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Mining in the DRC

ESG risks deter investments, says consultancy

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 The elevated levels of environmental, social and governmental (ESG) risks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) make many western mining companies reluctant to invest, as they are unable to obtain the required financing, explains energy research and consultancy company Wood Mackenzie senior... 

FCA gains ground despite setbacks

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and a change of government, the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) has continued to develop initiatives to support the livelihoods of community members in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says David Sturmes, programme and business development... 

Dr Assheton Carter of The Impact Facility
DR ASSHETON CARTER The FCA is gaining momentum owing to the rise for a greener economy

Initiative aims to quash child labour

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 Multistakeholder action platform the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) is setting up a localised child labour remediation system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), explains The Impact Facility programme and business development director David Sturmes. “The FCA focuses on setting up a case... 

David Sturmes, director of programme and business development of The Impact Facility
DAVID STURMES The FCA continues its efforts in supporting initiatives for children's rights

Local crane supplier optimistic about African mining 

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 Expressing a positive outlook for the African mining industry in 2022, Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner, says the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential for better resource development. The Gauteng-based company is a supplier of cranes and hoists to the DRC, and Kleiner notes that... 

Marc Kleiner, Conra Cranes MD
Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner discusses the company’s involvement in the DRC and its outlook for the country’s mining industry.Video edited by: Nicholas Boyd

Reagents supplier targets lithium, other industrial minerals

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 There is a new emphasis on lithium mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and, as a result, reagent supplier Axis House has developed a full set of reagents to tackle the different lithium-bearing ores, says Axis House technical manager Bernard Oostendorp. “We have been refining our... 

An image of Axis House testing new reagents
WELCOMING LITHIUM With a new emphasis on lithium mining in the DRC, Axis House have created new reagents for different lithium-bearing ores

Law firm optimistic about DRC mining in 2022

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted on the mining and natural resources sectors of most African countries, as well as the artisanal and small mining (ASM) subsector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite the drastic changes in the country’s political landscape, says law... 

Warren Beech, CEO of Beech Veltman
WARREN BEECH Given the mineral wealth in the DRC, the DRC government should focus on local beneficiation

DRC gov makes progress in ASM industry

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government faces challenges regarding the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) industry but has begun to create positive changes in the industry, says law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech. “The DRC government has made good strides in transforming... 

Artisanal miners at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, DRC
DRC GOVERNMENT MAKES PROGRESS Despite challenges, the DRC government has been making positive changes regarding the ASM industry

Glencore EDP shows signs of success

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 Diversified miner Glencore’s enterprise development programme (EDP) has created and sustained over 5000 job opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2019, says Kamoto Copper Company GM of business improvement Ndomba Tshiendela. “The EDP is aimed at providing business... 

An image of employees waiting by a bus
SUCCESS STORY Local supplier who benefited from the EDP, with employee bus transport run by GPM

ERG partners with stakeholders to promote energy shift

11th February 2022 Diversified natural resources producer Eurasion Resources Group (ERG) became a platinum partner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo- (DRC-) Africa Business Forum 2021, which was held from 24 to 25 November last year. At the time, ERG CEO Benedikt Sobotka stated that the company was proud to... 

An image of a cobalt nugget arranged for a photograph in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, 14th October 2017
GOING PLATINUM (FOR BATTERY METALS) ERG became a platinum partner of the DRC- Africa Business Forum 2021, which was held from 24 to 25 November last year

DRC Minister joins responsible cobalt initiative

5th February 2021 Global minerals organisation the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) announced in December that Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) National Minister of Mines Professor Willy Kitobo Samsoni has joined the Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP) Steering Committee. RMI is partnership lead and... 

RESPONSIBLE VALUE CHAINS 
CAP promotes the engagement and commitment towards sustainable and inclusive cobalt value chains
Photo by Bloomberg
RESPONSIBLE VALUE CHAINS CAP promotes the engagement and commitment towards sustainable and inclusive cobalt value chains

Battery metal demand to boost DRC mining

By: Cameron Mackay     5th February 2021 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) mining sector “has been given a boost, owing to a surge in demand for battery metals”, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking mining and resources finances co-head Nivaash Singh. He states that this has increased investment in operations for these... 

