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DRC Mining Community Prepares for June Big Bash in Lubumbashi as DRC Mining Week Returns

Welcome return of flagship mining event as DRC booms It’s official, DRC Mining Week is back in Lubumbashi from 1–3 June, and to say that the industry is excited about its homecoming is an understatement. This long-running, award-winning and flagship expo and conference returns to the heart of the Copperbelt and the …

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Trends shaping transport infrastructure in Africa put on spotlight

As the transport industry is currently experiencing great change, which is being driven by several global trends, stakeholders will gather this week to dialogue on the industry’s latest trends. Some of these trends include technology and automation and Environment Social Governance (ESG). Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, in Maputo, the …

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BME highlights mining efficiency at Indaba

Getting behind the renewed enthusiasm of the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Omnia Group company BME will be face-to-face with the mining industry at its exhibition booth. “Everyone is looking forward to the interaction at this year’s Indaba, giving a boost to the positive momentum currently …

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SEW-EURODRIVE joins the Mining Indaba community

For the first time in its history, drives and automation specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE will be exhibiting at the Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Conference Centre next week. On its return to the CTICC, the Mining Indaba is looking forward to a reunion like no other and SEW-EURODRIVE is proud …

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Metso Outotec to deliver copper electrowinning technology to Africa

Metso Outotec has been awarded a contract for the delivery of advanced electrowinning equipment to a copper cathode production plant in Africa. The order value amounting to approximately EUR 11 million is booked in Minerals’ Q2/2022 orders received. Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the supply of basic engineering and …

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Fuel prices set to affect number of investors willing to invest in the mining sector

The Emeralds and Semi-Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia-ESMAZ have stated that due to the high cost of fuel, the mining sector is expected to attract low investment this year. The increase in fuel prices, according to Association President Victor Kalesha, will reduce the number of investors willing to invest …

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Russia-Ukraine War, its implication on Africa Mining

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a global chain reaction of humanitarian, diplomatic, and economic crises. These aggravated the existing crises, which Covid-19 had exacerbated. The value of nickel skyrocketed as a result of these chain reactions. The price of the precious metal, which is used in the manufacture …

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Truck brands supply-chain disruptions set to put pressure on vehicle prices

Tata International Africa and Tata Africa Holdings MD Len Brand believe that there is no end in sight for the current supply-chain disruptions affecting truck brands. “These disruptions will eventually put pressure on vehicle prices, resulting in a negative impact on truck sales.” Brand says the shortage in components owing …

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Precision delivery key to Unitrans Africa’s mining-sector success

The proven mining-sector material handling capability of Unitrans Africa (UA) is laying the groundwork for a bright future marked by unique innovation in key areas of the company’s operations. Unitrans Africa’s bold, long-term vision includes electric vehicles as well as real-time stockpile management and reporting. But none of these concepts …

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Africa has potential to be continent of the future in the mining industry

Many African governments take a short-term, predatory approach to the sector, playing to populist rhetoric, rather than engaging it as a long-term developmental partner. Africa has the potential to be the continent of the future in the mining industry. However, if government’s approach mining companies in a predatory manner, this …

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