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Union rejects Metorex wage offer

Trade union Solidarity has rejected what it describes as the skimpy wage increase offer of 3% by Metorex's Consolidated Murchison Mine outside Phalaborwa during the first round of wage negotiations.

Vedanta’s Venkat “hoping and praying” KCM dispute isn’t a repeat of...

SRINIVASAN Venkatakrishnan, CEO of Vedanta Resources, said he was "hoping and praying" that justice would prevail in Zambia where the company is fighting an...

Uganda to breathe new life in copper mine last operated during...

UGANDA is hoping to re-open a copper mine last operated in the Seventies under the leadership of dictator, Idi Amin Dada, said Reuters citing Evelyn...

Orion Minerals heads for capital market as share doubles in a...

ORION Minerals opted to raise capital earlier rather than later after announcing today its share had been suspended ahead of an announcement regarding the...

First Quantum $7.9bn Zambia tax review may take six months

A REVIEW of a $7.9bn tax claim levelled by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) against Toronto-listed copper miner, First Quantum Minerals, could take up to...

Palamin discount turns on China red-tape

Bureaucracy in China has held up many-a-mining deal and, in some cases, led to investor disappointment - a factor behind the discount in Palabora Mining.

Zambia targets 750,000t copper this year

Zambia is on track to mine 750,000 tonnes of copper this year and expects to raise output to a million tonnes by 2012.

Zambia’s Lungu threatens to fine companies failing to meet country’s mining...

ZAMBIA will fine and break ties with mining firms that fail to operate in compliance with the southern African country’s mining legislation, said Reuters...

Uganda calls for bids in effort to re-open long-idled Kilembe copper...

EAST Africa's Uganda is planning to restart its Kilembe copper mines which have been on care and maintenance for the best part of 40...

Congo vows to shut down illegal mining following tragedy at Kamoto...

THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would bring an end to illegal mining following an fatal accident on June 27 at the premises of...