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Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     13th June 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Reduce exports, increase beneficiation – CDAA

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     17th May 2019 Nonprofit organisation Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) encourages countries, such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to reduce their copper exports and start investing in infrastructure to support the use of copper in downstream industries. CDAA executive chairperson... 

Reduce exports, increase beneficiation – CDAA
EVERT SWANEPOEL The meetings will encourage reciprocal business opportunities between Copper Development Association Africa members and mines

Junior starts copper exploration programme in Zambia

17th May 2019 Junior exploration company Arc Minerals has started an exploration programme at its Zamsort copper/cobalt project, in Zambia. The exploration programme follows the completion of an airborne geophysical programme at the project. 

Junior starts copper exploration programme  in Zambia
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NICK VON SCHIRNDING The exploration programme entails infill soil sampling over new targets

Explorer to acquire interest in Zambian copper licence

17th May 2019 Aim-listed copper/gold explorer Bezant Resources entered into a binding memorandum of agreement with horizontally-integrated holding company KPZ International last month for a conational option to acquire 50% interest in the Buffalo copper/gold exploration project in Zambia. Under the terms of... 

Explorer to acquire interest in Zambian copper licence
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AGREE OR NOT TO AGREE The agreement is for a conational option to acquire 50% of a copper mining licence

Ventilation firm to provide energy efficient solution to African project

17th May 2019 Ventilation firm TLT-Turbo Africa will supply and install a turnkey solution for underground ventilation and fume extraction for Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines subsidiary Kamoa Copper SA. Kamoa Copper SA forms part of the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, which is a joint venture between TSX-listed... 

Ventilation firm to provide energy efficient solution  to African project
BLOWN AWAY Fans are ready to be shipped to Kamoa Copper

Copper majors report sound performances

17th May 2019 Several large diversified miners dominate copper production in Zambia and account for a significant amount of copper production in the Copperbelt, which includes the Copperbelt province and the towns of Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira in particular, as well as the Democratic... 

Copper majors report sound performances
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KANSANSHI The mine is capable of producing 340 000 t of copper and more than 120 000 oz/y of gold

Taxation, labour laws under spotlight at Caminex

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     17th May 2019 This year’s CAMINEX trade expo, which will be held from June 4 to 6 at the Kitwe Showgrounds, in Zambia, will focus on key topics such as taxation and labour laws, says event organiser Copperbelt, Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (CACSS) chairperson London Mwafulilwa. The discussions on... 

Taxation, labour laws under spotlight at Caminex
THE DEMO Exhibitor BL & D Copperbelt demonstrating a screener to Zambian Mines and Minerals Minister Richard Musukwa

SiMINE

17th May 2019 SiMINE @MandelaMiningPrecinct. Accelerating the development of Operational Systems Capability 

SiMINE

Booyco Electronics

17th May 2019 Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related solutions to customers across a range of industries. Booyco’s safety products portfolio has grown... 

Booyco Electronics

Copper industry in crisis, new areas pursued

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     13th June 2018 The global copper industry is in crisis – traditional orebodies are becoming depleted and the commodity market has depressed the price of copper to such an extent that mining companies cannot afford to invest in expansion or new equipment, says foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie group... 

Copper industry in crisis,  new areas pursued

Expo will facilitate interaction among sectors of Zambian economy

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th May 2018 The Caminex trade expo, which will be held from June 5 to 7 at the Kitwe showgrounds, in Zambia, provides a platform to facilitate interaction among various sectors of the economy, says event co-organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery portfolio director Charlene Hefer. “It will promote... 

Expo will facilitate interaction among sectors of Zambian economy
CHARLENE HEFER Caminex is an important trade platform for the Copperbelt region

Company believes commodities will regain positive momentum

18th May 2018 The commodities markets have been taken aback by rising uncertainties, including an early February equity market sell-off and the trade conflict between the US and China. As the second quarter unfolds, some of these uncertainties should be easier to interpret, however, price volatility and... 

