Central Africa

Covering mining exploration, development, mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Commodities in these regions include copper, cobalt,


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Julian Gwillim, TEAL
vice president investor
relations and corporate
One of these is the depth of history it has in the areas where it operates. TEAL, once the African exploration arm of Avmin, is now 65% owned by African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and this legacy means that for many years it has had people and offices in two of the three countries where it has exploration projects, Zambia and Namibia, while the Zambian office also served TEAL’s activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In addition to its association with a mining group that has long operating knowledge of these regions, it also offers genuine country as well as precious and base metal risk diversification. It has invested significant exploration resources on projects covering gold, zinc, nickel and copper in those countries.

TEAL missed the opportunity that a group such as First Quantum Minerals took of building itself during a counter cyclic period, but it has a degree of early mover status in that it has been able to choose its ground well, having been in those regions in the form of Avmin for a long time. As a result it is not searching out ground at a market peak, having kept its holdings since the bottom of the cycle. TEAL was formed to allow a greater focus on the exploration and feasibility projects it has by ARM, as the latter has a strong portfolio of its own development projects in South Africa.


EPCM and project management service provider to the mining and minerals industries, TWP, has been appointed to design the headgear, shaft and underground infrastructure of the R1 billion (US$0.14 billion) Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Number Four Shaft Project.

TWP CEO Nigel Townshend says the project comprises a vertical shaft from the surface to a depth of 1,500 metres and a sub-vertical deepening of 500 metres. Grinaker LTA Mining will be the sinking contractor. “This prestigious project is the largest new mining venture in Zambia for many years, and will deepen the Konkola mine to access 250 million tonnes of copper ore and extend the life of the mine to 2032,” Townshend says


Following the go-ahead of Equinox Mineral’s Lumwana project in Zambia, the main contract of which was awarded to a joint venture between Ausenco and Bateman, construction activities are ramping up. The long life project will produce an average of 150,000 tonnes a year of copper. The measured and indicated Lumwana resource is 358 million tonnes containing 0.76% copper.

The Ausenco-Bateman joint venture has agreed to a commissioning date for the US$762 million project at the end of the first quarter of 2008. The joint venture’s portion of the contract is worth US$381 million.

New copper mine for Zambia

[img:Teal%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Teal’s Konkola North
Shaft in Zambia
]Livingstone, Zambia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 February, 2008 - Teal Exploration & Mining Incorporated - a growth-oriented mineral development and exploration company listed on the Toronto and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges – is on the point of confirming the launch of a new copper mining project in Zambia.

iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Developments) Central Africa

7 -9 October 2008
Kinshasa, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international) or 718 841 7109 (US)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international) or 413 487 6276 (US)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) DRC

3 - 4 October 2011
Kinshasa, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) Katanga Briefings

6 - 8 October 2011
Lubumbashi, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

Katanga assumes control of merged company

[img:Jan%2023%20Katanga_0.JPG|Nikanor waste crusher
and conveyer in
the DRC
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - Katanga Mining Limited this week assumed complete management and financial control of the new Katanga Mining – the company that has resulted from its merger with Nikanor plc, says a news release published here today.

The merger has brought about a company with a combined market capitalisation of around US$$3.3 billion (close to R25 billion). It brings together the adjacent properties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) owned by Katanga and Nikanor to create a major single-site operation.  

Record DRC production for Anvil Mining

[img:23%20Jan%20Anvil._0.JPG|The open pit at
Anvil’s Dikulushi Mine,
Katanga province
] Montreal, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - Anvil Mining Limited – listed on the Toronto and Australian stock exchanges and a leading copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – has registered record consolidated production of both copper and silver in the central African country in 2007.

SA company wins R1m DRC contract

[img:Truco%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Frontier Mining Project,
] – Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 21, 2008 - A South African company has won  three contracts worth a combined total of R3.5 million for the supply of pulp and slurry rubber hoses to major mining projects in three southern African countries.

The company revealed here today that its latest award is a R1 million contract to supply pulp and slurry rubber hoses to the US$448.7 million (R3.1 billion) Frontier mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The order has been placed by Canadian mining company First Quantum Minerals – majority stakeholders in the project.

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