A worker drives a vehicle at Zimplats' Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi, file. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
Implats Zimbabwe unit plans 185MW solar power plants

Impala Platinum Holdings Zimbabwe unit Zimplats plans to build two solar power plants with generation capacity of 185MW to power its operations...

2 days ago

Artisanal miners work at the Tilwizembe, a former industrial copper-cobalt mine, outside of Kolwezi, the capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 11 June, 2016. Reuters/Kenny Katombe
Congo's cobalt monopoly to set price floor for artisanal miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state cobalt buyer will put in place a price floor of $30,000 a tonne for the cobalt it buys from artisanal miners...

16 Jul 2021

A woman walks over pipelines crisscrossing Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nigeria 18 September, 2020. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde//File Photo
Factbox: Nigeria's oil overhaul faces last battles over fuel, northern drilling

Nigeria's lawmakers are on the cusp of clearing an oil industry overhaul that has eluded the nation for two decades...

15 Jul 2021

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Botswana begins first iron ore mining project

Botswana has begun work on its first iron ore mine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, as the country seeks rapid diversification from diamond mining...

14 Jul 2021

Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, 25 November, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Congo likely to start artisanal cobalt buying

The Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to start buying cobalt from artisanal miners within eight weeks as it aims to become the only legal buyer from miners in the informal sector...

By Pratima Desai & Helen Reid 13 Jul 2021

Sandfire's T3 Motheo Mine. Source: Sandfire
Australia's Sandfire gets go-ahead to build Botswana copper mine

Australia's Sandfire Resources Ltd said it has been granted a mining licence and can start constructing a copper mine in Botswana's Kalahari copper belt...

8 Jul 2021

A Zimbabwean miner works underground at Metallon Gold mine in Shamva, about 80 km north of the capital Harare, June 14, 2011. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
Zimbabwe to allow miners to export portion of their gold

Zimbabwe's central bank will allow large-scale gold mining companies to directly export a portion of their bullion, an official said, as the bank gradually eases its control of gold trading in the country...

29 Jun 2021

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How mining survived the pandemic

Mining is one of Africa's most important industries. It has contributed significantly to economic growth, has been instrumental in the development of infrastructure and is a major driver for improved socioeconomic indicators ...

By Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 23 Jun 2021

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
Glencore says to restart Congo's Mutanda mine towards end of 2021

Commodity trader and miner Glencore said on Tuesday it will restart operations at the world's largest cobalt mine, Mutanda in south-east Democratic Republic of Congo, towards the end of this year and return to production in 2022...

By Hereward Holland 22 Jun 2021

A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. Debswana Diamond Company/Handout via Reuters.
Botswana unearths world's third largest diamond

A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government...

By Brian Benza 17 Jun 2021

The logo of the Brucutu mine owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Sao Goncalo do Rio Abaixo, Brazil February 4, 2019. Reuters/Washington Alves
Vale to pay $2.5bn to settle liabilities in Mozambique mine corridor

Miner Vale SA will settle in advance liabilities of around $2.5bn related to the project finance for the Nacala logistic corridor (CLN) that serves a coal mine in Mozambique, the company said in a securities filing on Tuesday...

By Marta Nogueira 9 Jun 2021

Obuasi Mine. Image: AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold Ashanti suspends Obuasi output, cost guidance after underground collapse

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it would suspend its annual production and cost guidance for its Ghanaian Obuasi mine after operations were suspended when a miner went missing...

By Tanisha Heiberg 27 May 2021

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, September 30, 2015. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
Glencore to restart operations at Mutanda copper, cobalt mine in 2022

Commodity trader and miner Glencore plans to restart operations at Mutanda - the world's biggest cobalt mine that also produces large amounts of copper - in the Democratic Republic of Congo next year...

By Pratima Desai 19 May 2021

Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

By Andy Home 14 May 2021

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

By Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

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Botswana must curb diamond reliance: president

After a year in which coronavirus restrictions caused a slump in diamond exports, Botswana's president said on Thursday that the country needs to diversify its economy...

By Matthew Larotonda 15 Feb 2021

Mopani Copper Mine. Image: ZCCM
Glencore sells Mopani stake to ZCCM

Glencore subsidiary, Carlisa has signed an agreement to transfer its 90% interest in Mopani Copper Mines to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), the owner of the remaining 10% interest in Mopani, for $1 and the transaction debt...

19 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

A creuseur or digger, descends into a tunnel at the mine in Kawama, Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images
As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020



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