NIVAASH SINGH
Operators in the DRC will have to contend with corruption, illegal mining, growing terrorism, and the Covid-19 pandemic, after having had to deal with Ebola
NIVAASH SINGH Operators in the DRC will have to contend with corruption, illegal mining, growing terrorism, and the Covid-19 pandemic, after having had to deal with Ebola

Miner reports gold intercepts at flagship deposit

5th February 2021 Gold miner Loncor Resources last December announced that the second core hole of a 7 000 m drilling programme at its Adumbi deposit had intersected gold at its 84.6%-owned Imbo Project in the eastern part of the Ngayu greenstone belt, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The second core... 

STRIKING GOLD
The gold mineralisation at Adumbi is associated with up to 130 m of interbedded banded ironstone, quartz carbonate and chlorite schist
Photo by Shuttershock
STRIKING GOLD The gold mineralisation at Adumbi is associated with up to 130 m of interbedded banded ironstone, quartz carbonate and chlorite schist

Miner supports cobalt initiative, secures investment

By: Cameron Mackay     5th February 2021 Diversified miner Glencore is playing a significant supporting role in The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA), a multi-stakeholder initiative to support the production of fair cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Glencore lead cobalt trader David Brocas. “We operate industrial mines in... 

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION
Glencore is actively supporting the FCA, and are encouraging other relevant companies to join the initiative
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION Glencore is actively supporting the FCA, and are encouraging other relevant companies to join the initiative

DRC mining to be highlighted at event

5th February 2021 Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will feature prominently during virtual trade and investment entity Canada-Africa Chamber of Business’ twenty-second yearly African Mining Breakfast and in mining investment company MineAfrica’s nineteenth Investing in African Mining Seminar on... 

Non Ferrous Metal Works

5th February 2021 Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. Established in 1947, NFM is a family-owned business employing over 300 people. With its head office and production facilities situated south of Durban and sales... 

Non Ferrous Metal Works

Tin producer achieves record production

5th February 2021 Tin miner Alphamin Resources in January reported that its tin production at its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased by 13% to a quarterly record of 2 898 t. This exceeded the company’s market guidance of between 2 600 t and 2 800 t. The company also provided an... 

EXCELLING SAFETY
The Bisie tin mine recorded zero lost-time injuries in the last quarter
EXCELLING SAFETY The Bisie tin mine recorded zero lost-time injuries in the last quarter

Cobalt initiative begins programme roll-out

By: Cameron Mackay     5th February 2021 International collaboration the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) – launched in August last year – has begun implementing programmes to drive the safe and responsible development of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The founding members of the FCA, alongside The Impact Facility, include... 

Mining code could cap cobalt growth for DRC

By: Cameron Mackay     5th February 2021 Demand for portable electronics, energy storage and electric vehicles will create significant demand for lithium-ion batteries, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be a critical supplier of raw materials used in these technologies, particularly cobalt, states international metals and... 

SECURING SUPPLY
The DRC is the world’s largest producer of mined cobalt. Most intermediates produced in the country are exported owing to the lack of refining capacity
Photo by Bloomberg
SECURING SUPPLY The DRC is the world’s largest producer of mined cobalt. Most intermediates produced in the country are exported owing to the lack of refining capacity

Drive package delivered to greenfield mine

7th February 2020 The last of nine units of a comprehensive drive package were successfully delivered to a major greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by drive and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive. The five main 500 kW drives weighed 12 t each while the remaining four... 

BIG FAN
A cooling unit had to be installed to the drives because of the extreme temperatures they would encounter in the Democratic Republic of Congo
BIG FAN A cooling unit had to be installed to the drives because of the extreme temperatures they would encounter in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Budget deficit reflects mining decline in DRC

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 Macroeconomic researcher Fitch Solutions expects that the Congolese budget deficit will widen from an estimated 0.7% of gross domestic product in 2019 to 1.1% in 2020, owing to declining revenues from the mining sector. The Congolese mining sector has a major bearing on government revenues,... 

