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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 global shutdowns following the outbreak of Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works for companies in virtually every industry. But, when a company’s only means of selling their products is getting 150 people into an auction room for...
The findings of a May 2022 report – which takes a deep dive into First Quantum Minerals' US$1.36 billion dual expansion of Kansanshi’s operations and the bringing online of Enterprise Nickel Mine – have laid bare the potential for...
With His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema’s drive for a New Dawn for Mining in Zambia, ZCCM-IH – which holds stakes in many of the country’s mining operations – appears to have entered a new and dynamic phase. Mining For Zambia...
In a wide-reaching and much-anticipated new report, due to be released on 27 May 2022 by Premier Consult, renowned economist Prof. Oliver Saasa has joined forces with economic statistician Mr. Shebo Nalishebo to delve into an under-researched subject of...
The ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba’ has long been an event that brings together investors, political leaders, commodity traders, and companies across the mining value chain to network and, crucially, to identify investment opportunities during four busy days at...
Zambia’s new Government has big plans for the mining sector, with President Hichilema hoping to see the country add some 1.2 million tonnes to annual copper production within a matter of years. While current operations have potential to increase...
Disruptions to trading in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have put nickel in the spotlight this month. Mining For Zambia sums up what we ought to know about the critical mineral right now. 1. Nurturing the mining of...
The process of shifting from a reliance on fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is a mammoth undertaking, but the fact that technology for harnessing green energy is ever improving is, perhaps, a silver lining. So, too, are...
Hot on the heels of the latest Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (ZEITI) report, which illustrates how significant the mining sector's contribution is, President of the Zambia Chamber of Mines Dr Godwin Beene sets out what's necessary for a...
With Zambia’s mining sector routinely accused of tax avoidance, Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and outright corporate theft, the latest report released by the Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (ZEITI) is a breath of fresh air in a post-truth world...

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