The KCM saga has dominated headlines since a liquidator was appointed to run the Chingola-based mine in May, after ZCCM-IH (which owns approximately 20% of KCM) accused majority shareholders, Vedanta Resources, of breaching its licence.  On the one hand, there...
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...
VIRTUAL REALITY: Watch how drivers of some of the world’s largest mine trucks learn to drive their vehicles in simulators that replicate real driving conditions using virtual reality.
Bustling town. Business Centre. Friendly people. These are some of the reasons why Kitweans love their town. This video explores the town, businesses, and people of Kitwe. Watch the video below.
Because of the huge amount of work, heat and processing required to produce metals, mining is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world and accounts for an estimated 5% of global electricity consumption. In all mining countries, the...
The first indication that Kalumbila is a town with its eye on the future is when you land at the airport: although the airport is in the very early stages of construction and doesn’t even have a terminal building...
In this third article with renowned economist Professor Oliver Saasa, we ask for his views on the impact of Government’s COVID-19 relief measures* to date, seek his advice on possible further action, and ask for his reaction to the...
Sleeping in tents; fending off snakes; having a container for an office; and holding board meetings under a tree! Life wasn’t easy in NW province before the mines were built. Barrick Lumwana’s Sustainability Manager remembers. (Psst! Want to learn more...
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...
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,...

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