Mining News

4 days ago | January 17, 2020

Leaving everything in the dust

Palladium’s great start to the year pales in comparison to its lesser known, but much more expensive sister metal, ...

Will lithium be the next oil?

The shift to renewables is chugging along at a record-breaking pace. In 2018, they made up 26.2 percent of total energy ...

Cleaning up Africa’s gold rush

ENTEBBE. —  In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear ...

2 weeks ago | January 10, 2020

Global giant De Beers faces diamond crisis

Anglo American Plc curbed its plan to expand diamond production over the next two years after sales slumped in 2019 amid ...

Will Zim benefit from gold’s extra shine?

Global trade and political tensions are conspiring to return gold its previous status as the ultimate hedge in 2020 ...

‘Cobalt mine output to increase slowly’

YICHANG, China. — Global cobalt mine output will increase at a slower rate next year than in 2019, providing some ...

1 month ago | December 20, 2019

Mining sector incentives to promote new investment

Tax incentives, which the government extended to the mining sector are meant to attract new  investment while ensuring ...

Unki Mine undertakes the global certification programme

The resource rich Southern African country, Zimbabwe has managed to attract new mining sector investors and for several ...

Unki Mine undertakes the global certification programme

Fadzai Lydia Midzi Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The resource rich Southern African country, Zimbabwe has ...

1 month ago | December 13, 2019

Gold’s deal blitz could draw in rest of mining sector

A torrent of deal-making among gold producers that’s pushed M&A in the sector to an eight-year high is seen spilling ...

Gold’s been on a tear this year, 2020 may see more reward

Gold’s impressive advance in 2019 — aided by trade war frictions, easier monetary policy across the world’s leading ...

Chamber proposes alteration of EPO management

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) has come up with a coterie of proposals for Government’s consideration in the ...

First diamonds from Angola’s new pipe to arrive mid-2020: Alrosa

Angola’s major new Luaxe diamond deposit may start trial mining in mid-2020 and could produce 1 million carats of ...

2 months ago | November 29, 2019

Despite talk of coal’s demise, it still powers the world

Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu this week told BBC HardTalk host Stephen Sackur ...

It’s palladium, rhodium vs platinum

South African miners face a conundrum: increasing palladium and rhodium output to take advantage of soaring prices risks ...

UK rare-earth firm buys 10 mining claims

It’s a group of minerals used in everything from LCD TVs to batteries and defence technology, but rare earth elements ...

2 months ago | November 22, 2019

Does budget have mining fiscal scaffolds?

Mukasiri Sibanda A few days after the release of the 2020 National Budget Statement, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law ...

2 months ago | November 15, 2019

Global gold rally boon for RioZim

Long-term optimistic prospects for the international gold price should have a positive impact on Zimbabwean gold ...

3 months ago | October 18, 2019

Humps along $12bn journey

On Monday, Zimbabwe unveiled a strategic roadmap to propel the country’s mining sector to US$12 billion industry by ...

3 months ago | October 16, 2019

Gold to anchor mining sector revolution

HARARE – Gold production of 100 tons and  earnings of US$4 billion per annum will anchor the attainment of a ...