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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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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over 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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Goldfields innovation protects underground mine access

World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has fulfilled requests from mining clients and devised a unique warning system designed to prevent oversized equipment from getting stuck inside underground mining portals. Staff from RCT’s branch in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia were separately approached by two major mining clients in the Goldfields and asked …

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GHH’s New MK-42 to beat them all

The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for mining, tunnelling and civil engineering, GHH has unveiled a new dump truck, the New MK-42. According to the company, through a press statement, the dump truck consists a payload of up to 45 tonnes, which is not only one of the largest of …

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Diamond Producers to continue operations despite COVID-19 outbreak

Even in these uncertain times, traditional diamond producers remain confident about future demand. Despite the current COVID-19 outbreak, on Friday (27th March), Anglo American announced that production will continue across several African diamond assets with considerably reduced employee numbers. Individual mines will continue operating with only 50% of workers remaining. …

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High-speed Zambia-Mozambique rail on the cards

A US-based company, Railnet International, is proposing to Fund an $11 billion medium speed rail line between Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Railnet CEO, Donald Kress, said the company was in talks with governments in the three countries and had, on 21 March, signed an agreement to start feasibility studies in …

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Gemfields Group demonstrate ethos of transparency and legitimacy

The move by Gemfields Group Limited to list its shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange demonstrates the company’s ethos of transparency, legitimacy and integrity. Gemfields owns the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama in partnership with the Zambian government. The listing enables a wider reach of international …

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