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Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Angola grants gold exploration concession as it seeks to diversify economy

13th October 2017 A public/private partnership (PPP) has been granted a concession to prospect for gold in the Angolan province of Cabinda, the Macauhub news agency has reported. The PPP is named Mongo Mongo Mineração Limitada (Mongo Mongo Mining Limited). Its shareholders are the State-owned Empresa Nacional de... 

Large and small miners announce, plan contract awards for Moz projects

6th October 2017 Brazilian mining group Vale has awarded Mota-Engil Africa a $445-million contract to supply mining services to the Moatize coal mine, in Mozambique’s Tete province, the Macauhub news agency has reported. Mota-Engil Africa is a subsidiary of the Portuguese engineering, construction, contract... 

Test phase of new diamond-in-rock detection technology successfully completed

29th September 2017 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering’s MinPET three dimensional (3D) diamond-in-rock detection system is now nearly ready for scaling up to commercial scale. The system detects diamonds enclosed in kimberlite ores, after mining and during processing.  

Australian miner signs deal for its Moz graphite with Chinese manufacturer

22nd September 2017 Australian-domiciled, ASX-listed junior miner Syrah Resources (Syrah) has announced, in a release through the ASX, that it has entered a binding sales agreement for 30 000 t of graphite from the first year of production at its Balama project in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. The... 

Final agreement for Mozambique graphite project approved

15th September 2017 The Mozambican Government has approved a mining agreement with Twigg Exploration and Mining Limitada (Twigg) for the mining of graphite in the Balama district of Cabo Delgado province. Twigg, which is based in the city of Chimoio in the province of Manica, is the wholly-owned Mozambican... 

Aim-listed miner developing Moz limestone project and associated forestry, tourism operations

1st September 2017 Mozambican newspaper “Diário de Moçambique”, which is published in the port city of Beira, capital of Sofala province, has reported that the TCT–Indústrias Florestais (TCT-IF) company is to invest $3-million into its Catapu limestone project. The newspaper cited TCT-IF manager James Whaite as its... 

Angola pushes mining production increases and diversification

25th August 2017 Angola’s State-owned diamond group Endiama is going to encourage the development of semi-industrial cooperatives in each and every province of the country, to explore for diamonds. This was stated by Endiama Board member and group Director of Geology Luís Quitamba, the Angolan news agency Angop... 

Cyclone, Chinese demand boost Mozambique’s Moatize coal mine

18th August 2017 Bad weather in Australia and improved demand in China were the factors driving the higher metallurgical (or coking) coal prices during the second quarter of this year (2Q17), in comparison to the first quarter (1Q17). So stated Brazilian mining group Vale in its report “Vale’s Performance in 2Q17”.  

Indian companies active in the Moz coal sector weighing their options

18th August 2017 Indian State-owned consortium International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) is considering a plan to convert the coal it produces at its Benga operation in the Tete province of Mozambique into gas, to make it easier and cheaper to export fuel to India. This has been stated by Indian Steel Minister... 

Vale’s Moatize coal mine sets new production record

11th August 2017 Brazilian mining group Vale announced that production at its Moatize coal operation in Mozambique hit a new quarterly record during the second quarter of this year (2Q17). This was published in the miner’s recent report “Vale Production in 2Q17”. The mine’s production during the quarter just past... 

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