What was your dream when you were at school? What did you want to become? To be honest, when I went to school – this was in the former Rhodesia – career aspirations were limited to the professionals that we...
To bring the best out of a rural school, building classrooms and providing textbooks are not enough; leadership training for teachers and headmasters is pivotal in unlocking a school’s full potential. This is what First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine in...
When Barrick Lumwana Mine agreed to build a new $5.5million dam on the Lumwana East River to provide clean drinking water for farmers and livestock, they had no idea it would end being much more. “Initially, there were some concerns...
How do you design a mining town that doesn’t depend on the mine? With a clear vision, significant financial resources and good town-planning skills. That’s the logic which has underpinned the design of Kalumbila a revolutionary mining town bordering...
It is undeniable that quality education is one of the key elements to unlock the African continent’s enormous potential for growth. Unfortunately, the quality of education is still lacking in most African countries. According to the Africa-America Institute’s State of...
Six days a week, 165 km a day, five hours of cycling – that’s the gruelling training regimen that Zambia’s national cycling team is subjected to in their intense preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This video...
They are so talented that it’s almost scary – in the space of barely three years, a group of underprivileged schoolchildren from informal settlements around Kitwe have become golfing prodigies, winning both local and international tournaments and putting Zambia...
In farming, productivity is the key to higher crop yields and higher incomes. That’s the lesson that FQM’s Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi has already imparted to nearly 30 000 local farmers. This video shows conservation farming in action, and...
“What are your career dreams – what do you want to be when you leave school?” Hannah, a Grade 11 student at Mutanda Secondary School in rural North-Western Province, does not hesitate in her answer. “I want to be an electrical...
The cheering from the women inside the church hall is deafening, and the singing and ululating can be heard hundreds of metres away. But it isn’t Sunday, and this is no church service; and it isn’t a sermon being...

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