“In the past four years, we’ve managed to send six of our students to the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to study in the School of Natural Sciences,” says Richard Kazadi, the Mutanda School’s headmaster. This is thanks...
Emmanuel Chewe was forbidden from playing tennis as a boy, but ended up becoming champion of Mufulira Tennis Club for eleven years running. Tennis gave him all kinds of opportunities – it sent him around the world – so...
It may come as a surprise that child marriage is still a serious problem in the communities around Solwezi. After all, you might have heard that the legal age for marriage in Zambia is eighteen, just like in most...
When torrential rains destroyed a bridge that some 5,000 Copperbelt residents relied on for going about their daily business in February 2016, Mopani Copper Mines Plc was not directly impacted. Nor was the mine affected by the July 2018...
The Copperbelt is the heart of Zambian rugby. Each town has its own rugby team, with the level of support and facilities varying from club to club. Since Mopani Copper Mines stepped in as the main sponsors of Mufulira...
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,...
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...
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...

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