artisanal mining

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Cobalt collaboration in the DRC

“The demand for cobalt is anticipated to climb steadily over the coming years as, for example, the electric vehicle sector grows."
artisanal mining

Renewed focus on formalization of artisanal mining sector

Opportunities, minerals and time are finite therefore the policies that guide the mining sector should be structured with mindfulness.
Environmental

Environmental trends: what the future holds in store

Mining companies in Africa can look forward to an increased focus on issues of social impact in environmental regulations in 2020.
Tailings safety

Health, safety and environment regulations need to be reassessed

It will nearly be twelve months since the Brumadinho tailings safety disaster in Brazil which claimed over two hundred and fifty lives.
covid-19

Exhibition highlights plight of artisanal gold miners in West Africa

The International Organization for Migration regional office for West and Central Africa, is hosting an exhibition documenting the plight of artisanal gold miners in West Africa.
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Investment, infrastructure and innovation vital for 2020

As 2019 draws to an end it is important to reflect on the journey of the sector in the last 12 months and sift through the insights that it has offered.
ASM

Data disruption: the key to ethical battery supply chains in ASM

A new data study has delivered the first ever comprehensive picture of the state of ASM in cobalt, copper and conflict minerals.
government

The potential role of governments in mineral resources contracts

The utilization and exploitation of mineral wealth in any country is undertaken under the administration and direction of the presiding government.
cobalt drc

USAID fund ensures DRC mines operate transparently

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a new USAID-funded sustainable mine site validation in North and South Kivu in the DRC.
sustainability

The relationship between the mining industry and communities

Communities protesting active and potential mining projects and entities are being witnessed in many mineral rich countries across the globe.

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