Friday , September 18 2020
Home / Features

Features

Tanzania publish regulations concerning graphite exports

The Government of Tanzania has officially published regulations concerning graphite concentrate exports. The updated regulation continues the policy of maintaining a minimum graphite concentration of 65% total graphitic carbon and payment of royalties as conditions of export. The 2020 regulations revoke 2019 The Mining Guidelines of 2019. Black Rock has …

Read More »

WearCheck moves to Westville

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory also moved to the same premises. WearCheck’s new laboratory and offices are at No. 4 The Terrace, Westway Office Park, Westville. Managing director of WearCheck, Neil …

Read More »

Pix4D and SAP start a joint innovation project for the 3D inspection of transmission masts

Lausanne, Switzerland, Pix4D, technology pioneer and market leader in industrial photogrammetry software solutions, announces that it is starting a joint innovation project with SAP® to open up the market for drone-based, digital 3D inspections for telecommunications companies. SAP, a global leader in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, has included Pix4D …

Read More »

Authorities are probing the disappearance of hot springs in Mashyuza cell

The news about the fading of the hot spring has been circulating on social media with some people blaming cement producer -CIMERWA for triggering the degradation while using detonators to extract stones. Institutions in charge of Water Resources, Disaster Management, Environment Protection and Mining are probing the disappearance of hot …

Read More »

Tanzania’s instant millionaire hits another jackpot

Accidentally millionaire, Saniniu Laizer, has discovered yet another giant violet-blue stone weighing 6.3 kilograms (13.9 pounds). This is within two months of becoming a millionaire overnight in June after his mining company discovered two rough Tanzania gemstones worth $3.4 million and believed to be the largest in the world. Laizer, …

Read More »

DRC exploring solutions to tame a weakening local currency against the US dollar

The Governor of the Central Bank of Congo (BCC), Deogratias Mutombo, believes that the current depreciation of the local currency is caused by the lack of repatriation of foreign earnings by mining companies into Congolese monetary circulation. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have indicated they will tighten controls …

Read More »

Shanta completes acquisition of West Kenya.

Tanzania gold miner Shanta Gold has completed the US$14.5 million acquisition of West Kenya across the border in Kenya, from Barrick Gold (now a 6% Shanta shareholder), and plans to start infill and extension drilling soon to try to build out the current resource of 1.2Mt grading 12.6gpt (1.18Moz) and …

Read More »

Mining licensing ban affecting investment

Stakeholders in the Kenyan mining industry believe that the moratorium to renew mineral licences imposed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining last December is affecting the sector. The Kenya Chamber of Mines (KCM) and other stakeholders in the mining industry are calling on the government to lift a ban …

Read More »

Middle East, Africa mining industry increased by 16.7% in the second quarter

Data and analytics company GlobalData’s deals database shows that overall deal activity in the Middle East and African metals and mining industry increased by 16.7% in the second quarter. Twenty-eight deals worth $1.44-billion were announced for the region during the quarter, against the last four-quarter average of 24 deals. Of …

Read More »

Concerns raised over Acacia mining deal

Several leaders from the Western Kenya region among them Amani National Congress (ANC) chief Musalia Mudavadi, his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula and Sabati MP Alfred Agoi have sought details about the gold exploration and how Acacia Mining acquired mining rights. They said this as pressure mounts on the government to …

Read More »