Konkola Copper Mines’ (KCM) new Chief Operating Officer, Mark Munroe, believes Zambia is a good mining address, and this is one reason he’s pushing the company into a new, long-term growth phase. It’s happening on the back of $1...
The atmosphere at the mining industry’s third annual Health and Safety Conference, held in Ndola last week, was particularly buoyant and positive – and for good reason: with less than two months to go before the end of 2017,...
As shoe brands go, it’s not exactly up there with the major high-street labels; but CLCs – pronounced “Clicks” – are slowly gaining a reputation on the Copperbelt as good-quality, hand-made shoes that won’t break the bank. CLC is an...
In what is an environmental world-first, a unique species of tree from India that can produce diesel fuel and other valuable by-products has been successfully planted on an area of disused mine-land outside the Copperbelt town of Chingola. It’s the...
See the fascinating process of copper production, from the blasting of ore from the ground all the way to the smelter, where it emerges as plated metal ready for export. Watch the video below.
No infrastructure, no power, no water, no labour, a deadly fire and a plunging copper price – these are just some of the challenges that were successfully overcome in the planning and construction of Lumwana Mine in North-Western province. When...
Hard-hat; thick socks and water-proof boots; headlamp with 48 hours of battery life; emergency breathing pack with oxygen for up to 30 minutes; ear plugs; heat-resistant gloves; safety goggles; overalls – it’s bit of a mission getting kitted up...
Right now, it’s little more than a hole in the ground; but six months from now, in the first quarter of 2018, this dusty building site in the North-Western province town of Kalumbila will be a $40-million manufacturing facility...
The subject of power – and tariffs in particular – has become a hot topic of conversation, not just among ordinary Zambians but also in the media; although this has helped to shed welcome light on the subject, there...
Operational challenges, declining ore grades and the need to contain costs have not prevented First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine from producing a sterling set of financial results at the end of 2016, and confirming its status as Zambia’s flagship...

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