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FQM’s bid highly discouraged by MUZ

The Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has sternly advised the government against forging ahead with the offer by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to purchase the shares that are held by government through ZCCM IH. Speaking to the media recently on the Copperbelt province in Zambia, Joseph Chewe, the MUZ president …

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Ramaphosa, Akufo-Addo address historic Mining Indaba

Two major African mining economies’ presidents addressed the Investing in African Mining Indaba in South Africa, this year. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana shared their thoughts with audience of government representatives, investors, mining companies, the media, NGOs and others. “This Indaba offers us a valuable …

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Mining industry urged to invest in value addition

Export of finished products can offer significant cover for the country’s economy against falling copper prices, Stanbic Bank has said. Leina Gabaraane, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer said there is need to invest in value addition in the mining sector to minimise the impact of changes in the prices of …

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Global zinc market to grow

GlobalData’s latest report has forecast that between 2019 and 2022, global zinc supply is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 percent, to 15.7Mt  in 2022. Simultaneously, the gap between demand and supply is expected to narrow and eventually the market will move into a …

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ZEMA dispels water pollution rumours

Pollution of the natural environment is generally viewed as an inherent consequence of the complexity of large-scale commercial mining, which often negatively affects communities when harmful emissions find their way into the environment. To minimise the negative impact on the environment, First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mining has established a pioneering …

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