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"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...
Since Mining For Zambia first reported on Nature’s Nectar, a mine-supported startup that is empowering Zambian honey farmers, the sustainable honey producer has gone from strength to strength. When, in 2018, Nature’s Nectar began introducing sustainable honey farming practices...
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...

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