MiningFebruary 24, 2021

ANTHONY MUKUTUMA: THE MINING GLOBETROTTER AT THE HEART OF FQM
SOLWEZI, ZAMBIA – Anthony Mukutuma was recently appointed General Manager at First Quantum Mineral’s Kansanshi mine in Solwezi, North-Western Province. He grew up in the mining town of Kabwe in Central Zambia. His upbringing developed his interest and passion for mining at an early age. As a child, Mr Mukutuma was fascinated by the mining process: […]

MiningFebruary 20, 2021

BWALYA MUSONDA: RECORD-BREAKING FQM ROPE SHOVEL OPERATOR SHARES HIS SKILLS
Former cleaner demonstrates opportunities for training and promotion KALUMBILA, ZAMBIA – Meet Bwalya Musonda, who through hard work and determination graduated from workshop cleaner to a productive rope shovel operator. And now he is passing on his vast skills, experience and knowledge to a new generation of operatives as the world’s best rope shovel training supervisor […]

MiningFebruary 18, 2021

SENTINEL COPPER PRODUCTION BOLSTERED JOB RETENTION IN 2020, SAYS FQM
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Despite unprecedented challenges driven by COVID-19, First Quantum Minerals (FQM) achieved the highest-ever annual copper production at its Sentinel mine in Kalumbila in 2020, helping to support job retention in the process. The mine in North-Western Province recorded a 14% year-on-year increase in its annual copper production for the year, producing 251,216 tonnes [&hellip

MiningFebruary 4, 2021

‘Plot Twist’ at KCM!
Just when it seemed like the provisional liquidator and his team were about to hit a concrete wall in their bid to have KCM be split into two subsidiary companies under two separate management, the high court of Zambia has come through for them. ‘Plot twist’ as some would put it. Late last year the […]

MiningFebruary 1, 2021

LOCAL HAULAGE CONTRACTORS BENEFIT FROM SENTINEL MINE GROWTH
Kalumbila Minerals explains its tender process LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Increased copper production at First Quantum Minerals’ Sentinel Mine in Kalumbila has boosted business opportunities for local suppliers and created jobs for local people. Local haulage companies have provided a particularly successful demonstration of the company’s policy of encouraging Zambian-owned suppliers, employing local

MiningJanuary 27, 2021

Societal Dilemma – The case of Mopani Copper Mine Takeover
The handing over of ownership of Mopani Copper Mine to ZCCM-IH by Glencore, has stirred up more debates among Zambians. One section of the Zambian society alleges that the state does not have capacity to run the affairs of the mine; they should either hand over to Zambian nationals, by way of offering them stakes […]

Economy, Mining, OpinionJanuary 21, 2021

ZCCM-IH HAS CAPACITY TO RUN MOPANI COPPER MINE, SAYS IDC
Lusaka, 21st January 2021 – The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has said ZCCM-IH has the capacity to efficiently operate Mopani Copper Mines. IDC Group CEO Mr Mateyo Kaluba said the mining company’s Board of Directors and Management would be competent enough to professionally run the newly acquired mine. “In terms of our confidence that the […]

MiningDecember 30, 2020

The New Changes at KCM
The long-run average cost curve of a firm is said to be saucepan-shaped. At the beginning of operations, a firm will have fixed costs that are as a result of investment in indivisible fixed capital and as such making the average cost high. With time, the average cost starts going down as the firm engages […]

MiningDecember 18, 2020

FQM PARTNERS WITH GOVERNMENT TO ACCELERATE GROWTH FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
KALUMBILA, ZAMBIA – First Quantum Minerals, through its Sentinel Mine at Kalumbila, has partnered with government to support initiatives to improve the capacity of local businesses to enhance supply of goods and services with local content, as well as economic diversification to cushion potential economic turbulence that may arise due to the rise and fall of […]

AEL Mining Services (Z) Plc, MiningDecember 17, 2020

AEL Zambia parts company with Rensburg; Pitchford in as Acting CEO
Explosives manufacturing company, AEL Mining, has announced the retirement of its CEO three years after taking up the role. “In accordance with Section 3.59 of the Lusaka Securities Exchange Listings Requirements, the Board of Directors of AEL Zambia PLC wishes to announce the retirement of Mr Hendrik Jansen Van Rensburg as Managing Director and Member […]