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ZAC confident about demand for anthracite

South Africa’s sole producer of prime anthracite, Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), said in a statement that it was confident about the medium- to long-term growth in demand for anthracite as it prepares to expand the life-of-mine beyond the...

Blue diamond recovery at Lucara’s Karowe mine

TSX-listed Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a blue, 9.74 carat gem quality diamond from its Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. It said in a statement that it also recovered a 4.13 carat pink gem quality diamond from direct milling of South Lobe...

BME in Canadian JV with Consbec

Blasting and explosives company BME, a member of South Africa-based Omnia Group, has entered into a joint venture in Canada with Consbec, the largest surface drilling and blasting contractor in Canada. The JV – called BME Mining Canada Inc – is a...

Sasol said to plan sale of its SA coal mining unit

Sasol is planning to sell its South African coal-mining business, according to people familiar with the matter. The company will begin a formal sales process in the coming weeks, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information...

Pump leaders in the Copperbelt

Based in Kitwe, PSV Zambia Ltd (PSV) has been providing specialised support for mining and industrial users within Zambia’s Copperbelt region for more than two decades, with an allied expansion into the DRC some six years ago. Forming part of...