August 11

August 10

  • Nigeria: FG Vows Crack Down On Illegal Mining Operation

    Daily Independent

    Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Musa Sada has vowed that Federal Government would crack down on any mining/quarry firm which operates outside extant rules governing the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Communities Let Down By Diamond Miners

    Zimbabwe Standard

    COMMUNITIES in diamond mining areas say they continue to wallow in poverty and accuse diamond companies of pursuing profits at the expense of the welfare of locals. Read more »

August 09

August 08

  • Mozambique: Former Workers Occupy Tantalite Mine


    About 800 people, claiming to be former workers of the long defunct state company Minas Gerais de Mocambique (MAGMA), have occupied the tantalite mine at Muiane, in the central... Read more »

  • South Africa: SA, Chile Talk Trade, Mining

    South Africa and Chile are looking into advancing diplomatic, economic and trade ties, especially in the mining and energy sectors. Read more »

  • Angola: Geology Sector Discourages Illegal Inert Exploration


    Department of Geology, Mining and Industry in the central Bie province is sensitising the population that survive by trading of inerts through workshop on the preservation of the... Read more »

  • Mozambique: Mining Contract Signed With Kenyan Group


    The Mozambican government and the company Sol Mineracao Mocambique, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kenyan group Sunflag, signed a mining exploration contract in Maputo on... Read more »

  • Kenya: MP Shows Up in Malombe's Kitui Mining Meeting

    The Star

    Mwingi North MP John Mati, who had asked the Kitui Governor Julius Malombe to keep off the issues of limestone mining in his turf, on Wednesday attended a meeting called by the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Num Signed a Two-Year Agreement With Eskom [press release]


    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) today signed a two-year wage agreement on behalf of its members with Eskom. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Foreign Miners Moving to Nigeria


    The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Mohammed Sada, said on Thursday that some foreign mining companies were divesting in African countries and moving to Nigeria. Read more »

  • Namibia: Phosphate Mining Nightmare

    New Era

    I'm not a scientist nor do I have much knowledge of science but one thing I'm sure of is the recent hype around phosphate mining in our sea waters around Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and... Read more »

  • South Africa: Two Years Later, Marikana Widow Calls for Showing of Miners Shot Down


    Saturday, 16 August, is two years since 34 miners were killed in the Marikana Massacre and Manthabang Ntsenyeho, wife of miner Andries Ntsenyeho, feels her husbands story still... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mining Firm Waits On Govt to Resume Operations

    The Herald

    Mutare-based miner DTZ-OZGEO Limited's alluvial mining operations are still in limbo following Government's directive this year to ban all alluvial mining activities citing fears... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Govt to Issue More Coal Prospecting Licences

    The Herald

    GOVERNMENT intends to issue more coal prospecting licenses while measures are being put in place to monitor progress made by investors who were granted special grants a few years... Read more »

August 07

  • Cameroon: 'We're Putting Order in the Mining Sector'

    Cameroon Tribune

    Dr Fuh Calistus Gentry, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development in an exclusive interview with Cameroon Tribune explains the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Miners Shot Down - 'This Documentary Is for Every South African' [analysis]

    The Daily Vox

    Social justice movement has started an online petition to get the SABC and eTV to air the explosive documentary Miners Shot Down on August 16th, the third anniversary... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria Withdraws 600 Mining Licences

    Premium Times

    The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mohammed Sada, said the Federal Government had withdrawn over 600 mining and extractive licences of companies that failed to comply... Read more »

August 06

  • South Africa: Marikana Widows Shed Tears in Women's Month [analysis]


    This women's month marks two years since the Marikana massacre. The widows of the workers killed by the South Africa Police Service in 2012 have since received their deceased... Read more »

  • Zambia: Kansanshi Gold Output Slumps

    Times of Zambia

    THE last quarter ended June 30, 2014 saw Kansanshi Mining record a three per cent drop in the production of gold, on account of lower grade of gravity recoverable metal in the... Read more »

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