July 03



July 02

  • Zimbabwe: Bodies Exhumed in Mine

    The Herald

    At least 35 bodies believed to be of liberation war fighters who were brutally murdered by Rhodesian forces have been exhumed at Guinea Fowl Gold Mine on the foot of Chiremba... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Economics of Deadly Illegal Mining [analysis]

    SAIIA

    On 22 June, four suspected illegal miners were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head at a gold mine near Johannesburg. Earlier this year, a rescue operation to remove illegal... Read more »

  • Liberia: Aureus Mining's Relocation Exercise in Full Swing

    New Republic

    Citizens Grateful for new Homes Scores of residents of at the New Liberty Gold Project, Liberia's first ever industrial goldmine in Grand Cape Mount County, have expressed... Read more »

  • Namibia: All Mining Companies Classified as Large Taxpayers - Private Sector Lauds Large Tax Office

    New Era

    All mining companies in Namibia will from now on be classified as large taxpayers, regardless of whether they fall below the N$75 million annual turnover threshold, said the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Export Taxes Will Destroy More Jobs in Mining Sector [press release]

    DA

    Reports this morning that the ANC is considering the introduction of export taxes on key mining exports like platinum group metals (PGM) and iron ore could have a further... Read more »

  • Namibia: Mines Open Up to More Women

    Namibian

    HISTORICALLY a male-dominated industry, the mining sector is slowly opening up to women. Read more »



July 01



June 30

  • Zimbabwe: Big Layoffs As Diamonds Run Out

    SW Radio

    Diamond mining firms in Marange will this week lay off more workers in an exercise which will result in more than 400 job losses. Read more »

  • South Africa: R460-Million for Housing for Marikana Miners

    SA Info

    The North West provincial government has set aside over R460-million for housing projects in the platinum mining area of Marikana, as South Africa looks to push through a raft of... Read more »

  • Kenya: Mui Residents in the Dark

    The Star

    The imminent kick-off of the multi-million coal mining in Blocks C and D Mui Coal Basin in Kitui is set to face resistance from the area residents. Read more »

  • Ghana: Eight-Member Committee to Regulate Illegal Mining

    Ghanaian Chronicle

    Dr. Samuel Sarpong, Ashanti Regional Minister, has inaugurated an eight-member committee to regulate and streamline the activities of illegal mining in the region. Read more »

  • South Africa: New Mining Proposals - From Bad to Worse [press release]

    DA

    Incalculable damage has already been done to South Africa's ability to attract mining investment by the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill. To... Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana Commission Given More Time

    SAnews.gov.za

    Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has given the Marikana Commission of Inquiry more time to complete its work. On Monday, he announced the extension of the Commission's term from 31... Read more »

  • Zambia: Mining Investor Complains of Lawlessness

    Zambia Reports

    A local mining investor operating in Northwestern Province has written to State House seeking for presidential intervention in the illegal acquisition and grabbing of mining areas... Read more »

  • Egypt: Minister Approved Gold Exploration in Eastern Desert

    Egypt Online

    Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail approved exploration operations for gold and minerals by the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority and a mineral wealth company. Read more »

  • Namibia: Zinc Smelter for Rosh Pinah

    Namibia Economist

    Another positive development was revealed this week by a mining house to give substance to the government stated intention of forcing commodity producers to increase local value... Read more »

  • Namibia: Big Plans On Cards for Rosh Pinah

    Namibian

    NEW expansion plans by Vedanta Resources will see the company's Skorpion Zinc mine at Rosh Pinah becoming one of Africa's biggest zinc mining and smelting operations. Read more »



June 29

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