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Mining sector’s evolution is in tandem with global demand for increased responsibility and sustainability.

The expectations and priorities of a modern-day investor in the mining sector have significantly changed in line with global demand for more responsible and sustainable extraction of mineral resources. ESG, referring to the performance of investment portfolios against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, has firmly established itself across the …

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We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach for SMEs to grow post COVID-19

The announcement of a prolonged shut-down across many major African countries as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 could have dramatic negative effects on the economy of the entire continent. Africa’s GDP is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for …

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FQM CALLS FOR TIME TO PRESERVE NATURE

As the mining firm commits to ensuring its operations continue so in an environmentally responsible manner First Quantum Minerals has continued to call for recognition of effective environmental management programmes for mining operations, which should strive for the protection of the ecosystem, add value to local biodiversity and safeguard Zambia’s …

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KCM now receiving direct power from Zesco

Senior Manager-Corporate Affairs of Zambia’s utility power company, ZESCO,Dr John Kunda has confirmed that the firm has started the supply of power to Konkola Copper Mine on negotiated commercial terms effective 1st June, 2020. By implication, this confirmation from Zesco means that the Copperbelt Energy Corporation – CEC statement released …

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Electra Mining Africa 2020 Cancelled

Organisers of Electra Mining Africa have announced that the 2020 show, due to take place from 7-11 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next edition of the show will be held from 5-9 September 2022 at the same …

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CEC remains upbeat despite COVID-19

Government efforts to stabilize the mining sector, as impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unravel have heightened CEC’s optimism into the future. “Efforts across the globe to find a lasting solution to COVID-19 give us a measured sense of confidence that stability and focus on growth should return over the medium …

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From Kalomo to the World: The story of Sindowe and Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)

Hanson Sindowe is the last person you would expect to be one of Zambia’s richest; he grew up the son of a policeman in a family of farmers in the village of Kalomo, 120 kilometres north of Livingstone. It’s a place thousands of kilometres from where he made his fortune …

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CEC support access to quality health care

With glaring inadequacies in health care systems across the world being exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development has highlighted the underlying need to invest in health care infrastructure and human resource. As a result Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has partnered with the First Lady of Zambia, Esther Lungu, …

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Zambia partners with Array Metals in a bid to diversify revenue base

ZCCM Investments Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has entered into a joint venture with mining services firm Array Metals to process production from a gold deposit. According to the company in a statement recently, Zambia’s state mining investment company is trying to diversify the country’s revenue base and aims to produce 40 000 …

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FQM HANDS OVER 2,000 FACEMASKS FOR LUSAKA’S MAIN HOSPITALS

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) handed over 2,000 facemasks donated by employees from the mining giant’s subsidiary, Kalumbila Minerals Limited, to the Ministry of Health for use at Lusaka’s main hospitals. The hospitals in Lusaka set to benefit from the donation are Chilenje, Levy Mwanawasa and the University Teaching Hospital. “FQM …

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