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20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled

The biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

1 day ago

The DRC and China's Sicomines: why future deals should be different

It was confidently billed at the time as the "deal of the century". The Sino Congolaise des Mines (Sicomines) was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was agreed in 2007...

By Andoni Maiza Larrarte & Gloria Claudio-Quiroga 3 Apr 2019

Canada shows interest in mining investment

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of policy cohesion, infrastructural constraints and, in some instances, politics across Africa are clearly seen as deterrents, but there is great potential to attract investment if these issues can be addressed.

1 Apr 2019

Debswana extends life of Jwaneng Mine

Debswana Diamond Company plans to extend the life of Jwaneng Mine to 2035, which is expected to yield an estimated 53-million carats of rough diamonds from 44-million tonnes of treated material, through its Cut-9 project...

22 Mar 2019

Beneficiation is touted as a silver bullet. Why it might not be

Like other mineral producing countries, South Africa has considered implementing beneficiation policies to stimulate development...

By Wouter Bam & Karolien De Bruyne 14 Mar 2019

Zim to relax mine ownership rules

When the Zimbabwean government announced it would relax the indigenisation and economic empowerment regulations in late 2017,it was restricted to the platinum and diamond mining sectors only...

11 Mar 2019

Equatorial Guinea joins extractive industry transparency initiative

Equatorial Guinea has received the official backing of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat, which seeks to address key governance issues of transparency and accountability...

21 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperous

Africa is home to 30% of the world's mineral reserves. The irony is that a continent that is so rich in minerals is home of the world's poorest people...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: World's first fully automated mine

Technology will breathe new life into an old mine when Syama gold mine in south Mali is becomes the first fully-automated mine in the world...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: Making mining matter?

The governmental mismanagement of the past nine years has impacted on the mining industry. But what would happen if the sector grows?

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Renewables cut costs at remote mines

Despite concerns that intermittent renewables such as solar and wind could affect the reliability of power supply, mining companies are adopting wind and solar to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines...

1 Feb 2019

Anglo American releases its Q4 2018 production report

Anglo American reports a 7% increase in total production on a copper equivalent basis...

24 Jan 2019

Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experience

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies...

14 Jan 2019

Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

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