Sustainability: Miners should restore animal communities during site rehabilitation

Sustainability: Miners should restore animal communities during site rehabilitation

Scientists are calling on mine operators to restore animal communities when they carry out site rehabilitation programs. Advertisements

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Africa Mining: Zimbabwe’s Govt to give mining claims to artisanal diamond miners

Africa Mining: Zimbabwe’s Govt to give mining claims to artisanal diamond miners

The president of Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Henrietta Rushwaya, announced that villagers living around the Marange diamond fields in the eastern Manicaland province will be allocated claims to extract gems as part of government plans to empower the communities through mining.

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Africa Mining: Around 1,000 Mozambicans set to lose jobs in South African mines

Africa Mining: Around 1,000 Mozambicans set to lose jobs in South African mines

Around 1,000 Mozambicans are facing imminent expulsion from South African platinum mines, for using South African ID documents, according to Mozambique’s labour ministry – which said another 800 have recently been made redundant due to a crisis in SA’s mining sector.

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Africa Mining: How Congo’s Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

Africa Mining: How Congo’s Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

For much of this year, two of the most powerful forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been engaged in a tense standoff. President Joseph Kabila, the country’s powerful political leader since 2001, is in one corner. A group of multi-billion-dollar international mining companies is in the other.

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Africa Mining: SA gold miners and union deadlocked over wages

Africa Mining: SA gold miners and union deadlocked over wages

(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s National Union of Mine workers, the biggest labor group at gold mining companies in the country, said it’s deadlocked over pay with the producers after numerous rounds of negotiations.“We have reached a stage whereby we understand that the employers are not prepared to give a better offer to the employees”.

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Africa Mining: SA Mining Unions decry fatalities as six die at copper mine

(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Co.’s copper operation.

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