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The expansion of copper and cobalt refining capacity is expected as a result of the Jubilee, Mopani MoU

Jubilee Metals, a metals processing company listed on the London Aim and JSE AltX exchanges, announced on Tuesday that it had signed a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the refining of copper and cobalt, two highly sought-after green metals. The MoU with Mopani, a Zambian subsidiary of ZCCM Investment, …

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Arc Minerals gives updates on its projects in Zambia

Arc Minerals has revealed that a number of discussions are currently underway with interested third parties about a potential commercial transaction in respect of the company’s copper exploration licences in Zambia. The company also said it has begun drilling for diamonds on its majority-controlled licences in northwestern Zambia. Following additional …

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Infratel woos companies

Zambian companies have been encouraged to take advantage of Infratel’s telecommunications and ICT Infrastructure services to market and expand their businesses. Company CEO Freelance Bwalya said Infratel boosts of 1261 towers dotted in all provinces as well as other ICT equipment that was accessible to businesses including Small and Medium …

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GoviEx, Hydro Tech sign drilling contract for Mutanga project

GoviEx Uranium Inc. has sealed a drilling contract with Hydro Tech Drilling & Exploration (Hydro Tech) to undertake exploration and resource delineation drilling programs on Mutanga Uranium project. “With the reissued Chirundu Mining Permit we are keen to get back to advancing our Zambian assets with the development of Mutanga. …

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BME puts its stamp on underground mining

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where low-profile, bord-and-pillar mining methods are employed. As a blasting and explosives leader in the opencast mining sector for decades, BME has steadily …

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Lobito and Lusaka pipeline project to be commissioned in 2025

Angola and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of pipelines between Lobito and Lusaka. Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum Diamantino Azevedo signed the deal with Zambian Minister of Energy Mathew Nkuwa on April 29. The Angolan statement said studies on the products and …

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Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

The World Bank (WB) estimates, for instance, that production of minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt could grow by 500 percent in the next three decades to meet demand for clean energy technologies. This comes on the backdrop that mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact …

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ZAMBIA issues warning to mining investors

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has hit out at ‘mining investors who cry foul’ whenever Zambia sought to increase its share of its natural wealth. He said the country would take a major stake in some mines as he unveiled an economic recovery plan for the debt-burdened country. “We must assume …

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SKF Zambia delivers massive savings for customer

NDT (Non Destructive Test) works carried out by SKF Zambia on more than 90 mobile mining machines and equipment operating on one of the country’s largest copper mines, delivered massive savings for the customer over a six month period. The mine, which is located in Zambia’s North-Western Province, is a …

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IMF responds to financing arrangement

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated willingness to discuss the country’s  broad elements of the Economic Recovery Program, which seeks to restore macroeconomic stability, attain fiscal and debt sustainability, restore growth and safeguard social sector spending. “Given the deep-rooted challenges faced, policies would need to be calibrated to restore …

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