DARK DAYS
The mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced some dark times over the last few years
DARK DAYS The mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced some dark times over the last few years

Welding Alloys South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 The loss of material owing to wear is costing the mining industry billions of dollars every year. Abrasive wear occurs when small pieces of material are forcefully removed from the surface of steel and other liners as feedstock passes through a chute, for example. Over time, the liner thickness... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor ­made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office,... 

Integrated Pump Technology

Cobalt demand drives illegal trade

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 Increased global demand for cobalt is spurring mining activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), specifically illegal and artisanal operations. The southern point of the DRC is reported to contain about two-thirds of the world’s natural cobalt reserves. 

IN THE TRENCHES
Dire living and working conditions found in the Democratic Republic of Congo drive the artisanal and illegal mining sector
IN THE TRENCHES Dire living and working conditions found in the Democratic Republic of Congo drive the artisanal and illegal mining sector

Gold paper released at global forum

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 The collaborative paper, titled Kibali Gold Mine sulphide concentrate treatment – understanding the pre-oxidation of sulphide concentrates, was presented by dual-listed miner Barrick Gold’s Kibali gold mine technical manager Dr Thamsanqa Mahlangu at the World Gold 2019 conference held in Perth,... 

RAMP UP The separators at Kibali will be ramped up to full sulphides in future
RAMP UP The separators at Kibali will be ramped up to full sulphides in future

Land agreement in motion for cobalt producer

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 Katanga Mining, the Glencore subsidiary that operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, as reported by Mining Weekly Online last month, reached an agreement to acquire land where it could build a new long-term tailings facility for its 75%-owned Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) operation.... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

21st June 2019 As a producer of primary products used across all sectors, mining is certainly the backbone of many economies worldwide. Extracting and refining minerals and metals from the depths of the earth are done in unforgiving conditions, in some of the most remote, harsh and arid places on the globe.... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

Demand for impeller, agitator tech in DRC increasing

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th February 2019 Demand for more effective and efficient impeller and agitator technology is on a dramatic upward trend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says industrial agitator and mixer manufacturer Mixtec sales and projects manager Rudi Swanepoel. He notes that the company sees a significant... 

MIXTEC MIXER
Mixtec retrofits pre-existing mixers with modern custom designs
MIXTEC MIXER Mixtec retrofits pre-existing mixers with modern custom designs

Infrastructure, energy supply continue to hamper DRC mining operations

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th February 2019 Infrastructure and energy supply issues continue to hamper mining and processing operations, as well as the broader economy, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says international metals and minerals consultancy Roskill director Jack Bedder. Despite the country having significant... 

POWER PROBLEM
The energy sector remains a major inhibitor to economic development and social inclusion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
POWER PROBLEM The energy sector remains a major inhibitor to economic development and social inclusion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tin mining poised to become a significant mining play in DRC 

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th February 2019 Tin mining is poised to become a significant factor in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in North Kivu, as it can contribute to the country’s socioeconomic wellbeing, says tin exploration and mining company Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra. Alphamin Resources is developing... 

Tin mining poised to become a  significant mining play in DRC
Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra discusses his prospects for the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Aussie company moves ahead with DRC acquisition

9th February 2018 Gold exploration  and  development  company Vector Resources has successfully completed the  due  diligence  period to buy 60% of the Adidi-Kang gold project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), agreeing to enter into a joint venture (JV) with gold projects Mongbwalu Gold Mines SA (MGM)... 

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 
Resource  modelling is already under way to determine a oint Ore Reserve Committee 2012-compliant resource for the Adidi-Kanga gold project
Photo by Bloomberg
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY Resource modelling is already under way to determine a oint Ore Reserve Committee 2012-compliant resource for the Adidi-Kanga gold project

Pioneering tin project to spur regional development

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th February 2018 Tin exploration and mining company Alphamin Resources is aspiring to unleash the full profit and socioeconomic development potential of the company’s Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project is expected to launch Alphamin as a respected player in... 

CATALYST FOR GROWTH 
The Bisie tin project, currently under development, is expected to unlock one of the richest tin deposits in the world
CATALYST FOR GROWTH The Bisie tin project, currently under development, is expected to unlock one of the richest tin deposits in the world
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