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Mahenge Liandu mine design nearing completion

The mine design for investment group Armadale Capital’s Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, is being finalised, following a site visit by the project engineer. The mine design, which will be optimised to ensure high-grade areas are targeted first, will be included in a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the …

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Ethiopian sets target for its mining sector

The Ethiopian government has set a target for its mining sector to contribute around 10 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025. The sector contributed less than 1 per cent of Ethiopia’s GDP, 14 per cent of exports, 1 per cent of government revenue and was …

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Terex Trucks focuses on Benelux growth

With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region. The Benelux region is …

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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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Africa Must Benefit the Most From Mineral Wealth

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the time has come for Africa to benefit from its mineral wealth and be a producer of value-added goods. The President made the impassioned plea during the opening ceremony of the second Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Approximately 2 000 delegates …

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Govt’s efforts to curb illicit dealing in mining pays dividends

The Tanzanian government’s efforts to curb cheating in the mining industry, especially smuggling of minerals and gemstones has paid handsomely as the current revenue collections in the sector have shown a great increase as compared to previously. The current revenue collections reveal that they have risen to 470bn/- from an …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Law firm also joins the mining forum fray.

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the latest firm to partner the East and Central Africa Mining Forum, this is according to reports coming from Kigali, Rwanda. In partnering the event, the law firm joins other mining industry experts such as Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and …

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Growing Focus on Social Transitioning in Mine Closure

Social transitioning is a vital aspect of mine closure that can no longer be ignored. This was the clear message from the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure in Perth earlier last month. SRK is an independent, global network of consulting practices in over 45 countries on six continents. Its …

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