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Nigeria Mining Week is a crucial event

Nigeria’s mining industry is showing good signs of recovery and potential for the future says George Apostolopoulos, Managing Director of HMD Mining.
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Communities to benefit from mining through “social licences to mine”

The Mining Sector cannot be looked at in isolation – it is the "engine room" of every economy in a country with substantial mineral resources.

WorleyParsons advisory business Advisian delivers rail infrastructure in Africa

WorleyParsons's advisory business, Advisian is rapidly becoming a prominent provider of rail advisory and engineering services in Africa, offering independent management and strategic advisory services for the railway sector. Advisian’s rail practice deals primarily in...

Kwikspace supports infrastructure repair work in Mozambique after flooding

Heavy rains and major flooding left areas of Mozambique in a dismal state last year, having damaged major infrastructure such as roads, bridges and rail networks. In addition, significant damage to the powerline leading to...

African governments must enable pit to port projects

Governments in Africa must create an environment where pit to port projects can get off the ground for the benefit of widespread development on the continent, says Frans Pienaar, chairman of Inyatsi Construction, a...

SMEC: African mining industry has strong potential for long-term growth

While the continent’s abundance of commodities is already helping meet global demand, Africa is set to see a growth in secondary industries related to mining. This is likely to result in exponential growth in the...

Côte d’Ivoire Burkina Faso railway overhaul likely to produce major cargo cost savings

Côte d'Ivoire/Burkina Faso – While the recently announced Côte d'Ivoire Burkina Faso railway link overhaul is likely to yield significant cargo cost savings, it may cause medium-term disruptions. This is according to law firm ENSAfrica,...

Is Chinese investment in Africa threatening non-Chinese investment?

Tanzania – Several Chinese-funded projects have been implement in the East African country of Tanzania in the past few years, which raises the question as to whether Chinese investment in Africa will crowd out...

Informed project management decisions vital in current mining climate

With on-going pressure in the current mining climate on commodity prices and the subsequent trend of downsizing project pipelines, resource operations and consulting engineers are faced with increasingly-complex challenges. According to Gerrit Lok, general manager...

Zimbabwe indigenization: Infrastructure also at risk

Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe indigenization continues to see political risk rising as the economy struggles on and the battle of succession is increasingly coming to the forefront. The mining sector, which is a key growth driver for the...

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