Company believes  commodities will regain positive momentum
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GROWTH POSSIBILITY Despite some market uncertainty, the global economy is expected to grow at its fastest pace since 2011

Copper coil device to clean contaminated water, field trials under way

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th May 2018 Nonprofit organisation promoting copper use in Africa the Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) is the sponsor of field tests being conducted for a copper coil device that can clean contaminated water. The device has been in development since 2013. Medical company Infection Control Africa... 

Copper coil device to clean contaminated water, field trials under way
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WATER WORKS The Copper Development Association Africa is the sponsor of field tests being conducted for a copper coil device that can clean contaminated water

Advantageous networking opportunity provided

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th May 2018 Spectrometer and analyser supplier Spectrometer Technologies has found that attending the Caminex trade expo, which will be held from June 5 to 7 at the Kitwe showgrounds, in Zambia, is “an exceptional way” of meeting and networking with companies operating in Zambia and the rest of Africa, says... 

Advantageous networking opportunity provided
MIRKO STEINHAGE Throughout the year, there are three or four important mining shows that we feel every company needs to attend, and Caminex is one of those shows

Revival of Zambia mining industry demands fuel industry overhaul

18th May 2018 While the mining industry in Zambia is currently looking healthy – owing in part to the surge in demand for cobalt to produce lithium-ion batteries – it is crucial that the country’s fuel industry keeps pace with the upswing in industrial output and changing market demands, says independent... 

Revival of Zambia  mining industry demands fuel industry overhaul
GARY PULLEN Zambia finds itself at a ‘fuel crossroads’, as ageing fuel supply infrastructure, including the Indeni petroleum refinery and the Tanzania-Zambia Pipeline, are impacting on economic growth

Vedanta chairperson outlines KCM long term growth plan

18th May 2018 Employees of natural resources company Vedanta Resources subsidiary copper mining and smelting company Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) should feel secure and understand that the company cares for them as it rolls out its ‘Path to Growth’ to boost copper production, states Vedanta Resources chairperson... 

Vedanta chairperson outlines KCM long term growth plan
COPPER PRODUCTION Konkola Copper Mines is one of Africa’s largest integrated copper producers and has mining operations in Chingola, Chililabombe, Kitwe and Nampundwe, in Zambia

Vibrating screens in copper production process vitally important

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th May 2018 Copper plays an important role in technological advancements, and vibrating- and original-equipment manufacturer and supplier Kwatani is well positioned to take advantage of growing copper demand. “Kwatani offers customised vibrating screens and feeders to the mining industry; we don’t have a... 

Vibrating screens in  copper production process  vitally important
RUGGED AND ROBUST Vibrating screens must be able to handle large tonnages from the crushing or milling process – and efficiently size the material for the downstream process

OLI South Africa

18th May 2018 Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology company OLI as the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators. OLI has been committed to delivering high-quality... 

OLI South Africa

Welding Alloys South Africa

18th May 2018 When earth comes into contact with metal, material loss through wear is inevitable. Owing to its operating conditions, the global mining industry is affected by wear like very few other industries, annually costing the industry a fortune in replacement parts and downtime, affecting production.... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

Sweet-Orr

18th May 2018 Protective workwear manufacturer Sweet-Orr was founded in Wappingers Falls, New York, US, in 1871, with South African operations being established in 1931. More than 140 years on, “We never let you down” remains the company’s motto as it advances its dominant position as a market leader. 

Sweet-Orr

Growth in Zambian Copperbelt to average 5.5%/y to 2021

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Zambia is expected remain an attractive foreign investment, with copper prices recovering in 2017, owing to a reduced global supply. Research firm BMI Research is predicting growth of 5.5% a year in the mining sector, most notably the Copperbelt region, from 2017 and 2021. The report expects... 

Growth in Zambian Copperbelt to average 5.5%/y to 2021
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QUALITY COPPER Zambia’s copper grades, currently between 2% and 3%, are significantly higher than the global average of 0.8%

Current players on Zambian Copperbelt to draw further investors

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Investments from strong mining companies create the possibility of attracting more foreign investment to the Zambian Copperbelt region, stresses research firm BMI Research, adding that these companies’ investments are paving the way for solidifying Zambian economic stability, subsequently... 

