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TIPS Annual Forum 2016 - Industrialisation and the Mining Economy

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)Annual Forum 2016  'Industrialisation and the Mining Economy ' will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14-15 J read more......
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ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Launched  in July 2015, the initiative “Capacity development of mineral institutions and of small-scale private sector operating in low-value minerals in Afr read more......
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Zimbabwe diamond firms revolt, to sue Gov't over mining ban

At least one of the diamond miners that saw their licences revoked and were as read more......
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Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

Eritrea expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as one of Africa's poorest nations looks to build an industry that read more......
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Small scale gold miners target double output

SMALL scale gold miners are expected to double their output to more than 12 tonnes in 2016 on the back of improved support from the ongoing formalisation exercise.

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Illegal miners invade Zimbabwe's diamond fields

Zimbabwe's controversial Marange diamond fields has been invaded by illegal artisanal miners, a few days after the government ordered mining companies to leave the read more......
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Enhancing miner-farmer relations in 2016

Five years ago, the late esteemed Harare-based agrarian scholar, Professor Sam Moyo, noted that small-scale gold mining and panning had been growing in economic importa read more......
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Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines

  1. Artisanal and small-scale mines, normally operating in the informal economy, produce a big chunk of the minerals we use every day -- about a fifth of the world's gold produced each year, for example. …
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Artisanal miners being duped

  1. Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) said on Monday artisanal miners, who are contributing significantly to the country's gold production, were being duped by middle-men who are buying the yellow meta…
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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

  1. Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn in…
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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

  1. Luz Dary has spent more than half of her life in the mine. This 47-year-old Colombian woman is a chatarrera, a scrap collector: she toils away, every day, from six in the morning to six at night, alon…
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

  1. KISII, KENYA - On a fine afternoon in Nyantitira village, about 192 miles (310 km) west of Nairobi, Gladys Nanzala emerges from her house armed with a spade, a bucket and a few sacks. She is heading b…
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

  1. Two global events have led to development of a long-dormant deposit at Bisie - in thick forest in the war-torn corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in what will become Africa's only formal tin…
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