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August 20

  • South Africa: Charges Dropped Against Marikana Miners

    SAPA

    Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana were dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court, north of... Read more »

  • Ghana: Govt Urged to Ratify Mineral Rights [press release]

    Ghana Govt.

    The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Mines, Mr Sulemani Koney, has urged the executive and legislative arms of government to work harmoniously to ensure the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: 'Mining Communities At Risk of Contracting TB'

    The Herald

    People working and living in mining communities could be six times more at risk of contracting tuberculosis than those in other occupations, Government has said. Deputy director of... Read more »

  • Angola: Lobito Port Receives Mining Production From DR Congo, Zambia

    ANGOP

    The Commercial Port of Lobito, coastal Benguela province, will receive mining production from region of Katanga (DR Congo), and Zambia. Read more »

  • Ethiopia: Initiative for Mining Transparency Summit Opens in Addis

    ERTA

    The Initiative for Mining Transparency in East and West Africa Summit kicked off on Wednesday in Addis Ababa. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu North West to Fight for Jobs At Helam Mine [press release]

    COSATU

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW warns Helam mine share holders that it must never start talking about retrenching workers, but rather talk about improving the... Read more »



August 19

  • East Africa: Averting Resource Curse in East Africa [opinion]

    The Star

    Discoveries of large quantities of commercially viable hydrocarbons and mineral ore in Eastern Africa continue to raise a fundamental question: can these resources be a blessing... Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana - Where Art Thou? [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Two years after the Marikana massacre, artists have been interpreting the event and asking what it means for the country. GREG NICOLSON looks at some of the work out there and asks... Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu NW to Picket Aurora Case Hearing On 25th August 2014 [press release]

    COSATU

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions has learned that the hearing of the case against the Aurora Mining Company to claim over R28 million owed to workers by the liquidators... Read more »

  • Africa: Tanzania Touted Gemstone Hub in Africa

    Daily News

    TANZANIA will be the hub of gemstone business in Africa after being identified as among of the 'mineral-richest' countries in Africa, it has been revealed. Read more »

  • South Africa: Num to Fight Retrenchments At Helam Mine [press release]

    COSATU

    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is concerned and saddened that Helam mine a division of Petra diamonds is going to retrench 370 employees at the mine. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cape Town Supports Bishop 'Under Fire' Over Miners

    ACNS

    The Diocese of Cape Town has given its support to Bishop Jo Seoka of Pretoria, who has come under fire for his support of the miners at Marikana. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Again FG Threatens to Shut Illegal Mining/Quarry Firms

    This Day

    The federal government has said it would shut any mining/quarry firm that is not operating in accordance with the Nigerian Minerals and Metals Act of 2007, mining regulations and... Read more »

  • Zambia: MCM Sets Up U.S.$15 Million Training Centre

    Times of Zambia

    MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) has established a state-of-the-art Mopani Central Training Centre (MCTC) in Mufulira at a cost of US$15 million for the training of artisans. Read more »



August 18

  • Mozambique: Vale-Mozambique Announces More Heavy Losses

    AIM

    The Brazilian mining company Vale has announced heavy losses for its operations in Mozambique, for the second quarter of the year. Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana Dead Remembered at Two-Year Commemoration

    SAPA

    The second anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, near Rustenburg in the North West was commemorated on Saturday at the koppie where miners were shot. Read more »

  • South Africa: Miners Are Still Calling for Justice in Marikana

    The Daily Vox

    IHSAAN HAFFEJEE spent August 16 in Marikana, where friends and family of the slain mineworkers gathered to commemorate the event. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: New Mining Districts Gazetted

    The Herald

    Government has gazetted regulations that pave way for the decentralisation of mining districts to eight provincial capitals in a move expected to meet service demand and enhance... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Why Ministry of Mines Revoked 600 Licenses

    Daily Independent

    The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has identified non-compliance with the relevant laws guiding mining operations in the country as one of the major reasons for revoking... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Ministry of Mines Launches Laboratory for Solid Minerals

    This Day

    The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has opened the National Geosciences Research Laboratories of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) for public commercial... Read more »

  • Africa: Call for Africa to Beneficiate Its Minerals

    SA Info

    Southern African leaders made renewed calls for regional economic integration and cross-border infrastructure development as the Southern African Development Community (SADC)... Read more »

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