With almost four million school-age children in Zambia forced to stay at home since closures to prevent COVID-19’s spread began in mid-March, the disruption to these children’s education cannot be overstated. Government e-learning schemes and television programming may have...
Abigail has known that she was HIV positive for as long as she can remember. But that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old finds it easy to live with her status. In 2016, three years after joining the Integrated HIV/AIDS Programme...
Davies Ilunga is a passionate honey farmer from Northwestern Province, and the first full-time Field Supervisor at Nature’s Nectar, a sustainable honey company that was started in 2018. Mining For Zambia chatted to him about his beekeeping journey, and...
Let’s take a moment to look back at one of the 2019 success stories that’s worth celebrating: The farmers following Kansanshi’s Conservation Farming Program who have turned their subsistence farms into profitable businesses! When, in 2010, Kansanshi Mining PLC offered...
Locals in Northwestern Province certainly aren’t strangers to honey farming, where this ancient practice has been a form of livelihood for many decades. But, over the years, as demand for Zambian honey has grown almost as rapidly as deforestation,...
Optimism about the future of Zambia’s mining industry came face to face with pragmatism and a healthy sense of the sector’s challenges at a lively roundtable discussion in Lusaka on 14 October. The roundtable event, Mining in Zambia: What...
Education is a vital “building block” to prosperity in any society. In Mufulira, Mopani Copper Mines Plc’s recent construction of a new classroom block at Butondo Primary School has come to symbolise much more. It was the parents of children...
Mrs Mweetwa and her son explain how their biogas stove works. They moved to this 15 hectare farm from a 10 hectare plot as part of Munali Nickel Mine's Resettlement Action Plan, and can now sell their surplus crops.
We were all teenagers once. Most of us still remember the thrill of transformation and discovery that accompanied our adolescent years. Yet, all too often, we recall this time in our lives with the indispensable hindsight that comes with...
When David first found out that he was HIV positive, it was like the world was caving in around him. For his wife Faith, it was even more of a shock. Although her husband’s HIV test results were positive,...

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