ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEVER: During the construction of FQM’s Sentinel Mine, thousands of trees had to be cut down to clear the land. It was an unusual opportunity for FQM to build a sawmill that that employs local people and uses...
See how schoolkids in a rural school embrace technology, as their class goes from textbooks to electronic books. The result is improved learning, greater interaction between children and more fun all round.
It’s still early days, but something quite remarkable is happening in certain agricultural lands in Zambia. It is already protecting grazing lands, reducing smoke pollution and boosting farmers’ incomes. It’s called holistic land and livestock management, and it has the...
Zambia is blessed with abundant rain that makes its soil one of the most fertile in the world; but the downside is that when this rain is extreme, it can wreak havoc with local infrastructure.This happened in January 2017,...
l earn about how Barrick Lumwana mine in North-Western province has empowered villagers in the community by giving them cows and helping them to build a business selling milk. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/Aw5ZteskTEo
This video shows how villagers in mine communities in North-Western province make environmentally friendly charcoal out of waste maize cobs, then sell it for profit. This reduces deforestation in the area, while helping communities to generate additional income.
When the phone rang on the desk of Mopani's Chief Financial Officer, John Chiwele, one rainy afternoon in February this year, little did he know it would test his and the company's ability to deal with a crisis in...
What motivates many poor rural children near Chibuluma Mine to attend school is not just a great education, but also the chance to wear a school uniform for the first time. “The children are immensely proud to be seen in...
After a speeding Kitwe-bound bus crashed on the Pedicle Road in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2016, killing more than 30 people and injuring several others, the first number surviving passengers called from their cellphones was 39-39 –...
One of the proudest achievements of the major mines in Zambia is how they have brought malaria under control in their neighbouring communities, and partnered with government in its National Malaria Control Programme. There are far fewer cases of malaria...

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