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Zambia’s decline against DRC’s copper production

The decline in Policy Perception Index score in Zambia showed an sharp drop, down from 65.25 recorded in 2018 to 38.50 in 2019.

Mines can’t ignore carbon tax; but they can control it

Mining is one industry that needs to gear itself for phase 2 of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act which will commence in mid-2022.

Mining Review Africa Issue 4 2020

I am writing this month’s editor’s note from the quiet of my home – on the eve of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to escalate.

Lucapa raises $5.25 million for operational expenses

Lucapa intends to use the funds raised to advance the search for the primary kimberlite sources of the high-value Lulo alluvial diamonds.

Angola approves Pensana Rare Earths’ mining title

“The mining title is a major milestone for Pensana in the development of the Longonjo project and we are delighted to have reached it so quickly."

The DRC should become the largest mining economy in Africa

"Progress being made on mining and exploration projects, notably the world class Kamoa-Kakula copper-cobalt project and Kipushi zinc project, is exciting."

Lesotho green-lights operations at Letšeng

There have been no reported instances of any Covid-19 positive test cases in Lesotho, at the Letšeng mine or any of the Company’s international operations.

DMRE issues directive on start-up procedures

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued a directive to all mining operations to ensure safe start-up procedures. The directive comes as the sector prepares to ramp up to 50% of capacity. The directive is issued to ensure compliance with Section 5(1) of the Mine Health and Safety Act (Act No. 29 of 1996), as amended, which […]

Coal finance is heading to its terminal conclusion

After a decade of deflation in renewable energy costs approaching 10% annually, and an extended global economic lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the credit appeal of coal-fired power plants has never looked worse.

Katanga Mining implements cash preserving measures at KCC

Given the increased macro-economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Katanga Mining has implemented a number of measures to minimise cash outflows at its 75%-owned subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company, which operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo.