India: Chhattisgarh asks Centre to exclude four blocks from commercial coal mining over environment...

Chhattisgarh Environment Minister Mohammad Akbar has written to the central government, requesting that coal blocks in the region of Hasdeo and Mand rivers and a proposed elephant reserve area...

South Africa: Covid-19 takes heavy toll on mining with output contracting 47.3%

Mining output contracted 47.3percent year-on-year in April as the industry came to a standstill at most operations due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions in South Africa. Statistics SA (Stats...

South Africa: Electra Mining Africa 2020 postponed till 2022

Organisers of Southern Africa’s leading mining, manufacturing, automation, electrical, and power trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa, has announced that the 2020 show, due to take place from 7-11 September...

Zambia: Rufunsa gold mining Cooperatives in Gold Production equipment Boost

ZCCM-IH through its subsidiary ZCCM Gold Company has started the handover of gold exploration and processing equipment to Cooperatives in Eastern Province, starting with Rufunsa. The equipment purchased by the...

Namibia: Chamber cancels 2020 Mining Expo

Following the first confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Namibia, the Chamber of Mines in Namibia cancelled it's annual Mining Expo & Conference for 2020. This decision follows an inquiry with...

Australia: 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...

Nigeria: World Bank Urges Nigeria to Develop Mining Sector

The World Bank has advised Nigeria to develop its mining sector to help mitigate post-COVID-19 economic shocks, rather than wait for a rebound of oil prices in the global...

Namibia: No change in fuel prices for June

FUEL prices in Namibia will remain at the current price for the month of June. The Ministry of Mines and Energy in a statement said that the drop in demand...

South Africa: IDC wants mining venture rescue

The Independent Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) has mounted an application for Kalagadi Manganese to be put in business rescue over claims that it was struggling to...

Zimbabwe: Hwange Colliery coal volumes spike

HWANGE Colliery Company Limited has recorded a 50 percent increase in coal production to 175 849 tonnes in the quarter ended March 31, 2020, from 117 165 tonnes achieved...