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Petra Diamonds investigates miner abuse

Petra Diamonds said it was investigating allegations by a British non-governmental organisation that subsistence miners who trespassed on the firm’s Williamson mine in Tanzania were detained, beaten and shot at, killing at least seven of them. The RAID report, based on research conducted between September 2019 and November 2020, alleged …

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Incentives to mining exploration companies-Rwanda

Rwanda says it has put in place an incentive package that seeks to attract investors to invest in mining exploration activities, part of the drive to strategically reposition the country’s mining sector in the region. The new incentive package was announced on Tuesday, November 10th, ahead of the Africa Mining …

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Hybrid solutions powering new mining frontiers

The restrictions on movement, distance, and access have significantly hit bottom lines and growth forecasts and this impact will likely be felt for some time to come. It’s a complex climate, but it’s one that can be managed with futureproof investment and planning. When it comes to energy, the mining …

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Danakali shares drop after loan set to fall through

Shares in Australia’s Danakali fell 7.5% to 31 Australian cents on Monday after the miner, which is trying to bring a potash project in Eritrea closer to construction, said its second loan tranche from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) was set to fall through. The Perth-based company said it was …

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Over 3.3% lose in production for South Africa

Mining production decreased by 3.3% year-on-year in August, Statistics South Africa reported on Tuesday. The largest negative contributors were gold (-14.8%), iron-ore (-18.1%) and coal (-4.0%), while the largest positive contributor was platinum group metals, or PGMs (12.7%). Seasonally adjusted mining production increased by 6.8% in August, compared with July. …

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Ivanhoe and CNMC announce partnership deal for Africa

Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines on Tuesday announced a deal with China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co. Ltd (CNMC) under which the companies would jointly look for African mining projects to explore, develop, or acquire. Ivanhoe’s co-chairmen Robert Friedland and Yufeng Sun said the strategic partnership would also see the companies, both …

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Electra Mining Africa Connect. It’s more than a show

From 7-11 September industry players will unite in celebration of Electra Mining Africa through participation in its live industry webinar series and product showcases, Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect.   For the last 46 years, Electra Mining Africa has been on the forefront of delivering the latest products, services and …

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Yet another discovery for Tanzania’s accidental millionaire

A small-scale artisanal miner in Tanzania who became an overnight millionaire in June after his mining firm found two rough Tanzanite gemstones worth $3.4 million, believed to be the world’s largest, has discovered yet another giant violet-blue stone weighing 6.3 kilograms (13.9 pounds). Saniniu Laizer, 52, was handed a dummy …

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Malawi looking to reform the Mining sector

Malawi government is taking reforms to the mining sector and control the trade in minerals with Vice-President Saulos Chilima holding orientation meeting with Minister of Mining Rashid Gaffar and officials from his ministry. Gaffar said the ministry is working major reforms to ensure that there are increased benefits to Malawians …

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