The 8 May 2022 announcement that Enterprise Nickel Mine would be brought online within 12 months after a final $100 million cash injection from First Quantum Minerals (FQM) was met with much fanfare, during a buoyant week for Zambia...
In August 2015 when First Quantum Minerals’ Sentinel mine came online, it represented the single-largest upfront infrastructure investment in Zambia since the Kariba Dam. It took a sum of US$2.1 billion to get the mine to the point of...
Your time to shine has arrived, dear reader! Mining for Zambia's annual quiz is back, giving you the chance to show off your knowledge of Zambia’s biggest sector. If you’re a regular reader, get ready to share your...
Following International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, let’s take a moment to celebrate the strides towards gender equality that are being made every day of the year at major mining companies across Zambia. Around the country, women have...
Producing copper is a fascinating multi-stage process, beginning with blasting – in which holes created during the drilling process are filled with explosives – and culminating in the smelting of copper ore into the metal we rely on in...
It’s that time of year again! If you’re a regular visitor to Mining for Zambia, your knowledge will shine through in our annual quiz. And, if your memory has already gone on holiday, don’t worry! All the...
How will Zambia’s already weakened economy survive the mounting fiscal pressures of COVID-19? The Zambia Chamber of Mines’ brand new report, The Road to Recovery: A policy brief for a post-COVID Zambian economy, offers a narrow pathway to redemption...
In Part 1 of Zambia’s history of copper production, we reflected on the country’s progression from the early days of large-scale production of the red metal almost 100 years ago, to the challenges that led to the re-privatisation of...
This year’s Africa Day on 25 May commemorated the 57th anniversary of 32 leaders’ establishment of the Organisation of African Unity, today the African Union. In marking the holiday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa described Africa’s COVID-19 response as...
Employment laws should strike a balance between promoting the rights of workers, and ensuring businesses remain profitable enough to provide for broad employment.  The Employment Code Act (ECA) has been widely criticised for disrupting this balance since it was first...

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