Matthew Banda didn’t exactly choose a career in mining. You could say, perhaps, that it chose him. His serendipitous entrance into the industry began with a roommate whose textbooks on mining engineering intrigued the young University of Zambia student,...
Munali Nickel Mine’s exciting relaunch of operations in April 2019 is the result of no less than $50 million of investment by Consolidated Nickel Mines, and a culmination of almost four years of hard work and determination by the...
Blasting is a key component of mining. Boiled down to its most essential elements, it involves drilling holes, placing explosives inside those holes, detonating the explosives, and clearing away the matter that’s been displaced. These steps are then repeated...
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...
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...
Copper is back and it is here to stay, experts said during last week’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Green energy, clean tech such as electric vehicles and digital innovations are key role players. The past decade...
The classic scenario, played out in countless books and movies, is that of the small-town girl who escapes to find her fortune in the big city. This one, however plays out in reverse: Mwansa Mambwe from Lusaka leaves the...
Chris Vermuelen is a mining veteran of the old school: an amiable, straight-talking leader with more than 30 years of global experience and a fondness for checked short-sleeved shirts. His big thing is relationships – get people to understand...
You know you have one of the world’s most sophisticated underground copper mines when people from as far afield as Germany and Switzerland come to visit it and walk away impressed. “Foreign visitors can’t believe that an African country has...
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,...

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