With copper now hovering around $6 000 a tonne, the red metal is enjoying its strongest and most sustained price rally since the depths of the global commodity slump in January 2015, when it was languishing at around $4...
Which country employs more expatriates in their mining industry as a proportion of the overall mining workforce – Canada or Zambia? No, it’s not Zambia. The answer is Canada. The country is one of the world’s major mining destinations, and...
Bustling town. Business Centre. Friendly people. These are some of the reasons why Kitweans love their town. This video explores the town, businesses, and people of Kitwe. Watch the video below.
There’s a clear sense of optimism in government circles about the future of the mining industry, particularly around the stability of the regulatory and fiscal regime, a stronger copper price and increased production, which the government projects will reach...
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...
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,...
See, in this video, how women are occupying increasingly important positions in Zambia’s mines, doing work that would have appeared unthinkable 20 years ago. Watch the video below.
Anthony Mukutuma currently runs First Quantum Minerals’ Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania. In this interview, he talks about his career path, life in Mauritania and what it’s like to be a Zambian in a foreign country. 1. From Zambia...
It’s not so much a truck as a double-storey building on wheels – you have to climb a full flight of stairs just to get to the balcony that leads to the driver’s cabin. Once in the driver’s seat, you’re...
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,...

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