Nov 23, 2020
Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt, or EGC, signed an offtake agreement with commodity trading group Trafigura in a bid to fomalise artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jun 30, 2020
One of challenges to envisioning artisanal mining as a viable enterprise is that the economies of scale do not always make for a good business case.
May 19, 2020
Artisanal mining should not be shunned post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.
May 19, 2020
Artisanal mining should not be left to collapse post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of many communities.
May 11, 2020
Listen to the recorded discussion in which commodity trader Trafigura, NGO PACT, development organisation Global Communities and commodity research firm CRU Group shared their wins and aspirations for building a successful artisanal mining sector in the DRC and further afield.
Jan 9, 2020
Several artisanal miners have lost their lives in the small gold-mining site of Tiemba, southern Mali, where several women and men alike mine gold in the hope that one day, the sacrifices they have made will result in striking gold and making a few hundred euros to turn their lives around.
Diamonds & Gemstones
Oct 31, 2019
Petra Diamonds has launched an artisanal small-scale mining initiative. This follows a process of consultation and cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
Oct 2, 2019
The mining industry in Ghana is heavily plagued with the menace of illegal mining which occurs mostly in the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector.
Sep 25, 2019
Minelab is recognised as a leading developer and manufacturer of metal detectors for artisanal gold mining looking to establish itself in Nigeria.