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Efficiency maximised; costs minimised: Transforming manufacturing in Africa

The African manufacturing sector has seen fractured growth over the past two years thanks to the complexities of the pandemic and its subsequent economic disruption. This is due to limited resources, impacted supply chains and the limitations of lockdowns, globally. In South Africa, manufacturing production saw a sharp decline month …

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ZCCM-IH outsource strategic review and determination of Mopani Copper Mines

ZCCM-IH, an investment firm, has announced that it has chosen to outsource the strategic review and determination of Mopani Copper Mines – MCM to a South African unit of Rothschild & Co (another investment firm). When mining expert Edward Simukonda challenged the investment company (ZCCM-IH) and the Industrial Development Corporation …

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Hexagon introduces 3D camera

The Hexagon’s Mining division has strengthened its leadership in production material monitoring and measurement by introducing HxGN MineMeasure Detect, a 3D camera hardware, software and data solution. MineMeasure Detect enables real-time optimization for plant production with automated digital-image analysis offering continuous, accurate and rapid measurement of oversize, volume, rock fragmentation …

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WHY FQM’S $1.35 BILLION INVESTMENT IS GOOD FOR ZAMBIA

Earlier this month First Quantum Minerals (FQM) announced a mammoth US$1.35 billion package of new projects, with US$1.25 billion to be invested in expansion of our Kansanshi operations in Solwezi – known as the ‘S3’ project – and a final US$100 million to start the $250 million Enterprise nickel project …

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NORTH-WESTERN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GEARS UP FOR FQM IMPACT

The North-Western Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NWPCCI) has welcomed First Quantum Minerals’ US$1.35 billion investment package in two new projects in the province and says its members are ready to capitalise on the opportunities. The mining firm recently approved plans to invest US$1.25 billion in its expansion of …

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African leaders must position their countries as leaders in the era of electric vehicles and other green technologies-President HH

Zambia President, Hakainde Hichilema, has urged African leaders to come together and change the perception that Africa is only a source of raw materials. According to the President, leaders must position their countries as leaders in the era of electric vehicles and other green technologies. President Hichilema announced today at …

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FQM Backs New Dawn Zambia Government with $1.35 Billion of New Investment

Renewed confidence in Zambia’s investment climate has prompted the nation’s largest copper miner to unveil a trailblazing US$1.35 billion package of new projects. First Quantum Minerals this week approved plans to invest US$1.25 billion in its long-awaited expansion of Kansanshi’s operations in Solwezi – known as the ‘S3’ project – …

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Mining set to benefit from the bilateral talks between DRC, Zambia

On Friday, President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, for an official state visit. The purpose of the visit is to improve bilateral cooperation between the two countries. President Hichilema and Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia are expected to sign a number of agreements, …

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Chilanga Cement to consolidate local and regional market development

Chilanga Cement’s Chief Executive Officer Jianping Chai said the company will continue to focus on market development both locally and within the SADC region. Chilanga Cement (formerly Lafarge Zambia) has successfully held its 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 29th March 2022 via Zoom chaired by Chilanga Cement board …

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Zambia explain mining licenses cap

Zambia has explained that it moves to reduce speculative activity and encourage investment in the mining sector by putting a cap on the number of mining licences issued to single firms. Africa’s second-largest copper producer, has announced plans to limit the number of mining licenses a company can hold at …

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