July 28

July 27

  • Rwanda: Imena Speaks Out On Gatumba Concession, Conflict Minerals

    New Times

    Mining companies will soon receive long term licenses, thanks to the new mining law, Evode Imena, the Minister of State in charge of Minerals has said. Speaking in an exclusive... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mimosa Platinum Revenues Up 26 Percent

    New Zimbabwe

    MIMOSA Platinum Mine's revenue for the quarter to June this year surged 26 percent to US$79 million from US$63 million in the previous quarter following a substantial increase in... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Small-Scale Miners Hit By High Fees

    Zimbabwe Standard

    Small-scale miners say double pegging of claims by the ministry of Mines and Mining Development and high fees are threatening the industry which employs over 500 000. Read more »

July 26

July 25

  • South Africa: SA Mining - What an Iraqi in Norway Can Teach Us All [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    It is tragic that a country built on mining and in search of new energy sources has mining legislation that makes these things very difficult to accomplish. This is a great pity,... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mimosa Production Up Nine Percent

    The Herald

    Mimosa's production increased by nine percent to 648 944 tonnes in the fourth quarter to June with revenue surging 26 percent to $79 million from $63 million quarter-on-quarter to... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: 'Banks Can't Meet Miners' Requirements'

    The Herald

    Local banks do not have capacity to meet the huge capital requirements of mining companies due to the small amount and transitory nature of bank deposits they receive or mobilise,... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: 'ZMDC Must Value Marange Diamond Reserves'

    Zimbabwe Independent

    The Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) must value Marange diamond reserves to ensure the state is not prejudiced in joint venture deals, Zimbabwe Environment Law... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Platinum Exports, Earnings Under Threat [opinion]

    Zimbabwe Independent

    News that a Malaysian passenger jet had crashed in the Ukraine on July 17, attributed in the Western media to its having been targeted by a surface-to-air missile, was met with... Read more »

July 24

  • Kenya: Mining Law Delay May Cost Kenya Major Investment

    The Star

    Regulatory uncertainty, corruption and infrastructural deficiencies could cost Kenya billions of shillings in lost investment. Read more »

  • Kenya: Leave Mining Affairs, Says Munuve

    The Star

    Mwingi North MP John Munuve has asked leaders to keep off limestone mining in the region. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Government Bans Rough Diamond Export

    SW Radio

    Government this week banned the export of rough diamonds, in a move which mines minister Walter Chidhakwa claimed was meant to ensure Zimbabwe gets maximum value for its minerals. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Sable Tests Coal for Gasification

    The Herald

    Sable Chemicals, Zimbabwe's sole producer of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, has taken coal samples from Sengwa in Gokwe to China to test the feasibility of processing the mineral for... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mines Ministry Restructures

    The Herald

    CABINET has approved the restructuring of the Mines and Mining Development Ministry which will see four mining districts replaced by eight mining provinces, an official said.... Read more »

  • South Africa: South African Mining Stakeholders Convene the 3rd Annual Lekgotla [press release]


    The Department of Mineral Resources, Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers invite all media to attend and cover the 3rd annual Mining Lekgotla to be hosted on the... Read more »

  • Uganda: Uganda's Hopes in Extractives Sector Lie in EITI [opinion]


    Uganda has high expectations in the extractives sector, especially with an addition of oil and gas resource to the basket of the abundant mineral resources. However, these hopes... Read more »

  • South Africa: There's More to Marikana Than Meets the Eye

    The Daily Vox

    Marikana wasn't even a dot on a map before August 16, when the shooting of 34 striking miners made headlines of the dusty mining town. After the violence of that day, and a... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Lagos Outlines Plans to Grow Sand Mining Sector

    CAJ News

    LAGOS State Government has restated its commitment to ensure internationally accepted standards in the sand mining industry in the country. Read more »

July 23

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