Mining News

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.
October 29, 2017
Murder in the mines

Is Kubheka’s Murder Linked to Illegal Mining?

Speculation about Tragic Mining Murder As violent clashes in the South African mining industry are escalating, the death toll is rising and company bosses and unions […]
October 16, 2017

African Countries Renegotiating Mining Deals

Putting an End to the Paradox of Plenty? There is a great paradox in many African countries. While there is an abundance of natural resources throughout […]
October 2, 2017

eGoli’s Latest Gold Rush

Directly translated Zama Zamas mean ‘hustlers’ or ‘ones who keep trying and trying’. And try they do… Zama Zamas are poor and desperate artisanal (and unskilled) […]
July 25, 2017

Moratorium Endangers South African Mining

A Serious Threat to Mining’s Future South Africa’s mining industry is facing a potentially very serious threat to its future. The threat arose when the country’s […]
May 25, 2017

Eyal Mesika on Exploring Mining Security in Africa

Innovative Mining Security in Africa A third of the world’s mineral reserves can be found in Africa – making the continent a key player in the […]
May 4, 2017
Violence in mining in africa

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 […]
April 24, 2017

The Pink Star

World’s Most Expensive Diamond Known around the world for its mineral riches, it is not surprising that South Africa is where many of the most exceptional […]
March 12, 2017

Four-year-olds Mining Cobalt for Phones

Is Your Smartphone Worth This? In recent investigations by Sky News and Amnesty International it was exposed that children as young as only four years old […]
February 13, 2017

Illegal Mining in Africa – Darkness and Danger

Known as ‘The Dark Continent’, there are many dangers lurking in Africa – especially in the dark recesses of illegal mines. As more and more mines […]
January 30, 2017

Social Responsibility in Mining in Africa

Mining Companies are Taking CSR Seriously The activities of mining companies often affect the communities in which they operate, and these companies have an obligation to […]