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Barrick Gold dispels claims of sale

During a media briefing in Lusaka, Barrick Gold Corporation made a clear pronouncement that speculations about the company’s intention to sell Lumwana Copper Mine are false.   The Chief Executive Officer and President of Barrick Gold Corporation, Mark Bristow rather highlighted its eagerness to continue engaging with the government at …

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KCM bids expected-Musukwa

About nine companies are expected to submit bids for Konkola Copper Mines within weeks.   During a media briefing, Richard Musukwa, the Mines Minister made mention that companies from as far as Australia, Canada, China, Russia and Turkey were doing due diligence.   “The bidding process will start once all …

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Eastern Province Hydro power station installation paused

According to the World Wide Fund (WWF), government has cancelled a pre-feasibility study for the Ndevu Gorge Power Project on Luangwa river, proposed by MDH South Africa (Pty) Limited, which would have cost $1.26 billion and generated between 235 and 240 megawatts of power if completed.   The 1,100-kilometer Luangwa …

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Import duty discussions underway

Zambia’s mining giant, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is currently holding discussions with the government regarding import duty as plans to step up production are in the pipeline. KCM corporate affairs manager Eugene Chungu earlier alluded that the Nchanga smelter had been idle pending availability of concentrates stocks. Operations at Nchanga …

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CSO records highest inflation rate midyear

According to the data from the Central Statistical Office (CSO), the inflation rate in June this year has increased to 8.6 percent from 8.1 percent recorded in May this very year. The CSO acting Director of Census and Statistics Iven Sikanyiti made mention that this was mainly ascribed to the …

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KAGEM PREDICTS RISE IN EMERALDS DEMAND

  KAGEM Mining has predicted an increase in the demand for Zambian coloured gemstone in the world. Gemfields and Kagem chief executive officer Sean Gilbertson said responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones was receiving increased attention. “Coloured gemstones were progressively becoming more valuable to consumers on the international market compared to …

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DRC subcontractors at the heart of ARSP

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) subcontracting regulator known as the ARSP will soon to be launching a campaign for subcontracting activities. According to a statement by the Director General Ahmed Kalej Nkand, the campaign is aimed at recognizing all companies intending on participating in subcontracting activities before licensing them …

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Professionalism required for KCM liquidation-EAZ

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) president, Lubinda Habazooka said that placing Konkola Copper Mines on temporal liquidation is required following the conditions at mining giant. While EAZ endorsed the move, Dr Habazooka made mention to the media that an appeal to the team entrusted with the liquidation process has …

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Limited resources cause two shafts to close early-Mopani

Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) has announced plans of closing the Mindola North and Central Shafts, earlier than indicated due to limited resources for operational undertakings. The mine run by Glencore, announced last week that it was shutting down the two shafts whose economic life had come to an end. “As …

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ZCCM-IH applies to Lusaka High Court to liquidate KCM

A request to Lusaka High Court to grant an order of appointment of Milingo Lungu from Messrs Lungu Simwanza and Company as provisional liquidator of Konkola Copper Mines Plc has been filed by ZCCM-IH Investment Holdings Plc. This is according to an application for ex parte order appointing provisional liquidator …

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