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Fighting the good fight: COVID-19 vaccine to include mining communities

Mining communities in South Africa are among those who have been disproportionally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Vehicle manufacturer looks to assist artisanal cobalt miners

Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.
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An in-depth analysis on mining in Nigeria

The economy has been growing slowly since the oil price slump of 2014. The volatility of oil prices has negatively impacted growth.
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Africa Mining Forum will highlight investment and exploration

"Looking ahead, collaboration between government, civil society and the private sector will play an important role in helping African economies and supply chains rebuild."

Spotlight on artisanal and small-scale miners in their time to shine

The public and private sectors in Nigeria are inextricably linked by unsecured gains within artisanal and small-scale miners.
Nigeria Mining Week Digital Event investment session

Solid Minerals Development Fund creates huge excitement at Digital NMW

SMDF to act as a catalyst to spur development of Nigeria’s mining sector by undertaking targeted sustainable, profit-oriented investments.
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Common oversights in the formalization of artisanal mining

The sector has evolved full cycle and has a robust value chain that involves various players from the mining site to the global market.
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Championing the cause for artisanal miners in the DRC

More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.
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Fresh thinking needed: unlocking the potential of SA’s ‘Zama Zama’ sector

"In my research I conducted a series of qualitative interviews with Zama Zamas, civil society and mining houses." - Dr Vidette Bester
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Mining major backs Fair Cobalt Alliance launched in the DRC

The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) was launched in August 2020 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to poor economic, social and working conditions for many mining communities in the cobalt supply chain.

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