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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


Space mining is getting close to reality

15th December 2017 Space mining – the mining of bodies and other worlds in outer space for minerals and other natural resources – remains within the realm of science fiction. For now. But, during the younger years of most of the world’s current senior mining executives, personal communication devices (cell phones)... 

Exploration for, and production of, valuable minerals in Mozambique continue to advance

8th December 2017 There have been a number of recent developments involving smaller mining companies, both local and foreign, in Mozambique recently. These involve both exploration and production activities.  

Vale confirms Moatize production target, while govt seeks artisanal mining cooperatives

1st December 2017 A senior executive of Vale Moçambique, the Mozambican subsidiary of Brazilian major mining group Vale, has told local journalists that the company’s production target for its Moatize coal operation this year is 13-million tons of both metallurgical and thermal coal. This will be a 120% increase... 

Various Moz mining projects making progress

24th November 2017 The Mozambican Government has approved a resolution authorising Capitol Resources, a subsidiary of British miner Baobab Resources, to undertake mining and related operations in the Chiúta district of Tete province, according to a statement by Cabinet spokesman Armindo Ngunga. The planned... 

Moz Minerals and Energy Minister targets corruption in her department

17th November 2017 Mozambique’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Letícia Klemens, is considering revising the country’s minerals licencing process, in order to minimise, or even prevent, possible corrupt practices, local media has reported. This was one of the major outcomes of the III Coordinating Council of... 

Irish heavy mineral sands miner plans to expand its Mozambique operation

10th November 2017 The Mozambican newspaper “Notícias” has reported that heavy mineral sands miner Kenmare Moma Mining, a subsidiary of Irish company Kenmare Resources, was to undertake public consultations this month regarding the expansion of its operations. Kenmare owns and operates the Moma Titantium Minerals... 

Vale’s Moatize coal operation’s Ebitda falls significantly quarter-on-quarter

3rd November 2017 The adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of the coal business of major Brazilian mining group Vale came to $46-million during the third quarter of this year (3Q17), the company announced in its report “Vale’s Performance in 3Q17”. To all practical... 

Vale’s Moatize operation continues to hit new production highs

27th October 2017 Brazilian mining group Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique has again set a new quarterly production record. This was revealed by the miner in its recently released report, “Vale’s Production in 3Q17”. Indeed, the third quarter (3Q17) saw the group achieve its highest... 

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... 

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