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Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's howArticle

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

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Recovery plan proposed for mining and energyArticle

The economic backlash of Covid-19 has prompted the government to come up with a recovery plan intended to restore business confidence, stimulating investments as well as safeguarding and creating jobs in the mining and energy sector.

22 Jul 2020

Kenyan miners have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic Recep Canik/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone minersArticle

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production...

Judy N Muthuri 18 Jun 2020

Illicit mining is carried out on lands sold by traditional rulers. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's traditional and state powers must collaborate to halt illegal miningArticle

Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana's economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about 4.5-million people...

James Boafo 13 Nov 2019

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problemArticle

Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century...

Gabriel Botchwey & Gordon Crawford 26 Sep 2019

ASM gold trading platform ensures transparency
ASM gold trading platform ensures transparencyArticle

A trading platform that makes it easy to buy ethically mined gold from artisans and small scale miners (ASM) across Africa and the developing world has been launched...

16 Apr 2019

Small miners likely to struggle with charter targets
Small miners likely to struggle with charter targetsArticle

The broad-based ownership, local procurement and social and labour plans requirements of the latest iteration of the Mining Charter are likely to put serious pressure on small-scale miners...

Manus Booysen & Rita Spalding 29 Jan 2019

Mining Minister Winston Chitando. Photo: Bulawayo24
Good times beckon for Zim mining sectorArticle

Zimbabwe's mining sector is headed for exciting times with foreign investors reportedly reaching lofty heights since the new dispensation rose to power...

Golden Sibanda 15 Oct 2018

Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?
Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?Article

The South African mining industry needs to consider ways to prevent a further decline of the mining sector and simplify access for potential entrants into the mining industry...

Athi Jara 26 Sep 2018

Tanzania's tough mining laws paying off
Tanzania's tough mining laws paying offArticle

Tanzania has realised a 1.3% GDP growth from its mining sector, attributed to new stringent laws and regulations...

Beatrice Materu 14 Jun 2018

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds
Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamondsArticle

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety...

Jane Mcintosh 20 Apr 2018

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains
What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chainsArticle

Until quite recently, businesses didn't have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their warehouses...

3 Oct 2017

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Kenya: State to adopt safe practices in gold miningArticle

Kenya is one of the eight countries that will get financial and technical support to eradicate mercury during gold mining and processing...

Pauline Kairu 30 May 2017

Source: Capital FM Kenya
DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rulesArticle

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

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Kenya on the cusp of a mining boomArticle

Mining is a key pillar for growth and economic transformation in Kenya and it's preparing for next big wave of mining activity...

5 Aug 2016

Reform for Ghana's artisanal mining sector
Reform for Ghana's artisanal mining sectorArticle

Ghana's artisanal mining and small-scale mining sector can be improved to become an inclusive, responsible, rights-based engine for growth...

24 Mar 2016

Consolidate gains in Gold Sector
Consolidate gains in Gold SectorArticle

ZIMBABWE: While statistics show fairly fast growth in deliveries, to over one tonne a month worth around $38 million on 20 March 2015, with a third from panners and small-scale miners, some of this growth is because most producers are now delivering their gold rather than selling it to smugglers and others trying to avoid official channels...

23 Mar 2015

Zim Gold production up
Zim Gold production upArticle

Zimbabwe has experienced increased gold production mainly driven by small-scale miners despite the fall in gold prices on the international market, a new Africa Development Bank (AfDB) report has said...

6 Jan 2015

Marange monitoring to endArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: A UN-mandated global watchdog on Friday (30 November) agreed to end year-long monitoring controls on Zimbabwe's diamond trade, after it found the government had allayed concerns over its Marange mines.

4 Dec 2012

Zim gold for unnamed SA firm's machinesArticle

Allafrica.com reports that the Zimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) has entered into an agreement with a South African gold buyer for the provision of mining equipment and financial support to boost their operations. Under the arrangement, ZMF will sell its gold to the South African company, which would in turn provide machinery to the miners to ramp up production. Gold production by small-scale miners surged to 489,5kg in December 2011 compared to 348,5kg the previous month.

27 Jan 2012

Makeover for Zim mobile networksArticle

Zimbabwe's mobile networks have undergone a makeover. With over a decade of operations, the three mobile phone networks had become known by their access codes; Telecel Zimbabwe was 023, NetOne was 011, and Econet Wireless was 091.

Dumisani Ndlela 11 Oct 2010

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