Association to drive Zambian copper product use, membership

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Nonprofit organisation promoting copper use in Africa the Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) is aiming to promote the use of Zambian copper products and increase CDAA membership throughout the Copperbelt region, which covers Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The... 

Association to drive Zambian copper product use, membership
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AVOIDING FOUL PLAY Replacing polyethylene and high-density polyethylene-netting with copper cages will eradicate biofouling and fish mortality

Exhibition helps solidify company’s position on Copperbelt

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Black women-owned complete pipeline solutions provider Rare has found “immeasurable value” in exhibiting at the annual Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC), held in Zambia, in 2015 and 2016. During this time, the company has seen an increase in opportunities and valuable contacts... 

Exhibition helps solidify company’s position on Copperbelt
PLASTIC PROGRESS Rare Plastics has secured continuous supply orders of its high-density polyethylene pipes, as well as fittings, from various mines on the Copperbelt

Copper miner appoints new COO

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Copper miner Katanga Mining has appointed Deon Garbers its new COO, the TSX-listed company reports in its results for the three months ended March 31. This followed the resignation of COO Don Peterson last year to pursue other opportunities. 

Copper miner appoints new COO
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PRIME INVESTMENT Katanga Mining has the potential to become Africa’s largest copper producer and the world’s largest cobalt producer

Competitive mining tax regime will unleash new investment

2nd June 2017 Zambia needs a more competitive mining tax regime to entice both new and existing investors to invest billions of dollars into the mining industry and boost flagging production, says Zambia Chamber of Mines president Nathan Chishimba. Finance Minister Felix Mutati’s 2017 budget speech was... 

Competitive mining tax regime will unleash new investment
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The Zambian Chamber of Mines will work alongside stakeholders to increase revenue to government for economic and social development

Merger expands value of expo

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 This year is the first time Caminex and the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) will be held as a combined event from June 6 to 8 at the Kitwe showgrounds, in Zambia, to create a more valuable trade expo by combining the shows’ resources and strengths. From 2018, the exhibition... 

Zambian company seeks multicommodity approach

By: Nica Schreuder     2nd June 2017 Zambian Investment holdings company ZCCM CEO Dr Pius Kasolo has emphasised the importance of the company’s adoption of a multi-commodity approach as part of its resilience, in light of the cyclical nature of commodities. Presenting investment opportunities for potential strategic partners at the... 

Zambian company seeks multicommodity approach
PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION ZCCM, whose portfolio has 90% exposure to copper, aims to tap into new sources of consistent and stable income

Revised plan, operational improvement, investment increase production

2nd June 2017 Natural resources producer Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) is making strides towards its “ambitious turnaround programme”, regarding its African copper/cobalt assets, announcing a year-on-year increase in its Frontier copper mine’s production. Frontier, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo... 

Revised plan, operational improvement, investment increase production
FRONTIER MINE Eurasian Resources Group launched a revised production plan at their Frontier mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2015 to increase long-term copper production

Cobalt company to acquire 70% interest in DRC

2nd June 2017 Cobalt asset group First Cobalt says its transaction with Africa-focused investment and development company Madini Minerals will allow it to firmly establish a presence in one of the richest mining camps in the world. In May, First Cobalt announced that is to become a 70% joint venture partner on... 

‘Cost-reflective’ electricity tariffs a must – chamber

2nd June 2017 Efficient electricity costs must be the basis for tariffs, says Zambian Chamber of Mines president Nathan Chishimba. Knowing the true cost of producing electricity efficiently in Zambia is the first step on the road to cost-reflective tariffs, he adds. It is also the first step on the road to... 

‘Cost-reflective’ electricity tariffs  a must – chamber
NATHAN CHISHIMBA At present, the cost of producing electricity in Zambia is not known
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