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Mining sector edging closer to ‘zero harm’

Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) has urged all stakeholders in the mining industry to proactively participate in the industry’s health and safety industry. “Safety is a collective responsibility, and involves everybody – from the highest levels of the company right down to the shopfloor,” said Nathan Chishimba, ZCM President  at …

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Yaluma wants to fast-track copper beneficiation

Authorities are expected to draft a policy compelling mining firms to set up processing plants for finished copper products in Zambia. Christopher Yaluma, the minister of mines says it is unacceptable to continue importing finished copper products, instead of manufacturing from within the country. Yaluma says copper beneficiation will create …

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Kwikspace; Quick, reliable and relocatable solutions to mining communities

Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Kwikspace), provides quick, reliable and relocatable solutions provided to Zambian mining communities. A leading manufacturer of modular buildings, which has previously completed a number of projects in Zambia, has broadened its operations by opening a branch in Lusaka. Kwikspace’s branch was established to facilitate the workings of …

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Kagem welcomes Ethiopian government officials to Zambia

Kagem emerald mine has opened its doors to top Ethiopian Mining officials for a fact-finding mission to Zambia to enable them get a better picture of how they might promote the development of Ethiopia’s emerging gemstone mining sector. The economic impact of emerald mining in Zambia was a particular highlight …

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CEC advancing Zambia’s solar expertise

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has announced a partnership with the Copperbelt University (CBU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to boost Zambia’s capabilities and capacity to implement solar energy projects. The cooperation involving solar energy curriculum development and renewable energy development training commences at the time CEC …

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GoviEx acquire Chirundu, Kiraba minerals tenements

GoviEx Uranium Inc. has completed transaction to acquire African Energy Resources’ Chirundu and Kiraba uranium mineral interests. “The combination of African Energy’s Chirundu and Kiraba Valley tenements with GoviEx’s Mutanga Project finally unites these neighbouring properties, and significantly expands and improves the potential economies of scale,”  said Govind Friedland, Executive Chairman …

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Tailings, discards from Kabwe to produce lead and zinc

Surface mine tailings and discards at the Kabwe project will soon be utilised to recover lead, zinc and vanadium. Jubillee Platinum and BMR Group have established a joint venture – Kabwe Operations to recover the minerals from an estimated 3.2 million JORC compliant tonnes of surface assets. The JV will …

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CEC sponsors students’ maiden marathon participation

Zambia is for the first time participating in the Shell Eco-Marathon, a competition that challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient cars. CEC has fully sponsored the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Students’ Research Group to build a prototype energy efficient car named …

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Farmers claim against Vedenta, KCM reach English courts

Nearly 2 000 Zambian villagers can pursue a claim for damages in English courts for environmental pollution after London’s Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an appeal by diversified miner Vedanta. Reuters reported that Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines had appealed against a ruling in May …

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Kagem pioneer emeralds traceability tech

Kagem has pioneered high-tech tagging system to tag and trace emeralds Commissioned during the Lusaka Auction, nanotechnology system invented by Swiss gemstone testing laboratory Gübelin Gem Lab is set to revolutionise the gemstone industry. The breakthrough technology uses customised synthetic DNA-based nano-particles that are infused by gentle rocking into the …

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