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2014 – Issue 06

In depth: From mine to market, the challenges and solutions

Since the early 1800s Africa has supplied the world with precious mineral resources. However in recent years many promising deposits continue to remain undeveloped. To understand the reasons associated with this fact, Laura Cornish...

In depth: From road to rail, the political will IS there

Most of Africa’s railway line networks have less than 10% of the road transport market share. It is vital that this statistic changes or the mining industry’s growth and development on the continent will...

Zambia’s aggregates star bears fruit for mining boom

Zambia’s mining industry is experiencing phenomenal growth – in the copper sector primarily where annual production in 2015 is expected to be greater than the volumes achieved in the 1970s’ heydays. Infrastructure to accommodate...

Mbalam-Nabeba – A Central Africa mining game changer

Quality iron ore assets in Africa’s remotest regions hold no value unless they can be transported to the coast for export. Developing the continent’s infrastructure to ensure new project viability is being undertaken not...

Ghaghoo – A diamond in the rough

Gem Diamonds’ Ghaghoo kimberlite project in Botswana is nearing the end of its development race and will soon cross the finish line to change its status from developer to producer. This achievement, anticipated before...

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