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Gecamines Seeks Bigger Bite from Copper and Cobalt JVs in DRC Overhaul

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned miner, Gecamines, is embarking on a strategic overhaul of its copper and cobalt joint ventures, aiming to extract greater value from these partnerships. This move comes amidst a global scramble for the critical minerals, essential for the green energy transition. Gecamines is seeking to …

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Authorities in Tanzania applaud Barrick’s work at North Mara

Tanzania’s Parliamentary Standing Committee for Energy and Minerals has commended Barrick Gold Corporation for the significant turnaround at the North Mara gold mine and its improved relations with the community. Members of Parliament recently visited the mine along with the Deputy Minister of Minerals, Ministry officials, the Regional Commissioner, District …

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Lukonde Sounds the Siren for Investment: DRC Pitches Itself as Africa’s Mining Powerhouse at Indaba

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sent a clear message at the 2024 Mining Indaba: it’s open for business, and the world’s miners should take notice. Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde took to the stage during the event, painting a picture of a nation brimming with untapped potential – a …

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SRK promote Amstrong, O’Brien

SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African Consulting Practice. Armstrong has been with the company since 2001, when he joined as a student geologist. He has been involved in geotechnical projects throughout Africa, as well as in countries includingArgentina, …

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Mining 2024: Navigating Turbulence With Purpose and Tech, Says Deloitte Report

The mining and metals sector stands at a crossroads, navigating a complex storm of global uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, and the ever-present pressure to meet ESG demands. But amidst the turbulence, a new report from Deloitte, “Tracking the trends 2024,” offers a beacon of hope. Highlighting ten key trends shaping …

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South Africa’s Nuclear Power Ambitions – Pioneering Reactor Exports

In a groundbreaking discussion at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Stratek Global’s Chairman Kelvin Kemm, asserted that South Africa is poised to become a nuclear reactor exporting nation. Highlighting the country’s status as the first to develop a commercial Small Modular Reactor (SMR), Kemm unveiled the HTMR-100, positioning South …

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Innovator Grace Akinyi Awarded USD$25,000 Research Grant as Winner of 2024 Mining Competition

The conclusion of the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has revealed Grace Akinyi, Founder of Women in Mining Kenya, as the deserving winner. The competition, organised by the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Investing in African Mining Indaba, provided a platform for …

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Mining Indaba 2024 Kicks Off: Embracing Disruption for a Bold New Future

Day one of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the continent’s premier mining event, set the tone for a week of transformative discussions and bold pronouncements under the theme “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining.” The opening ceremony and subsequent disruptive discussions painted …

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Tanzania Aims to Become Africa’s Leading Mining Destination with Focus on Value Addition and Sustainability

The Tanzanian Ministry of Minerals unveiled a bold initiative today at the 2024 Mining Indaba, positioning the country as Africa’s premier mining destination of choice. This strategic move, championed by President Samia Suluhu Hassan, recognizes Tanzania’s immense mineral wealth, spanning critical minerals, rare earth elements, precious metals, energy, and industrial …

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SA’s economy remains dependent on mining

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said mining has a crucial role to play in building the country’s economy. Ramaphosa urged the Mining Indaba 2024 to prioritise deliberations on how to breathe new life into mining, to strengthen mining value chains, and to enhance beneficiation. “For nearly 150 years, mining has …

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