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ARM and Vale to offload Lubambe mine in Zambia

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and its mining partner, Brazil's Vale, have extricated themselves from an expensive investment in the Lubambe copper mine in Zambia...

18 Aug 2017

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environment

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

By Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other...

By Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

Zambia and Russia sign nuclear deals

Following a directive by President Edgar Lungu for the country to develop nuclear energy, Zambia and Russia have signed four memoranda of understanding (MoU) to turn Zambia into a hub of nuclear science for peaceful purposes.

By Rebecca Mushota 12 Dec 2016

Traders selling dangerously dirty fuel across Africa: study

European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent...

19 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Zambia Chamber of Mines launches educational website

Mining in Zambia is under-reported, there are deep misconceptions about it and its impact on society and the economy, hence the new website.

28 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

The mining industry is by far the biggest consumer of electricity in Zambia and is suffering greatly due to the current power crisis....

20 Jun 2016

Zambia's power grid gets $60m cash injection

A $60m loan will finance capital expenditure tor Zambia's power supplier for its Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project...

31 May 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right...

28 Apr 2016

Lights back on in Zambia after massive blackouts

Electrical power has been restored in Zambia after most of the country was plunged into darkness Tuesday, 22 December, following a problem in the network, the state-owned energy producer said...

28 Dec 2015

Landlocked Africa: increased trade needed to meet development goals

For businesses, access to trade will remain a logistical challenge...

7 Oct 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

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