Source: CHRONICLE GOVERNMENT expects the reviewed Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill to be concluded in the next few months so that the sector can start benefiting from its new provisions. Among its highlights, the Bill seeks to empower small-scale miners and assist the sector to be formalised.  Speaking during an anti-corruption meeting on the mining sector, Matabeleland North provincial mini...

Source: Independent How significant was the conference at this point in time? We brought together around 200 small scale miners, civil society actors, and government officials, politicians. Over 90% of mining in Uganda is done by artisanal and small-scale miners estimated to be more than 390,000 country-wide. It is also estimated that the sub-sector sustains close to two million Ugandans acro...

Source: IPPMEDIA NBC's Head of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) Evance Luhimbo said in Geita town where an inaugural Mining Technology Exhibition is underway this week that the Dar es Salaam based bank is ready to see the small miners graduate into mining firms. Luhimbo said artisanal miners and mining companies are an important component of the bank’s clientele because it has been ...

Tarime suspends small scale mining in Kibaga Source: IPPMEDIA According to the Tarime District Commissioner, Glorious Luoga, the mine will remain closed for unspecified period pending an ongoing investigations under the district safety and security committee findings that will submit its finds in the near future. Reports from the village revealed that on Tuesday small scale miners armed wit...

Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market Source: MINING Despite calls for increased transparency along the cobalt supply chain to avoid alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the activity continues to escalate, with as many as 100,000 diggers, sorters and washers believed to be involved in the trade. Cobalt, a by-product of copper or...

Source: The EastAfrican Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed in April to curb smuggling of the rare gemstone. Tanzanite revenues rose to Tsh1.28 billion ($460,987) in September, from a low of Tsh166 million ($74,439) registered in ...

Source: PEACEFMONLINE The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining is set to vet all registered artisanal and small-scale miners across the country in a bid to regularise their future activities before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee chaired by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Scie...

Source: peacefmobile China has made yet another strong commitment to help the government of Ghana to control the menace of illegal mining properly referred to as galamsey. A number of arable lands have been destroyed by the activities of these illegal miners in addition to the pollution of water bodies and other negative effects. Government declared war on illegal mining in early 2017 banning t...