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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.

How will Zambia’s already weakened economy survive the mounting fiscal pressures of COVID-19? This is the central question tackled by a report presented by the Zambia Chamber of Mines on 23 July in Lusaka. The free-to-download report, The Road to...
‘Value addition’ is a longstanding aspiration within Zambia’s mining sector that isn’t always straightforward to implement. Kansanshi Mining Plc’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Bruce Lewis, came up with an idea for adding value to Zambia’s copper several years ago...
The coronavirus has presented Zambia with several immediate and foreseeable health-related and economic challenges, but North-Western Province’s largest mines have wasted no time in responding. Both Barrick Lumwana and First Quantum Minerals (‘FQM Zambia’) have pledged significant funds and...
For almost three months, COVID-19 has devastated the healthcare systems of some of the world’s most developed countries, killing thousands of people every day since it spread from its epicentre in China in January. The virus’ 14-day incubation period...
One of the biggest challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is access to finance. In Zambia, where the cost of borrowing money is prohibitively high, this reality is even harsher. Yet SMEs can provide a much-needed boost to...
Resettling a community of people from homes that they have lived in for most of their lives is never easy. International guidelines for preparing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) very clearly state that people who are physically or economically...
At Mining for Zambia, we often talk about the world’s growing appetite for copper, but it can be difficult to fathom just how quickly demand is soaring. Try this: an additional 7 million tonnes of the red metal will...
Good Nature Agro grew out of a chance meeting between Sunday Silungwe and Carl Jensen at Zambia’s International Development Design Summit. Silungwe’s background in developmental studies and Jensen’s passion for agricultural development sparked conversations about post-harvest loss, and the...
If you raise the tax rate you get more tax revenue, right? Not necessarily. Raising tax rates beyond a certain point can have the opposite effect, and actually produce lower taxes.Did you know? Governments receive more taxes from increasing production than...
The Zambia Chamber of Mines has released a report on the impact of the Government’s proposed Sales Tax. In case you haven’t had time to read it, here are the key take-aways: The research illustrates that many Zambian mining...

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