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Africa has potential to be continent of the future in the mining industry

Many African governments take a short-term, predatory approach to the sector, playing to populist rhetoric, rather than engaging it as a long-term developmental partner. Africa has the potential to be the continent of the future in the mining industry. However, if government’s approach mining companies in a predatory manner, this …

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De Beers’ new long-term business plan has been approved

Namdeb, a joint venture between the Namibian government and diamond giant De Beers, announced on Thursday that a new long-term business plan had been approved, allowing the company to extend the life of its land-based mines by 20 years, to 2042. De Beers — which also mines diamonds offshore through …

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Gov’t should stop possibly hazardous exploration currently taking place in regions proclaimed as water reserves areas-Minister

Calle Schlettwein, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, believes that mining activities should no longer be permitted in areas that rely on groundwater resources. Schlettwein said the government should also hurry to stop possibly hazardous exploration and other mining activities currently taking place in regions that have been …

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