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SA blames rampant illegal mining on foreigners

South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DRME), Gwede Mantashe has blamed foreigners for the rampant illegal mining in the country. Addressing media at the Mining Indaba 2024, Mantashe compared illegal miners to cash heist robbers tormenting the country “The majority of illegal miners are foreigners from Lesotho, Zimbabwe …

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Africa’s greatest gold mine attain top greenest spot

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of the greenest mines on the African continent, Barrick President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bristow announced recently. Much of the electricity that drives Kibali is already supplied by its three hydropower stations.  Once the mine’s new 16 megawatt …

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SKF unleashes raid to stamp out counterfeit bearings

Authorities, with collaborative support from SKF, recently conducted a large, highly effective raid action on a very well-known bearing seller of SKF bearings in Cape Town. The bearing seller, who has been on SKF’s radar for quite some time, has been selling counterfeit SKF bearings to numerous customers in the …

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Farmers appreciate Kagem’s food security efforts in Lufwanyama

Groups of small-scale farmers in Lufwanyama have applauded Kagem Mining for the provision of fertiliser to aid production for the 2023/24 farming season. The farmers – Twasanta Women, Tweende, Blessings/Chantete and Kapila Green Farmers   expressed appreciation in a letter to Kagem for the timely annual provision of fertiliser for the …

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Vedanta Secures Konkola Copper Mines After $1.4 Billion Deal with Zambia

After a tumultuous four-year saga, Vedanta Resources, the Indian mining giant, has finally regained control of the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia. The long-awaited agreement, sealed on October 23rd, 2023, marks a significant development in the copper-rich African nation’s mining landscape. The deal sees Vedanta, led by billionaire Anil …

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