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Ghana gold output up 10.2% to 2.81Moz in 2017 – Chamber of Mines

By: Reuters     1st June 2018 Ghana's gold output rose to 2.81-million ounces in 2017, up 10.2% from the previous year, data from the Ghana Chamber of Mines showed on Friday. The growth reflected a general increase in output across most of the 12 mining firms operating in the West African country, the chamber said. 

Wampex 2018 opens with a record number of visitors, including Ghana's President

31st May 2018 Day 1 of West Africa's Premier mining & power event enjoyed a successful opening and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo arrived as the doors opened supported by senior government officials for an exciting day 

Ghana gold miners say welcome new government export tests

By: Reuters     31st May 2018 Gold mining giants in Ghana such as Newmont, Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti welcome new government tests to certify the value of their exports, the main industry association said on Wednesday. The tests that come in addition to customs checks and internal company tests are part of an attempt... 

Kinross reels as two more Africa nations seek mining payoffs

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2018 Kinross Gold is the latest miner to be hit by changing policies in Africa as governments seem increasingly willing to upend historic deals with foreign companies in their quest for more mining revenue. Mauritania’s rejection of a key permit to expand a Kinross project, and a proposed mining code... 

Ghana mulls shake-up of mining policy in bid to boost income

By: Bloomberg     9th May 2018 Ghana is benefiting little from its mineral wealth and needs a review of its mining code and tax policies, said Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. While the West African nation holds a 10% stake in most mines in the country, it has earned almost nothing in dividends since 2012, rendering the... 

West and Central African Mining Summit to tackle vital issues

13th April 2018 The upcoming tenth West and Central African (WaCA) Mining Summit and Expo will showcase the dynamism and resilience of the mining industry in these regions, as well as explore the challenges facing mining in the region, with speakers that will cover various topics that have significant impact on... 

Newmont suspends operations at Ghana mine after six workers killed

By: Reuters     9th April 2018 Six construction workers have been killed in an accident at Newmont's Ahafo gold mine in Ghana, forcing the surface mine to suspend its operations, a local Newmont manager said on Sunday. The workers died after a tunnel roof collapsed on them at the construction site of an expanded gold... 

Ghana to review corporate tax exemptions for resources sector

By: Reuters     5th April 2018 Ghana plans to review its process for granting corporate tax exemptions to mining and oil companies as part of measures to eliminate fraud and boost revenues, its vice president said on Wednesday. Mahamudu Bawumia said tax exemptions claimed by some resources companies were not transparent, and... 

Biggest Ghana mine union plans strikes over Gold Fields jobs

By: Bloomberg     9th March 2018 Ghana’s largest mineworkers’ union plans protests and strikes throughout operations in the country if the government allows Gold Fields’s local unit to dismiss more than 2,000 staff as it starts the process of hiring a contractor to operate its biggest mine in the West African nation. Gold Fields... 

Ghana, AngloGold agree to Obuasi redevelopment

9th March 2018 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has signed the regulatory and fiscal agreements with the government of Ghana that will provide the framework for the redevelopment of the Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, into a modern, productive mining operation, the company announced in a press release last... 

Ghana President seeks to barter bauxite for roads, bridges

By: Bloomberg     7th March 2018 Ghana will finalise details of an infrastructure program before the end of the year and will pay for it with refined bauxite, said President Nana Akufo-Addo. The West African nation is seeking to derive more value from its bauxite resources by expanding the country’s processing capacity. Last... 

thyssenkrupp committed to strengthening partnerships and driving industrialisation processes in Africa

5th March 2018 thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is proud of its time-honoured history as a leading partner of engineering, equipment, technology, plant and service solutions to mining, cement, chemical, fertilizer and oil & gas industries across the African continent.  In a bid to further strengthen its... 

Ghana to tighten controls on gold exports to protect revenues

By: Reuters     28th February 2018 Ghana will certify the value of gold exports as part of efforts to tighten controls on the sector to ensure the state receives the revenues it is due, the vice president said on Tuesday. Ghana, Africa's second largest gold miner after South Africa, earned $5.78 billion from exports of the metal... 

