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2013 – Issue 12

Swakop Uranium’s Husab mine on track

In November 2012 construction started at Swakop Uranium’s Husab Project; a deposit discovered in February 2008. The investment of US$2.5 billion will see the construction of one of the largest uranium mines in the...

De Beers sight-holding relocation complete

The relocation of sights from London to Gaborone in southern Africa underpins the long-term future of the partnership between De Beers and Botswana, and is another significant step in the country’s transformation into one...

Nigerian oil the only game in town – mining suffers under ongoing neglect

The establishment of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre office has gone some way to encourage further exploration for minerals in Nigeria. But potential investors are likely to look elsewhere until some of the major risks...

Kibali produces first gold targeting nearly 600 000oz in 2014

The new Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could be the catalyst for substantial long-term value creation in the country if it is handled correctly by all its stakeholders. Randgold...

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