tax changes will make it difficult to invest in Zambia Chamber of mines in Africa’s second largest copper producer has opposed the states proposed mining tax regime. This was contained in a press release issued by the COM on 04 October. More tax regime instability, massive increases, and novel …

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First Quantum given time to solve $7.9bn tax row

Government has given First Quantum Minerals more time to complete its analysis of what it owes after it was slapped with a $7.9-billion tax bill. According to the Finance Minister the government has audited major mining companies operating in the country, which include Vedanta Resources and Glencore. “They are doing …

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Precision networking key to mining efficiency

Paratus Zambia says precision mining, using innovative wireless technology to optimise efficiencies is the future of mining sector according to connectivity specialist. According to the company, the country’s low-grade ore bodies is increasingly looking for economies of scale and ultra-efficient systems in order to remain profitable, and the latest state-of-the-art …

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CEC divest from Liquid Telecommunication

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has offloaded 50 percent shareholding in CEC Liquid Telecommunication Limited to Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited. CEC is the legal and beneficial owner of 50 percent of the allotted and issued share capital of CEC Liquid Telecom. On completion of the deal Liquid shall procure …

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What to expect at CAMINEX 2018

VoidCon Decking Systems will be looking to meet construction related companies to discuss the cost saving and environmental benefits of its composite suspended slab system. There will also be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to discuss the option of becoming representatives and or Licensees. Visitors to the Cohamet Engineering stand will …

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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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CAMINEX to provide latest product showcase

The premier Copperbelt agricultural, mining and industrial trade expo – CAMINEX slated for Kitwe Showgrounds in Kitwe from 5-7 June, and will be showcasing the latest in products, machinery, technologies and services that these and related industries can offer. According to the organisers the event is an important trade platform …

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Zambia to complete 50 MW World Bank solar project in September

Zambia will complete its first large-scale 50 MW solar power generation plant in September this year as the nation battles a power deficit which threatens industrial output, a state-owned agency said on Tuesday. The electricity shortfall has forced Africa’s second-largest copper producer to ration power supply to the mines, the …

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