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African Mining News

In this blog readers will enjoy mining news and other interesting articles about the mining industry. Africa is the second largest continent in the world and it has around 30 million km2 of land on its surface. Because of the sheer enormity of the continent and its mineral abundance, the African mining sector is the largest mineral industry in the world.

The continent ranks first or second in world reserves of minerals and metals that include industrial diamonds, platinum, phosphate rock, bauxite, cobalt, zirconium and vermiculite.
Africa also has vast reserves of gold, copper, iron ore, steel, lead, manganese, natural diamonds, coal and uranium.

A Vital Industry

The mining industry in Africa is an important source of earnings for the continent. For many African countries mineral exploration and production for export is the key to economic stability and growth. The industry provides innumerable jobs and supports thousands of local families. The commodities that are reliant on the mining, refinement and production of minerals and metals are vast. As with most massive industries there are fluctuations and changes. The African mining industry is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that include influencing factors like legislative changes, environmental impact, social and economic development, political situations and infrastructure.

Mining News

The aim of this blog is to help readers stay up to date on all the latest mining news, trends in the industry, and analysis surrounding the African mining sector. This blog provides readers with progressive information that includes interesting information about mineral exploration, safety in mining, mining practices, production and technological advances. The blog also explores the leading mining companies and their subsidiaries - it delves into the lives of all the top mining professionals and takes a closer look at the major mining countries and the roles these countries play in the global mining arena.
August 2, 2020

Have Human Rights Improved in African Mining?

Exploring Initiatives in Sustainable Development In recent years, human rights have become the key driver behind sustainable development in the global mining industry. Companies that “offset” […]
May 3, 2020

Why Are Uranium Prices Rising Despite COVID-19?

Prices of Radioactive Metals Spike Through COVID-19 Pandemic Uranium is a radioactive metal mined in countries like Kazakhstan, Namibia, Canada, and Australia. It is mainly used […]
April 19, 2020

Has the African Diamond Industry Lost Its Sparkle?

Covid-19 and the Dark History of African Diamond Trade For years, communities throughout the African continent were exploited for diamonds. The term “blood diamond” was coined […]
December 29, 2019

The Evolution of Sustainable CSR in Global Mining

The Increasing Pressures of Corporate and Social Responsibility In a constantly changing world, which is also increasingly digitally connected, complacency is simply not an option, especially […]
November 5, 2019

Is Mine Electrification a Practical Change or Unrealistic Pipe Dream?

Practical Switch or Unrealistic Pipe Dream? Mines around the world are beginning to explore options to electrify the operations of mining companies and original equipment manufacturers […]
October 6, 2019

Responsible Gold Mining Principles Launched

World Gold Council Addresses Key Issues In September 2019, The World Gold Council announced the launch of its Responsible Gold Mining Principles, a new framework that […]
September 11, 2019

Climate Change: How the Mining Industry Can Adapt

Urgent Action Required to Combat the Effects of Climate Change Sea levels are rising and countries around the world are experiencing more and more weather-driven disasters […]
September 1, 2019

Is the Coal Mining Industry of South Africa Under Threat?

The Real Reason Behind Sky-High Coal Prices As the world is getting more and more serious about tackling climate change and lowering carbon emissions, the coal […]
July 18, 2019
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Capitalising on Mineral Resources Revenue Is Key to Growth in Africa

Mining Chief Pushes for Diamond Revenue to Be Channelled Towards Social and Economic Needs Namibian Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo spoke at the Sixth Ministers’ […]
May 4, 2017
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Exploring the Connection Between Violence and Mining in Africa

Why is Violence and Mining in Africa Inextricably Linked? The African continent is wealthy beyond belief in mineral riches. It is home to a third of […]