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Kansanshi Mine remains resilient

First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine has posted positive results despite operational challenges, declining ore grades and the need to contain costs The company’s 2016 financial results confirm its status as Zambia’s flagship copper mine. Kansanshi maintained its position during 2016 as Zambia’s largest copper producer (250 000 tonnes), one of …

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Copper-processing plant to open at Kalulushi dumpsite

Mineral Junxion Zambia has budgeted US$3 million to construct a mineral processing plant to extract copper and cobalt slag at the dumpsite owned by Konkola Copper Mine in Kalulushi. The company has already submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) report to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), ahead of commencing …

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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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Reinstate clause on mineral revenue

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has urged Government to reinstate the clause on mineral revenue sharing mechanism (MRSM) in the Mines and Minerals Act to realise the aspirations of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). CTPD acting executive director Isaac Mwaipopo said the 7NDP seeks to improve …

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Maamba Collieries plans to increase generation

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) is engaging key stakeholders in the mining industry on possibilities of increasing its thermal-generated power plant to 600 megawatts (MW) in view of the growing electricity demand in the country. Last year, President Edgar Lungu commissioned the 300MW of power at MCL and connected to the …

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Electricity tariffs for mines not subsidised

Zambia Chamber of Mines president Nathan Chishimba says electricity tariffs for the mines are not subsidised as perceived by many people, but Zesco Limited finds it cheaper to supply power to those buying the commodity in raw form direct from the transmission network. Mr Chishimba said there has been greater …

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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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ZAMI attracts over 220 delegates

The 6th Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) has attracted over 220 local and foreign delegates. This year’s ZAMI running under the banner: ‘Mineral development for all: Leaving no one behind’ from 20th to 22nd has provide a platform to discuss practical solutions to challenges faced by the extractive industries. Leonard …

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