On a collision course

On a collision course

The recent controversy stirred up by Atha Africa Ventures’ successful bid to mine coal in a protected environment has once again raised questions about whether mining and conservation are on a collision course, writes Leon Louw.

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 Mining in Tanzania creating a stable environment

Mining in Tanzania creating a stable environment

By Ntsako Khosa

Tanzania – we look at the Tanzanian mining sector, which provides jobs for more than one million people.

Tanzania, a country located in east Africa and surrounded by Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and Kenya. Despite being popularly known for its vast wilderness areas, the mining industry is making head way with talk of adding an indigenous mineral to its foreign reserves. In tightening its laws, government is showing considerable interest to stabilising the industry, therefore ultimately stabilising the economy. We look at current mining activity in Tanzania.

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Greenstone revival

Greenstone revival

Early gold discoveries on the greenstone belt goldfields of South Africa played a momentous role in the history of the country, writes independent geological consultant, Dr Nicolaas Steenkamp.

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Having faith in empowerment

Having faith in empowerment

The brave move by Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals to outsource non-core operations to local businesses has been a resounding success.

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