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Diamond Producers to continue operations despite COVID-19 outbreak

Even in these uncertain times, traditional diamond producers remain confident about future demand. Despite the current COVID-19 outbreak, on Friday (27th March), Anglo American announced that production will continue across several African diamond assets with considerably reduced employee numbers. Individual mines will continue operating with only 50% of workers remaining. …

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Namibia Critical Metals raise more capital

Australian miner Namibia Critical Metals recently announced intentions to complete a non-brokered private placement in the amount of up to $350,000. According to the company, the private placement will be used primarily to fund working capital and general corporate purposes. Namibia Critical Metals holds a diversified portfolio of exploration and …

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Mines Ministry, NBC in strategic partnership

Namibian Ministry on Mines has entered into a strategic partnership with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) for production and broadcasting services. The Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed recently, will see the ministry using the NBC platform to promote its operations and market its strategic plans. During the signing ceremony, …

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ULTRA-HIGH CAPACITY BULK BAG FILLING SYSTEM

A new sanitary bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features dual SWING-DOWN™ fillers fed by high capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bulk bags per hour. The patented filler design simultaneously lowers and pivots each fill head into a vertically-oriented position that places the inflatable spout …

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WearCheck expands in West Africa

South African condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, today upgraded their laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana into a state-of-the-art testing centre which can now conduct transformer oil, coolant and fuel analysis – amongst a host of additional services – as well as traditional used oil analysis. Tarkwa’s new laboratory – now housed in …

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JV kick start work at Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths

Namibia Critical Metals Inc has announced details of the planned work program for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths Project. The development comes after the company entered into an agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) to jointly explore and develop Lofdal. Authorities at the company plan to …

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Governments invest more in Mining Indaba

Organisers of the Mining Indaba have revealed that governments are leading the way in investing at the mining jamboree. Forty countries were represented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba to promote the continent’s mining sectors to a global audience of investors, suppliers and other key stakeholders. According to …

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2020 will likely be a turning point for sustainable finance in Africa’s mining sector

As corporates proactively implement measures to operate more responsibly and improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, 2020 is shaping up to be a watershed year for sustainable finance in Africa. The continent’s mining sector is likely to be among the adopters of sustainable finance products, particularly as mining …

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Kunene announce significant results

Namibia Critical Metals Inc. has announced significant results from rock samples taken from the company’s Kunene project area. Situated about 340 kilometers north of the company’s Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project, Kunene represents a new light rare earth (LREE) opportunity, the officials said. “This discovery provides Namibia Critical Metals with …

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Mining communities need to grow in tandem with economic growth

Delegates at the Mining Indaba believe that it is imperative to grow economies first in mining communities as that will translate in economic growth for nations and the continent. An estimated 7,000 delegates from 90 countries are in Cape Town for the Investing in African Mining Indaba which started on …

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