Since ZCCM-IH announced its decision to take a share of Kansanshi’s quarterly revenues in lieu of dividend payments, there’s been no shortage of uncertainty about what this really means. Confusing media reports haven’t helped, and often the truth gets buried along the way. Here, Mining For Zambia cuts through the noise to lay out the facts that you ought to know about this agreement.

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To find out more details about ZCCM-IH’s agreement with Kansanshi, read our exclusive interview with ZCCM-IH’s Board Chair, Ms Dolika Banda, here.


See also: Saasa: Kansanshi agreement is a neat solution to a historical problem


  1. Would be good to give a graphical representation of this agreement with comparisons using typical production figures and revenues.

    • Fantastic idea, thanks Sam. Those figures are publicly available, and presenting them visually would surely be beneficial. A project for the New Year!

  2. Are there available current Zambian copper mining production costs per tonne based on the ore’s Cu%? Say, from 3% to 9%?

    • That’s a great question, David – thanks for raising it. While mining in underground mines is significantly more costly than in open pit mines, technology is an ever-changing variable. There are also different uses for different grades and types of copper, as you will know. Gathering the available data (and possibly presenting it visually) sounds like it would be a worthwhile exercise, and we will add this to our list of potential projects for the year. Thanks for the idea!