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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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Katanga Mining – from the frying pan into the fire

Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining has been served a freezing order against 75% operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), in the amount of US$2.28 billion. The freezing order was served in the DRC by Ventora Development Sasu, a company affiliated with Dan Gertler and comes just after the local owned mining …

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Zambia’s copper production set to grow, but may be restricted by policy – BMI

Although the growth prospects for Zambia’s mining sector remains positive for this year, amid rising copper prices and improved electricity supply, a worsening regulatory environment may negatively impact on the country’s copper production in the coming years, warns BMI Research. “We expect Zambian copper production growth to accelerate in the …

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Young engineers receive Kagem sponsorship

Kagem Mining has offered sponsorship to two young Zambian geology and mining engineering students. “As a leading player in the gemstone sector, we need to encourage professionalism by offering a platform for local professionals to venture into our sector and chart a career,” said Kagem Head of Human Resources Gibson …

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Stanbic calls on collective drive for growth

Stanbic Bank has geared up to join forces with mining companies to develop the full potential of the country’s extractive industry. The bank made the promise at its annual Economic and Mining Roadshow in the North-Western and Copperbelt provinces. According to the bank, the engagement brought together various players from …

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CEC warns of growing power demands

Zambia’s growing has triggered an increase in demand for resources such as energy, CEC has announced. Silvester Hibajene, CEC’s Head of Government and Investor Relations said that Southern Africa would require at least 65,000MW of available installed power generation capacity by 2022 to power industry. He further said with an …

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CAMINEX prop up Copperbelt economy

Zambia’s premier Copperbelt agricultural, mining and industrial trade expo – CAMINEX slated for June will showcase the latest – products, machinery, technologies and services. CAMINEX supported by government and industry associations is considered an important trade platform, “It attracts thousands of industry professionals keen to come together in one location …

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Jubilee Metals licence reinstated

New minister of Mines and Minerals has reinstated Jubilee Metals Group’s mining licence for the Kabwe project. In a previous announcement project operator, BMR Group reported that they received a letter from the Mining Cadastre Department of Zambia. Government had terminated the mining right of the Kabwe operation in February …

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Weatherly’s Kitumba acquisition on track

Weatherly recently announced that it has received a letter from Intrepid Mines Limited requesting an extension of the backstop date. The two parties were expected to work on concluding the deal by the 31 March 2018. Following the passing of the backstop date, Intrepid have requested an extension to 30 …

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KCM, Government, workers mend relations

Konkola Copper Mines has announced intentions to bridge information and expectations gap that currently existing between the mine, the workers, the Unions, the local contractors and government. The company operates Copper mines in Chingola and Chililabombwe. Steven Dinn, KCM Chief Executive Officer said that the meeting was a start of …

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