M&R committed to deliver sub-Saharan power and water prospects as mega-project era draws to close 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th February 2018 The Power & Water business platform within JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is beginning to shift its attention from Eskom’s two megascale power station projects, in Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively, to tackling a range of smaller opportunities in various... 

Ghana’s President will attend WAMPEX 2018 to celebrate Chamber of Mines’ birthday

29th January 2018 The President who has pledged an end to mining which destroys the environment will be special guest of honour at West Africa’s premier mining expo in Accra on May 30 His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana will be the Special Guest of Honour at West Africa’s premier mining and power... 

New optimism in the mining sector sees leading suppliers sign up for West Africa’s premier expo

25th January 2018 WAMPEX will be a key focus in 2018 for mining growth across the region following renewed commitment from governments and increasing levels of investment Top suppliers have already signed up to be part of next year’s premier mining expo for West Africa, WAMPEX 2018, which is celebrating its 24th... 

Programme to position Ghanaian firms to gain greater share of mineral sector procurement 

By: Tracy Hancock     15th December 2017 Marking a significant point in Ghana’s quest to domesticate the provisions in the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) into its own Country Mining Vision (CMV), the Ghanaian government officially launched its National Suppliers Development Programme (NSDP) in 2 November 2017. The NSDP builds and expands on... 

Gold Fields Ghana to dismiss 1 500 staff as contractor hired

By: Bloomberg     12th December 2017 Gold Fields’ unit in Ghana said it will dismiss 1 500 of its own staff as the company is hiring a contractor to operate its biggest mine in the West African nation. A contractor will take charge of the Tarkwa operations from early 2018 as the deposit’s remaining life span is too short to replace... 

Ramjack Technology Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st September 2017 Ramjack Technology Solutions is a specialised, system integrator dedicated to operations technology for the mining industry in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.   We are laser focused on operational technology that increases productivity and improves safety for mining operations.   

Gold explorer appoints West Africa-wise adviser to board

14th April 2017 Canadian gold explorer Asante Gold has appointed professional prospector Eric Ewen, a veteran in the exploration and discovery of gold and base metals in Canada and West Africa, with historical links to the company’s Ghanaian projects, as a consultant and adviser to its board of directors. Asante... 

Gold producer prepared for price recovery

By: Robyn Wilkinson     27th January 2017 Having responded swiftly to the downturn in commodities prices over the past three years by lowering costs and optimising its portfolios, US-headquartered gold producer Newmont Mining is well positioned to outperform its competitors as the gold price recovers. 

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside 

By: Martin Creamer     21st November 2016 The recovery of gold from mine waste at Goldplat Recovery in Benoni generates a surprisingly high level of revenue while simultaneously protecting the environment and providing hundreds of valuable jobs. The London Aim-listed Goldplat, a bona fide junior producer from secondary material, last... 

Endeavour announces management shakeup

By: Henry Lazenby     5th October 2016 West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining has appointed Vincent Benoit to the newly created position of executive VP, CFO and corporate development officer, effective November 1. The company on Tuesday announced that the former executive VP for strategy and business development would... 

Industry leaders attending the DMCC Precious Metals Forum in Accra, call on airlines and associations to ban the hand-carriage of gold

13th September 2016 Over 130 industry delegates descended on Ghana’s capital Accra on 7 September, to attend DMCC’s second Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum held at the Kempinski Hotel.   Government ministers, regulators, mining industry professionals, security experts, airlines, logistics facilitators and... 

Asante Gold Acquires Kubi Mining Leases And Eight Prospecting Licenses In Ghana

10th August 2016 Asante Gold Corporation announces that the Special Committee of the Board has reached agreement with Goknet Mining Company Limited to close the acquisition of the Kubi Mining Leases on terms as substantially contained in the Kubi Definitive Option Agreement dated 28th February 2015. See:... 

