Global players from mining sectors around the world gathered at the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba’ from 3-6 February at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to discuss the latest trends in mining, to network and, above all, to...
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,...
As we discussed last week, the COVID-19 pandemic – whilst first and foremost a public health emergency – is creating a global economic crisis in its wake, which could cause longer lasting disruption than the virus itself. For the...
Joe Mtonga grew up on the Copperbelt, where his career in mining began at Copperbelt University. But, a few years later, when he moved to Southern Province to work at Munali Nickel Mine, he developed a sense of belonging...
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...
The long-term effects of constant changes to Zambia's mining tax regime on investment has been “massive”, and has resulted in many mining projects being abandoned or deferred, representing a potential investment value of billions of dollars. That’s according to Michael...
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...
One of the newest and most advanced copper smelters in the world is not in China or Canada or the United States, but right here in Zambia. This $900 million marvel of technology, which started operating in early 2015,...
Mining and aviation are worlds apart, yet they share a common feature – both are highly dangerous, and need skilled professionals who know how to handle life-threatening situations. Airline pilots spend hundreds of hours training on simulators, learning to handle...
How will the Government’s proposed Sales Tax affect ordinary Zambians? The Zambia Chamber of Mines' brand new report, A Tax Too Far: The economic impact of Zambia’s proposed Sales Tax, shows that local distributors of imported goods would be hit...

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