It's 7am and 13 young women are seated around a table in the centre of Nsanshi Art’s spacious workshop, sunlight streaming through the wide windows. Clamps and jeweller’s saws and torches lie on workstations around them, waiting for the...
We all know that mining activities can disrupt the land around mining sites. But how much do we know about the lengths that some mining companies go to rehabilitate this land?  This year, First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has committed to...
Many of us dream of a world in which girls are given as many opportunities as boys: opportunities to attend school, to stay in school, to be educated to the same standards and, ultimately, to fulfil their potential. But...
When President Hakainde Hichilema’s Government announced that, come 10 January 2022, education would be free for the country’s nearly 8 million children, it felt like a watershed moment to many Zambians, and a decision that would change the course...
If you find yourself at Solwezi’s Kyawama Market around 7am on a Saturday morning, you might catch a glimpse of ten young runners whizzing down the road towards their clubhouse at Kansanshi Foundation Institute, cheers of encouragement announcing their...
"It is difficult – if not impossible – to imagine a group, or a district, or a nation of people thriving without literacy. Basic literacy is, if we’re honest, a bare minimum: an essential building block of a much...
"W hen you think about sport and recreation in Zambia, cycling probably isn't the first activity that comes to mind. Back in 2014 when Kansanshi Mining Plc – one of two Zambian operations run by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) –...
"Nobody in today's mining industry disputes the need to develop local input to the supply chain,” to use the words of Veston Malango, CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Mines, and a Zambian who grew up on the Copperbelt....
When, in March 2020, Zambia became one of many countries around the world to close schools in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, no one could possibly have imagined how much school its learners would miss in...
As Nature’s Nectar – a mine-supported honey producer that is empowering Zambian honey farmers – has grown, new hires have followed. Davies Illunga was brought on as the company’s first full-time Field Supervisor in 2018, to oversee the work...