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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Failure to regulate artisanal mining in Kenya hinders revenue collection

Across Western Kenya, over 95 per cent of gold mining is unregulated, with corruption, political interference and bureaucracy rife. A trip to the Chamber of Mines to seek a licence is hell on earth for investors. Failure by the government to regulate artisanal gold mining has hindered not only controlling …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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