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Economic Contribution

The economy of contribution takes place, in the manner of a general economy, alongside the market, public and gift economies: Through regulation by prices, public decision making and by the principle of reciprocity, the economy of contribution replaces regulation by the interactions of participation (both quantitative and qualitative) within an activity.

The country’s national election is just days away, but regardless of one’s politics or confidence in a party’s campaign, one thing is certain: If Zambia follows a path that leads to long-term, sustainable economic recovery, each and every citizen...
The Zambian Government’s collection of ZMW 40.1 billion in revenue and grants between January and May 2021 has been welcomed by the Secretary to the Treasury, which noted last month that the sums collected are “an impressive 43 percent...
Following Zambia’s 29 April 2021 mining indaba, at which the promise of a review of mining tax policies renewed hopes that the country may be back in the running as a viable investment destination, an online conference on 26...
In some ways it’s difficult to believe that over a year has passed since COVID-19 turned our world upside down. Zambia has escaped the large-scale tragedy of many countries, with the virus spreading at a relatively slow pace by...
With the promise of a review of mining tax policies, there is a sense in the international mining world that Zambia may be back in the running as a viable investment destination. First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has announced record...
After decades of combined experience in Government and on the ground in the mining industry, Dr. Godwin Beene's appointment as President of the Chamber of Mines holds much promise. Mining For Zambia spoke to Dr. Beene to understand what it would...
In this second interview with Veston Malango, the Copperbelt-raised CEO of Namibia’s Chamber of Mines ventures into the debate on ‘local content’ in the mining supply chain. Drawing upon his own experiences, he again illustrates how a collaborative approach...
According to Veston Malango, the Chamber of Mines of Namibia’s CEO, a rush of investment last year into Namibia's mining sector provides two instructive lessons for other countries. Firstly, that it may only take one decisive act to unblock...
Many of Kalumbila’s residents may find it difficult to remember a time when the well-planned town they live in ceased to exist. Yet, a little more than ten years ago, before construction of First Quantum Minerals’ Sentinel Copper Mines...
Copper prices reached a seven-year peak on 1 December 2020, hitting $7,719 per metric tonne amid renewed demand, attributed to factors including China’s economic rebound, and a growing appetite globally for copper-intensive clean energy technology and Electric Vehicles.  When mining...

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