MiningSeptember 23, 2022

Kagem employs its first female heavy equipment operators
  Four Zambian women have taken their seats behind the wheel of heavy equipment trucks at the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama – the first women to take on the traditionally male-dominated job at the mine. The move is the latest development at the world’s single largest producing emerald mine, which prides itself on producing […]

StrategyAugust 22, 2022

Kagem renews support for the Copperbelt University
Further consolidating its goal of providing support for the most critical social sectors in Zambia, such as education, Kagem Mining Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Copperbelt University (CBU) to ensure its continued support for the university through a scholarship programme, amongst other forms of assistance. Through the MoU, Kagem will […]

MiningJuly 18, 2022

Kagem demonstrates mining excellence with triple ISO certification
Marking another milestone in the emerald mine’s endeavour to demonstrate excellence in safety, quality assurance and environmental protection, Kagem Mining Ltd has become officially certified with the ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System), ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System). Lufwanyama District Commissioner J

StrategyJune 13, 2022

Kagem donates items worth over K200,000 in the continued fight against Covid-19
Kagem Mining Ltd has donated items worth over K200,000 to health facilities in the Lufwanyama District to support government efforts in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. The items, which included disinfectants, overalls, goggles and nasal prongs, were delivered to Lufwanyama District Hospital and the Provincial Health Office, with the latter awaiting distribution to various […]

MiningApril 21, 2022

High Commissioner of India visits Kagem emerald mine
The High Commissioner of India to Zambia, HE Ashok Kumar, visited the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama District last week as part of his official tour to the Copperbelt Province. The Envoy viewed the mine’s pit and sort house during a guided tour by General Manager Sanjeev Kumar, who explained processes involved at Kagem, believed […]

MiningApril 6, 2022

Kagem’s parent company, Gemfields invites partners to join “Gemdustry” and support online tech gateway GemCloud
Powering online coloured gemstone marketplaces and promoting transparency and trust in the industry. Gemfields, operator and 75% owner of Kagem, is pleased to announce the establishment of Gemdustry Limited as an industry-owned vehicle to back GemCloud, an exciting technology gateway that has the potential to play a central role in shaping the future of the […]

MiningApril 4, 2022

Kagem delivers US$1.5M dividend to the IDC
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, 4 APRIL 2022 Kagem Mining Limited has delivered a USD 1.5 million dividend to the Zambian government’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Limited, which owns 25% of the emerald mining company in Lufwanyama. The dividend, the first since 2016, is in addition to the USD 5.6 million mineral royalty tax paid on the sale […]

MiningNovember 3, 2021

Zambian emeralds set centre-stage by leading international auction house
Treasures of Zambia: An Exceptional Emerald Collection was privately curated. Its collector offers glimpses into how he selected such fine gemstones, explains what attracted him to Zambian emeralds and imparts advice to those looking to buy an emerald of their own. The largest collection of Zambian emeralds ever to be offered at auction will go […]

MiningMay 4, 2021

Kagem Emerald Auction Results
LUFWANYAMA, ZAMBIA – Gemfields, which operates the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama, has announced the results of an emerald auction comprising a series of five sequential mini-auctions held between 15 March and 17 April 2021). The proceeds of this auction will be fully repatriated to Kagem in Zambia, with all royalties due to the Government of […]

OpinionJanuary 20, 2021

Introducing the Gemfields Foundation
Highlights: Today, Gemfields – the company that operates the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama – is launching the Gemfields Foundation; The newly launched Foundation will run alongside Gemfields’ community projects in the fields of health, education and livelihoods. Borne organically as a result of increasing demand from donors, the Foundation is the charitable arm of […]