Obuasi mine, Ghana

By: Sheila Barradas     29th July 2016 A gold mine in the Ashanti region of Ghana about 320 km north-west of the capital Accra. 

Ghana QLA competition finalists announced

17th June 2016 Five finalists have been announced for the third edition of the Quarry Life Award (QLA) competition organised by Ghanian cement manufacturer Ghacem, subsidiary of German multinational building materials company the Heidelburg Cement (HC) group. The winning projects will be revealed in the third... 

Gold Fields mulls buying AngloGold’s Iduapriem mine in Ghana

By: Bloomberg     6th June 2016 Gold Fields said it is interested in buying AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.’s Iduapriem mine in Ghana as the precious metal producer seeks to increase output from West Africa by about two-thirds to one-million ounces. Gold Fields is also looking for opportunities to buy mines in Mali, Burkina Faso and... 

Exhibitors from around the world anticipate exciting final day of top mining and power show in Ghana

3rd June 2016 Doors open at 10am for the final day of West Africa’s biggest mining and power show in Ghana today. Hundreds of people have already visited WAMPEX 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre where some of the world’s best suppliers are meeting potential customers. The Ghana Chamber of Mines... 

Government ministers join mining and power chiefs in Ghana for key West Africa conference

31st May 2016 ‘Remain viable’ in the tough economic climate is the theme of a major two-day mining and power conference which begins tomorrow in Accra alongside WAMPEX 2016. Hundreds of delegates arrive in Ghana tomorrow (June 1) to discuss the future of the mining and power sectors across West Africa. It’s... 

Why West Africa’s mining and power show is a business opportunity for national and international exhibitors

27th May 2016 As preparations begin for WAMPEX 2016, three exhibitors explain why Ghana is vital to their business expansion. Three exhibitors at this year’s West African Mining & Power Exhibition 2016 have revealed why they are exhibiting in Ghana next week. WAMPEX 2016 runs from Wednesday June 1st to Friday,... 

WAMPEX 2016 conference focuses on opportunities and sustainability

10th May 2016 Capitalising on opportunities in the African mining sector is the key focus for the first day of the West African Mining & Power Conference in Ghana next month. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, who this week became President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, will be chairman on the first day of WAMPOC 2016. Mr... 

West Africa fraught with challenges in tough mining times

By: Simon Sonnekus     29th April 2016 While political instability, corruption and the global commodities price crunch have had adverse effects on the West African mining sector, other factors such as a lack of infrastructure, power shortages and inconsistency and a lack of transparency in terms of regulatory policy, as well as... 

Optimistic about Africa, Ghana included

8th April 2016 Although the mining market is in a downturn, leading global supplier of technologies and services Bosch key account manager mining Africa region Landry Meya is optimistic about the future of mining in Africa, as he claims the industry is preparing itself to make the most of future upturns. Ghana... 

Service proposition enhancements to prove group’s mettle to Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd January 2016 Despite testing circumstances in the local mining industry, mineral processing equipment and solutions provider Multotec’s business is progressing well, with the group focusing on offering an improved services proposition to its mining customers across Africa, says Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz.... 

Randgold walks away from Obuasi mine JV, says project would not meet internal investment goals

By: Henry Lazenby     21st December 2015 LSE- and Nasdaq-listed Randgold Resources has decided to terminate the investment agreement entered into with AngloGold Ashanti in September, to revive the struggling Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, with immediate effect. Randgold had in September agreed to lead and fund a development plan designed... 

West Africa Back to Business at WAMPEX 2016

30th November 2015 What is it about WAMPEX that keeps attracting over 100 global industrial companies, investors and thousands of visitors every two years? Why do governments, NGOs, trade associations and powerful private sector organisations flock to the West African Mining and Power Exhibition in Accra, Ghana,... 

West Africa Back to Business at WAMPEX 2016

25th November 2015 What is it about WAMPEX that keeps attracting over 100 global industrial companies, investors and thousands of visitors every two years? Why do governments, NGOs, trade associations and powerful private sector organisations flock to the West African Mining and Power Exhibition in Accra, Ghana,... 

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