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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.
January 27, 2020

Import Duty on Mining Machinery and Mobile Equipment

Are High Import Duties Negatively Impacting the African Mining Sector? When countries import goods, there are usually import duties imposed on these items. Import duties are […]
January 13, 2020

Tackling the Challenges of the ASM Sector

The Way Forward for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Africa The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in Africa is a thorny issue for both governments […]
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 […]
December 17, 2019

China is Scrambling to Mine Africa – Is This Illegal Exploitation?

The China-Africa Connection In less than a decade, Chinese investment in African mines has increased over 25-fold, quickly gaining significant control of the industry. And there […]
November 27, 2019

Will the South African Chrome Market Keep Its Shine?

Exploring South African Chrome and Its Challenges Chrome is a shiny metal which is highly resistant to heat and corrosion. It is the main ingredient in […]
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 24, 2019

WiMSA – A Platform for Women in Mining

Empowering Women in the South African Mining Industry More and more women are becoming trailblazers in their chosen industries across the globe, and the mining sector […]
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 […]