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Africa’s uranium first mover

TSXV-listed uranium junior GoviEx Uranium is looking to take advantage of changing market fundamentals and use its first-mover advantage in Africa. The company remained steadfast in the development of its mine-permitted Madaoela uranium project in Niger despite uranium’s fall from favour. Company CEO Daniel Major’s unwavering commitment to the asset, …

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Transport sector COVID-19 fight gets injection from Engen

Transport sector COVID-19 fight gets injection from Engen The transport sector fight against the impact of COVID-19 got a boost from Engen Namibia which recently sponsored fuel worth N$100,000 to the Walvis Bay Corridor Group. Engen offered its network of retail service stations at the disposal of the Walvis Bay …

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B2GOLD’S YEAR-TO-DATE CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENTS EXCEED N$100 MILLION

B2Gold’s year-to-date corporate social investments exceed N$100 million The Namibian operation of the Canadian gold major, B2Gold Corporation, this week made another very substantial contribution to the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund. Last week, the Managing Director of B2Gold Namibia, Mark Dawe presented the contribution of just over N$34 million to …

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Second economic stimulus on the horizon for Namibia

Namibian Minister of Finance, Iipumbu Shiimi, recently said the government will soon announce a second package aimed at stimulating medium to long-term economic recovery. said recently. The president will announce this lifeline in the coming months, Shiimi said. All eyes are on treasury, however, to see which stimulus tools they …

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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over the …

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Mining sector’s evolution is in tandem with global demand for increased responsibility and sustainability.

The expectations and priorities of a modern-day investor in the mining sector have significantly changed in line with global demand for more responsible and sustainable extraction of mineral resources. ESG, referring to the performance of investment portfolios against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, has firmly established itself across the …

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We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach for SMEs to grow post COVID-19

The announcement of a prolonged shut-down across many major African countries as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 could have dramatic negative effects on the economy of the entire continent. Africa’s GDP is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for …

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Aukam graphite gets production green light

Authorities at the mines and energy ministry have issued mining licence to Toronto based company Gratomic for the company’s Aukam graphite property located 120 miles from the Port of Luderitz. The licence covers base and rare metals, industrial minerals, and precious metals and falls within the proximity of the Aukam …

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Goldfields innovation protects underground mine access

World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has fulfilled requests from mining clients and devised a unique warning system designed to prevent oversized equipment from getting stuck inside underground mining portals. Staff from RCT’s branch in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia were separately approached by two major mining clients in the Goldfields and asked …

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