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Kagem unveils colossal 37kg cluster of emeralds

Lufwanyama-based Kagem Mining continued to put Zambia’s gemstones at the forefront of world demand this week as it unveiled a giant 37kg cluster of emeralds. The team’s find – named the Kafubu Cluster –  is expected to be the most expensive single emerald piece ever sold by the company when …

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Zambia to implement strategies key to raising the country’s export profile

Following the release of a five-year program to reenergize the economy through diversification from traditional copper mining to diverse growth sectors, Zambia intends to more than double earnings from exports of the agriculture sector to US$2 billion by 2026. The state wants to boost growth, add value to a variety …

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Terex washing systems for Africa

A thirty-year partnership between Terex Washing Systems and multi-franchise distributor, ELB Equipment, has led to customers in southern Africa delivering some of the highest quality washed sand and aggregates for use of many of the country’s flagship infrastructure projects wherever speciality and higher strength concretes were preferred. The advanced nature …

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Kal Tire display latest innovation at Electra Mining

Kal Tire is showcasing innovative and responsive solutions at this year’s Electra Mining, supporting mining operations looking to a future with improved ESG, safety and productivity. The company says it presents a host of innovations—from an expanded carbon emissions reporting program and a recycling solution that promotes a circular economy …

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Challenging business climate forcing Cashbuild out of Zambia

According to CEO Werner de Jager, Cashbuild is closing its two underperforming locations in Zambia because of the challenging business climate there. The group presented its financial results for the year that ended on June 26 on Wednesday. As the spike in DIY projects brought on by the Covid-19 lockout …

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Msiska retires after 15 years at Kansanshi

Godfrey Msiska former Kansanshi Mine ‘image creator’ has retired after 15 years of enhancing the visibility and reputation at FQM subsidiary. “It’s hard to find the right words to describe my time with Kansanshi. Suffice it to say it has been an enthralling 15 years that felt like it was …

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Maamba’s footprint: beyond mining and baseload electricity

Nestled in the heart of the Gwembe Valley, Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) is spread over an expanse of over 8,000 hectares that, at first glance, looks like just another coal mine with an integrated mine-mouth thermal power plant – abuzz with the industrial hubbub of complex engineering and heavy earth-moving …

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New Enterprise Nickel enters electric vehicle revolution

First Quantum Minerals is poised to become a key player in the new global electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. The development comes after President Hakainde Hichilema launched the Enterprise Nickel Mine in Kalumbila. Statistics indicate that once up and running, First Quantum Minerals’ mine will be the largest producer of the …

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John Deere’s ADT hits Southern Africa market

Designed with the demands of today’s job site in mind, John Deere has introduced the new 460E-II Articulated Dump Truck (ADT). The John Deere-designed machine delivers ultimate productivity with a redesigned wider dump body, electrical and hydraulic systems, and new drive modes to help you get the job done in …

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FQM’s renewed dedication to Zambia attributed to the new regime

First Quantum Minerals (FQM), a large mining company with a TSX listing, plans to make significant investments in the expansion of its Kansanshi copper and gold mine. This shows not only the persistent demand for these two metals from international markets, but also the company’s dedication to a nation that recently welcomed a new political leadership that aims to raise Zambia’s status as a mining investment destination going forward. According to Dr. GODWIN BEENE, an expert in FQM government relations affairs, LAURA CORNISH. Zambia’s mining tax regime, amended in 2019, has seen investment from the sector dwindle and total copper production output stagnate ever since. But the introduction of new president Hakainde Hichilema (appointed into office in September 2021) could change this as he has reopened the door to working …

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