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Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model
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Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- MINES in Botswana would be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their…

Bots mine sinks in regional crisis
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Bots mine sinks in regional crisis

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE–A MINING sector crisis gripping the SADC region has claimed its first casualty in Botswana after the copper and nickel mine BCL Limited and its…

Namibia mining sector recovering
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Namibia mining sector recovering

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – NAMIBIA’S mining sector is finally showing signs of recovery after months of enduring difficulties, says the Chamber of Mines president Kombadayedu Kapwanga. Earlier…

DIAMONDS NOT FOREVER: Economists call for Botswana ‘transformation’
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DIAMONDS NOT FOREVER: Economists call for Botswana ‘transformation’

Staff Reporter - Aug 12, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - Economists have urged Botswana to undergo what they termed a second economic transformation. In a report compiled by Econsult Botswana, economists Dr Keith…

Woes bog down Bots’ mining industry
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Woes bog down Bots’ mining industry

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – Botswana’s mining industry woes have worsened with the country’s oldest nickel and copper mine, BCL, engulfed in a string of fatal accidents and…

Diamonds or Coal? … Tough choice for Botswana
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Diamonds or Coal? … Tough choice for Botswana

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Lack of diversity has been Botswana’s weak spot with the southern African country vulnerable to growing competition from other diamond-producing countries in the…

Bots mining crisis worsens
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Bots mining crisis worsens

Staff Reporter - Apr 12, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana’s mining industry’s situation continues to worry industry players as Acting Statistician Dr Burton Mguni said in a report this week that diamond production has…

Zim’s headache: Striking a balance between mining and agriculture
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Zim’s headache: Striking a balance between mining and agriculture

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Harare- As the Zimbabwean government seeks to make amendments to the country’s Mines and Minerals Act, there is a greater call to create a balance…

Striking a balance between mining, agriculture
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Striking a balance between mining, agriculture

Staff Reporter - Mar 22, 2016

Rumbidzayi Zinyuke As the Zimbabwean government seeks to make amendments to the country’s Mines and Minerals Act, there is a greater call to create a balance between…

Bleak future for mining sector SADC
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Bleak future for mining sector SADC

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2016

>Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Fifty thousand employees in the SADC Region face the risk of losing their jobs in the mining sector if something is not done…

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Mining policy: No need to reinvent the wheel

Staff Reporter - Mar 16, 2016

In the next three months the region is going to witness three different indabas on energy, mining and infrastructures, one in Botswana in March, another in Namibia…

U$65 billion African mining vision project in sight
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U$65 billion African mining vision project in sight

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2015

> Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Africa is set to launch an institutional framework that will govern the mining sector on the continent. The African Mining Vision Project,…

Sustainable strategies to foster mining growth
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Sustainable strategies to foster mining growth

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2015

> Sternford Moyo HARARE – Mining is in most cases a long term investment which demands huge capital outlays with benefits to be enjoyed many years after…