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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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South African Mining industry committed to transformation

Regular engagement will ensure the creation of workable policy frameworks with clear implementation guidelines that will secure the effective transformation of this critical economic sector in South Africa. Promoting and enabling transformation is one of the Minerals Council’s five strategic goals, aimed in part at creating an enabling policy environment …

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Mineral revenues drop for Zambia

The devastating effects of Covid-19 on Zambia’s mining sector can be felt by the drop in total revenues collected in the past three months, the government reported on Friday. Sokwani Chilembo the Chief Executive Officer of Zambia Chamber of Mines said on Thursday that the country’s mineral revenues had suffered …

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ZCCM-IH may become a mining operator in future

ZCCM -Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), investment arm will run mines as an operator rather than a minority investor in future investments, as the government seeks a more active role in mining assets it holds. ZCCM-IH, controlled by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is a mining investment arm of Africa’s second largest copper …

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Endeavour Mining acquires Semafo

Canada’s Endeavour Mining said on Thursday it had completed the C$1 billion ($732 million) acquisition of smaller rival Semafo, which has created West Africa’s top gold producer. With the merger completed, Semafo’s president and chief executive Benoit Desormeaux has assumed the role of Endeavour’s new president. Semafo’s chief financial officer, …

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Tomra’s sensor – based ore sorting technology


Last March the European Commission announced its Circular Economy Action Plan as one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, this new EU action plan promotes the idea of a circular economy and fosters sustainable processes along the entire life cycle of products, aiming to ensure that the …

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50% production increase for Afritin

AFRITIN aimed to increase production from the first phase of its Uis project in Namibia by 50% following an optimisation study which also planned mining lithium ore in order to generate by-product revenue. The first phase optimisation plan, which was interrupted by COVID-19 related lockdown regulations in Namibia, will ultimately lead …

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