October 17

October 16

  • Africa: Africa Can Be Its Own 'Switzerland'


    Africa has the capacity to access at least 200 billion dollars for sustainable development investment but it will remain a slave to foreign aid unless it improves the climate for... Read more »

  • South Africa: Finding Solution for Mining


    Mining, a key sectors of our economy, has in recent times been going through some difficulties. The Mining Sector National Consultative Forum stakeholders agreed that we all have... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Value-Addition Can Boost Diamond Revenue

    The Herald

    REPORTS that regional and international diamond buyers last week snapped up Zimbabwe's gems for a song at an auction in Harare call for a re-look at the way the country markets it... Read more »

  • South Africa: Lonmin's Bermuda Triangle


    Platinum mining giant Lonmin could have found the money to meet rock drillers' pay demands instead of shifting funds between subsidiaries, possibly to avoid tax. Read more »

  • Uganda: Kabarole Residents Demanding More Than Pozzolana


    On Oct. 14, ten journalists visited the pozzolanic mines in Kabarole that are run solely by artisanal miners. This visit is among the several others the team will make in the... Read more »

October 15

  • Namibia: Rio Tinto Looking for Copper in Bwabwata National Park


    IN a move that is likely to anger conservationists, Rio Tinto plans exploration activities for copper in Kavango East. Rio Tinto owns the Rössing Uranium mine. Read more »

  • Kenya: Counties to Get 32 Percent of Oil, Minerals Cash

    The Star

    A senator has published a Bill proposing how Kenya's natural wealth should be shared. Read more »

  • Kenya: Taita Mining Firms Blamed On Violations

    The Star

    MINING firms in Taita Taveta county are violating the rights of women and children working for them, a human rights lobby group has said. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Blanket's Gold Output Decreases

    The Herald

    Gold output at Blanket Mine decreased 11,9 percent to 9 890 ounces in the third quarter compared to the second, its parent company, Caledonia Mining Corporation said on Tuesday.In... Read more »

  • Zambia: Zambia's Geological Surveyor Lacks Qualifications

    Zambia Reports

    Evidence has emerged that the director of the Geological Survey Department Chipilauka Mukofu who is embroiled in a ring of corruption over mining licences involving Chinese is not... Read more »

  • Cameroon: Dangote Cement to Exploit Tombel Quarry in South West

    Cameroon Tribune

    Dangote Cement Cameroon has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Mines, Industries and Technological Development, and the Tombel Council in Kupe-Muanenguba Division of the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Mining Week to Focus on Women, CSR

    CAJ News

    A total of 1 000 participants are expected at the fifth Katanga Mining Week, the only international mining event for the Democratic Republic of Congo's Copperbelt region. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu to Fight Job Losses in the Mining Sector [press release]


    The Congress of South African Trade Unions and its affiliate NUM are aware of the planned action by the mining sector to retrench workers in the platinum sector due to the strikes... Read more »

  • Zambia: CEC Power Cut Hurts KCM Copper Output

    Times of Zambia

    THE temporary restriction of electricity supply to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) by the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) recently, among other operational challenges has triggered... Read more »

  • Namibia: Mining Production Declined


    THE overall mining production index decreased to 83,4 points in August from 83,9 points recorded in July, the Namibia Statistics Agency said. Read more »

  • Namibia: Arandis Town Loses Warmth and Vibrancy


    ONCE a thriving mining town that was referred to as the uranium capital of the world, the dearth of development in Arandis town, just 15 km from the Rössing Uranium Mine, has... Read more »

October 14

  • Mozambique: What Are Prospects for Peace? [analysis]


    On 15 October 2014 Mozambicans go to the polls to vote in the fifth round of democratic elections to be held in the country since they first took place in 1994. Twenty years after... Read more »

  • Africa: Africa Needs to Process Its Own Resources [analysis]


    As the world's economies jostle for increased access to Africa's natural resources, there have been renewed concerns over how the continent can ensure maximum beneficiation, which... Read more »

  • South Africa: DA Welcomes Water Licence Task Team for 104 Mines Lacking Licenses [press release]


    The Democratic Alliance welcomes Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane's commitment to resolve all (104) cases of South African mines operating without valid Water Use... Read more »

  • Swaziland: 'King's Mine' Owes U.S.$4 Million, 700 Jobs Lost

    Swazi Media

    Salgaocar, a mining company in Swaziland half-owned by King Mswati III, has suspended operations, owing creditors approximately E42 million (US$4.2 million). Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Blanket Gold Mine Trims Production Forecast

    New Zimbabwe

    GOLD production at Blanket Mine has been adversely affected by lower than anticipated tonnages and grades resulting to the company's targets being reviewed downwards to 40,000... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Local Diamond Sales Low

    The Herald

    Zimbabwe did not benefit much from the diamond sales on the local tender last week, as the gems went for a song after international buyers bought them at half the international... Read more »

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