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Ugandan refinery raises fears on conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

23 Feb 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRC

Virunga National Park and finance group Aera have launched a VCS carbon certification process for Matebe hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

30 Jan 2017

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Amnesty links child labour in DR Congo cobalt mines to big business

KINSHASA: Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International said Tuesday, 19 January...

21 Jan 2016

Glencore to keep most staff at DR Congo mine

Swiss mining giant Glencore, which announced last week drastic moves to cut its debt as the slump in commodities prices bites, said Monday, 14 September, it would keep 80% of staff on at a DR Congo mine despite suspending production there...

15 Sep 2015

Gruelling work for a tiny share of DR Congo's mineral wealth

Alphonse stands in knee-deep muddy water, a former businessman in DR Congo's southeastern mining region of Katanga...

By Marc Jourdier 13 Jul 2015

DR Congo urged to reveal terms of mine concession sale

The Carter Center Friday, 26 June 2015, called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore...

29 Jun 2015

Lack of electricity hinders DR Congo mining sector

The minerals in the south-eastern Katanga region represent potential riches for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a lack of electricity is preventing the country from fully exploiting them...

23 Jun 2015

Hinda Phosphate Project can repay $601m development cost

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) has indicated that Cominco's Hinda Phosphate Project in the Republic of Congo has the capacity to repay its $601m development cost within 26 months...

17 Jun 2015

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

WBHO's earnings drop 20.2% to 581.5c

Construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) reported a 20.2% decline in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 729.0c a year ago to 581.5c for the six months to December .

25 Feb 2014

Zuma calls for increased trade between SA, DRC

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.

31 Oct 2013

Bowman Gilfillan to increase of offices in Africa

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan‚ which established an office in Botswana in October‚ is moving quickly to implement a medium-term strategy to have between 8 and 12 offices across Africa.

By Evan Pickworth 28 Oct 2013

AngloGold's Kibali starts early‚ within budget

AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday (25 September) that the Kibali Gold Mine‚ a joint venture with Randgold Resources‚ has successfully delivered its first gold early and within budget.

26 Sep 2013

Kibali production wins bottle of wine

London-listed mining company Randgold Resources is on track to produce the first gold from its developing Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in October, chief executive Mark Bristow said on Wednesday (10 July).

By Brendan Ryan 11 Jul 2013

Senegal "better than SA" in mining terms

Despite its drawbacks, Africa is the world's best region for finding viable new gold mines, with Senegal being the most highly rated destination while SA is far less attractive, says Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow.

By Brendan Ryan 11 Jul 2013

Steel market doldrums hurt BSI

BSI Steel's headline earnings per share plummeted 51% in the year ended March 31 amid declining steel consumption in the South African market.

By Mark Allix 18 Jun 2013

Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa 28 May 2013

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