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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for February has been moved to May 2022. Organisers of the event said the decision was made following extensive consultation with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government ministers. “Collectively we decided, due to ongoing challenges …

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The African Oil & Gas Sector Needs An Energy Boost

The past 18 months have torn through industry and sector globally, leaving behind complex layers of economic instability and financial growth uncertainty. For the oil and gas sector, these months have hit the bottom line like a hammer – as the African Energy Chamber (AEC) Africa Energy Outlook 2021 report …

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Tin, aluminium expected to outperform other base metals

Due to robust demand and restricted supply, tin and aluminium prices are expected to outperform the rest of the basic metals complex in the second half of 2021, according to Antaike, a state-backed Chinese research agency. “Tin and aluminium are still much stronger than other metals, followed by nickel and …

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Smart Technology Transforms Access to Energy

Changing the face of energy consumption and innovation demands big and bold ideas. It asks that organisations, sectors, and service providers invest in solutions that change how energy is consumed, created, and managed. And the mining sector has been meeting these big and bold requests head-on. This sector, facing complex …

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Kibo dispose coal project, eyes clean energy projects

…as coal rush fade away Kibo Energy has announced intentions to refocus, dispose of coal energy projects to focus on renewable energy opportunities. Kibo’s blueprint is in line with the company’s refocused strategy centred on sustainable renewable energy solutions. The development comes following the positive results of an extensive due …

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Pollution from quarrying could force Mijikenda people to leave ‘sacred forest’

Hillary Mwatsuma intoned a prayer to the ancestors who had been laid to rest within Kaya Kauma, one of 45 sacred woodland settlements dotted along Kenya’s southern coast, since the 16th century, wearing a cowry shell crown and traditional regalia. Until the population relocated downwards into neighbouring communities in the …

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High-pressure water mist fire fighting benefits

Fires are unpredictable and can spontaneously combust and start anywhere at any time, with disastrous consequences. Imagine being stranded on a ship, in the middle of the ocean and a fire spontaneously occurs. The fire brigade would be out of reach and your only saving grace might be to jump …

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African gov’ts pushing mining companies to consider renewable energy

Governments and investors around the world are putting growing pressure on industries to minimize pollution, and this, combined with favourable economics and the need for reliable and cost-effective power, is pushing mining companies to consider renewable energy. Centamin, a gold miner listed on the TSX and the London Stock Exchange, …

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Uganda considering a cabinet-approved draft mining law allowing gov’t to buy stakes in private mining companies

As early as this week, Uganda’s Parliament could consider a cabinet-approved draft mining law allowing the government to buy stakes in private mining companies. According to reports, the draft mining law could impose harsh penalties for violations in the sector, including prison terms of up to seven years, citing a …

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