We sat down to meet the charismatic person behind one of Mopani’s most important roles – Chief Services Officer, Senga Chitoshi – and found out how a “girl from Muf” ended up in the same industry as her father,...
Knowledge is power, and sometimes the best contribution one can make is to endow people with learning that will enable them to improve their lives. Take FQM Kansanshi’s programme to teach farmers in Solwezi how to grow maize more efficiently...
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...
In early 2020, First Quantum Minerals – through its Kansanshi Foundation – began funding a new training centre to provide women with jewellery-making skills, giving them an opportunity to become self-reliant. Adding value to copper from Kansanshi’s Solwezi-based mine...
First Quantum Minerals (FQM), best known in Africa as the operator of Zambia’s Kansanshi and Sentinel mines, has created an inspiring and entirely unique storytelling platform to give the world a glimpse into how its people contribute to their...
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...
Teenage girls in mining districts are being encouraged to resist early marriage, and instead focus on getting an education. "An education means they’ve got a shot at a career and a fulfilling life," says Bruce Lewis, CSR manager at FQM’s...
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.
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...