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Company introduces new mining service vehicle…

The new Pirtek mining service vehicle complements the current fleet of mobile service vehicles in the Northern Cape operating from Kathu, Postmasburg and Upington Fluid transfer solutions and on-site repairs provider Pirtek Northern Cape has introduced the first dedicated Pirtek mining service vehicle onto the South African market. The new …

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Kalumbila Mine to create over 1,500 jobs

KALUMBILA Minerals Limited general manager Damien Marantelli says the mine will create more than 1,500 direct jobs at full production. According to Marantelli, more jobs would be created through support services by contractors as well as investors in the new Kalumbila town, where 500 housing units, out of 600 built …

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Zambia begins rationing electricity supply to mines –

Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa’s second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity demand. “They have given us a schedule indicating how much electricity they will supply to us at different times of the day due to the power shortage,” …

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Zambia plans unfinished mineral products export ban

LUSAKA – Zambia, Africa’s No. 2 copper producer, plans to introduce a law banning the export of unfinished mineral products, minister of mines Christopher Yaluma said on Friday.“We want to curb the unnecessary export of unfinished mineral products. We need to get all exports to be beneficiated within the country and …

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Mining rights applications will be decentralised’

GOVERNMENT says it is in the process of decentralising applications for mining rights and renewal of licences to help grow Zambia’s mining sector to enable it become competitive on the international market.Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Christopher Yaluma said application for mining rights and renewal of licences will …

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Kwacha expected to gain

THE Kwacha is expected to gain against the United States (US) dollar due to inflows of the greenback on the market, Zanaco Bank says.In its daily treasury newsletter, the bank says the local unit was yesterday anticipated to trade in the range of K7.30 and K7.45 against the dollar in the …

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Revised mineral royalty tax hailed

By Obert Simwanza THE Zambia Chamber of Mines is elated by the government’s decision to peg the mineral royalty tax at nine per cent from the proposed 20 per cent in the 2015 national budget. The adjustment in the taxes is expected to end the long stand controversy between mining investors …

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