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Rio’s automated trucks break record

Rio Tinto’s fleets of autonomous haul trucks have achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. The haul trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) technology have now moved more than one billion tonnes of both ore and waste material …

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Miners, government head for a deadlock

The Chamber of Mines has condemned the new law compelling mining companies and other bulk cargo firms to transport at least 30% of their freight by rail. According to miners, the legislation is ‘economically inappropriate and unworkable’ Brian Mushimba, transport minister said the law was meant to revive the rail …

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Africa’s mining sector rebounds from uncertainties

With commodity prices improving and the mining industry moving towards positive growth, indications are that participants at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018 will experience the “return of investor appetite” first-hand, says Mining Indaba Managing Director Alex Grose. This renewed investor interest suggests that the African mining sector is …

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Cement plant compensate displaced families

ZCCM Investment Holdings has announced plans to build 47 houses for displaced people in Masati district on the Copperbelt. The Group is expected to spend K 108, 000 on each households displaced to pave way for the factory area. the development comes as, ZCCM-IH is constructing a US$600 million dollar …

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CEC celebrates 10-year listing on LuSE

Plans to raise funds for future expansion coupled with deliberate efforts to boost share ownership by Zambians in CEC saw the company list on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, ten years ago. The company planned to spend $40.5 million on infrastructure upgrades over the next seven years after signing two loan …

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