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...
If you thought going to the mall or shopping online represents the ultimate in spending, think again. When it comes to serious shopping, nothing beats procuring supplies for a major mine. It involves shopping for tens of thousands of items,...
Ever wondered how electricity gets into your home? In this short animation, we give you a basic users guide to the three stages of electricity, and what it takes to get electricity to various customers. Watch the animation below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TImaMiFFQM&feature=youtu.be  
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...
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...
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...
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 24-year nationalisation period (1973-1997), during which Zambia’s mining industry was in government hands, has left a noteworthy legacy – a reservoir of high-level mining skills that has served the country well. One of the crowning achievements of that era...
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...
Electricity and labour are the most important elements in the cost structure of the average Zambian copper mine, and together account for up to 50% of total operating costs. It means that even small increases in these two cost components...

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