A nightmarish administrative error that nearly cost her her career did not stop this bright woman from graduating top of her class in Mining Engineering and landing her first job at Barrick Lumwana after just one interview. You’re relatively new...
Four big mines dominate Zambia’s copper production, complemented by several smaller players who also play an important role. All the mines are backed by a wide range of respected international investors. The Zambian government, through its investment-holding company ZCCM-IH, is...
KoBold Metals recently appointed Ms Mfikeyi Makayi as CEO of its copper unit in Zambia, making her the country’s first female head in a mining exploration company. What else has been happening at Mingomba? This infographic fills you in. To...
Copper mining can produce lucrative by-products. The most common one in Zambia is cobalt, which sells for five times more than copper on world markets. But the ultimate by-product for any copper mine is gold, and FQM’s Kansanshi mine in Solwezi...
In May 2022, First Quantum Minerals (FQM) reinforced its commitment to Zambia by investing $1.25 billion in an expansion project at Kansanshi, known as the ‘S3 project’. The project will extend the life of mine by 20 years, protect...
Zambia was once again among the world’s five least attractive jurisdictions for mining investment – that is, according to the Fraser Institute’s latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies. For members of Zambia’s Government, mining industry insiders, finance professionals –...
Taking care of the environment and taking care of business are not necessarily mutually exclusive. See how the use of natural farming methods enable Zambian farmers to get a better-quality crop, while preventing devastating soil erosion. https://youtu.be/jGC0TAo_9hg
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...
Producing copper is a fascinating multi-stage process, beginning with blasting – in which holes created during the drilling process are filled with explosives – and culminating in the smelting of copper ore into the metal we rely on in...
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...