Africa Down Under

Africa Down Under: It’s on my list of favourites!

I returned to the Johannesburg after a whirlwind week in Perth, Australia for the annual Africa Down Under conference – and what a week it was!
china

The end-game: China in Africa

ZAMBIA - Africa has an unfortunate history regarding colonialism. Is anyone is keeping a watchful eye on current perpetrator – China.
Financial

Financial institutions pledge to increase investment in Africa

Major Development Finance Institutions have agreed to join forces to help boost private investments in developing economies, particularly those in Africa.
Syrah Resources

Pre-Feasibility Study confirms Malawi based projects’ world-class status

Sovereign Metals PFS for its Malingunde project shows low capital and very low operating costs are at the bottom of the graphite supply cost-curve.
Botswana Diamonds

Botswana Diamonds nears diamond production from first mine

AIM-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds is advancing towards diamond production at the Thorny River project in South Africa.
Dubai Diamond Exchange

Lucara to recover more diamonds for FY2018 year than originally forecast

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp. has increased its 2018 forecast for ore mined from between 2.5 and 2.8 Mt to 2.9 and 3.1 Mt. This will consequently increase its diamond recovery from the original maximum of 290 000 carats to 350 000 carats.
South African

Regulatory uncertainty holds back South African mining sector

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill has loomed over South African mining firms since 2014.
pollution

Air pollution: The top 10 saints and sinners

Ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.
kenya

Will Kenya Mining Forum follow Electra Mining Africa’s lead?

With Electra done and dusted, I look forward to seeing an equally successful Kenya Mining Forum, taking place from 12 – 13 November 2018 in Nairobi.
Strandline

Stronger mineral sands prices increase Fungoni’s value

Strandline Resources' updated DFS for Fungoni project shows increases in forecast project financial returns and reduced implementation risk.
Endeavour Mining

Endeavour Mining declares maiden resource at greenfield exploration property

Endeavour Mining has declared a maiden resource estimate on the Lafigué target, located within the Fetekro greenfield exploration property in Côte d’Ivoire.

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