Africa

Transformation and growth for Inyatsi Construction

Major plans, such as doubling the turnover by taking on bigger projects, were announced by Frans Pienaar, chairperson of Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings. Pienaar also announced that Tommy Strydom has been promoted to group operations director,...

“Pot-ash” agreement with Zambia

An Alternative Investment Market (AIM) listed exploration company focused on the vertical integration of fertiliser operations in Africa and Sub-Saharan potash assets, has announced its signing of a co-operation and exclusivity agreement with...

Tarkwa Gold Mine – Excellence breeds success

Goldfields’ Tarkwa Gold Mine, in Ghana, recently won the country’s Mining Company of the Year award. Mientjie Kleinhans finds out what the company’s secret to success is, to be bestowed such an honour. Click here to read more. 

Africa’s biggest hope

Given the level of South Africa’s mineral resources, its current skills base, the infrastructure available and its prime location, developing the local mining industry on a fast-track basis remains the best opportunity for the country to achieve a...

Zambia plans unfinished mineral exports ban

Zambia, Africa’s No. 2 copper producer, plans to introduce a law banning the export of unfinished mineral products, its minister of mines said on Friday. “We want to curb the unnecessary export of unfinished mineral products. We need to...

Zambia cuts power as dam level drops on drought

Africa’s second-biggest copper producer Zambia has cut its power generation by 300 megawatts after water levels in the Kariba dam, a key source of hydro power, dropped following a prolonged drought, its deputy minister of energy said on...

Ivory Coast to clamp down on illegal gold mining

Ivory Coast launched an operation on Monday to shut down hundreds of illegal gold mining sites blamed for violence, unregulated immigration and environmental destruction, the defence and mining ministers said. The West African nation is recovering...

Africa urged to align mining laws

If Africa wants to maximise the benefits from its mineral resources, as envisaged by the African Economic Commission in the African Mining Vision white paper, African nations will need to align their laws and policies to international norms and...