It was just over a decade ago that Zambia was producing barely 400 000 tonnes of copper; and more than 80% of it came from the Copperbelt. By 2016, the situation had changed completely. Zambia’s copper production had shot up...
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...
Knowing the true cost of producing electricity efficiently in Zambia is the first step on the road to cost-reflective tariffs, Chamber of Mines president, Nathan Chishimba, has said. It is also the first step on the road to eventual reform...
It’s early days, and there’s still a lot of hard work to do. But there is finally a sense that one of Zambia’s oldest underground mines has turned a corner and is well on its way to becoming an...
After seven years of lying dormant under care and maintenance, Mabiza Resources and its London-based investor, Consolidated Nickel Mines (CNM), re-launched Munali Nickel Mine’s operations on 16 April 2019, following a $50 million refurbishment of the asset. Mining for Zambia...
Now with embedded video for more impact.Mining once had a reputation for being a dirty business, but not any longer. With the steady advance of efficient, environmentally friendly technology, the industry has discovered that clean business can also be...
Zambia is one of the ten least attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining investment, according to the Annual Survey of Mining Companies, released this week by the Fraser Institute, an independent think-tank, and the global benchmark for investors’...
AngloAmerican is a mining company whose operations straddle the globe. It made $1.6 billion of profit in 2016, employed more than 87 000 people, and paid $3.6 billion in wages and benefits. How does a Zambian schoolboy from St. Canisius...
The world's largest rope shovels, the world's largest trucks and more! Watch this amazing video of mining machinery at work in one of Zambia's biggest open-pit mines. Watch the video below:
Women are playing an increasingly important role in the Zambian mining industry, occupying positions of power and authority at all levels. Whether it’s at major mines in North-Western province or the Copperbelt, women can be found working as lawyers, engineers,...

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