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...
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...
It's every town-planner’s dream – the opportunity to start with a clean sheet of paper and build an entire town from scratch. That’s Kabitaka, a purpose-built town on the outskirts of Solwezi. It boasts more than 600 owner-occupied homes, commercial and...
The most interesting thing about the mining industry’s social investment in communities is not so much the money they spend, as the original and innovative ways in which they spend it. Over some 15 years, and through the design and...
Bream is one of Zambia’s most sought-after fish, and is served in top restaurants and hotels. So a bream fish-farm is likely to be a money-spinner. That’s exactly what Lubambe Copper Mine has done in a small village outside the...

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