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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


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... 

One-third of Angola now surveyed, thanks to Chinese assistance

28th July 2017 Angola’s ambassador to China, João Garcia Bires, has highlighted the role China is playing in supporting geological mapping in the African country. He told the Quarterly Bulletin of the Macau Forum that Chinese specialists were helping the Angolan authorities in cartographic surveying of the... 

Chinese group increases stake in Moz graphite project

21st July 2017 Chinese company Shandong Tianye Mining has invested a further $1.23-million into Australian junior Triton Minerals, buying shares (in a placement by Triton) at a price of $0.048 per share, Proactive Investors has reported. Shandong Tianye Mining was already the largest shareholder in the... 

Alrosa reaffirms investments in projects in Angola, at home

14th July 2017 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has reaffirmed its confidence in the future of diamond mining in Angola. “We see a lot of potential in our infrastructure projects, including those in Angola,” stated Alrosa president Sergey Ivanov at the groups’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the end of last month.... 

Joint venture reopens graphite mine in Mozambique

7th July 2017 The Ancuabe graphite mine in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province was re-opened on June 28, following 18 years of inactivity. This was the result of a private sector investment of €12-million in the project. The mine is now operated by GK Ancuabe Graphite Mine Sociedade Anônima, which is a joint... 

Moz benefiting from mining-sector exports, coal now dominant mineral

30th June 2017 Montepuez Ruby Mining (Montepuez) has announced that it achieved revenues of $54.8-million from its latest ruby auction, in Singapore. Montepuez mines rubies and corundum in the Montepuez district of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. The company is 75%-owned by UK enterprise Gemfields and 25%-... 

New Moz coal railway line takes step forward

23rd June 2017 In a further step towards easing transport bottlenecks for coal mining companies operating in Mozambique’s inland Tete province, a Sino-Portuguese consortium has signed a contract with local company Thai Moçambique Logística to build a 500 km railway from the coal rich Moatize district to the... 

Indian miner slow to respond to Mozambique court order

15th June 2017 Radio Mozambique has reported that Indian company Jindal Africa had failed to comply with a court order ordering it to stop coal stockpiling activities at its Chirodzi mine in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province. The order was issued by the Tete Provincial Court. The radio reported... 

Angola, Russia jointly developing new diamond projects and others

9th June 2017 Angola and Russia have committed themselves to deepening their economic cooperation, not least in the area of mining. This was made clear during the recent visit to the African country by Russian Vice Premier Yury Trutnev. Among others, he held talks with Angolan State Secretary for Geology and... 

Earth observation satellites starting to bring benefits to mining sector

2nd June 2017 At last month’s International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, held at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, one of the very many topics addressed was the use of remote sensing, particularly from earth observation (EO) satellites, to support the... 

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