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,...
For some, a successful career unfolds neatly and easily, with few complications; for others, it has to be fought for every step of the way. Alick Kambenja’s inspiring story confirms the saying that it’s never too late to be...
Rail SI, the statutory instrument which compels mines and other businesses to transport 30% of their bulk cargo by rail, will not be enforced until Zambia Railways has increased its freight-carrying capacity and improved its infrastructure, board chairman Lubinda...
If you thought that a degree from university is all it takes to make a success in mining, think again. Sylvester Mwape, a chemical engineer at FQM’s Kansanshi Mine, says mining is a tough, demanding environment. How important is academic...

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