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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Angola aims to attract major mining investor, develop local ones
    The copper/cobalt belt, known as the Central African Copperbelt, already well-known and exploited in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, also extends into Angola. This has been determined by surveying activities carried out under Angola’s National Geology Plan (known by the Portuguese acronym of Planageo). Geophysical surveying has indicated that the Angolan section of this belt amounts to at least 116 000 km2. http://preditor.creamermedia.co.za/article.view.php?ct_id=1&op=new#
  • Wesizwe completes platinum shaft development
    JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – China-controlled South African mining company Wesizwe Platinum said on Thursday that it had completed 779 m of service shaft development in the 12 months to December 31. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, with R455-million cash on hand as at year-end, said the production shaft at its mining project in the North West province had been equipped to shaft bottom.
  • Govt gives green light for shale gas fracking in Karoo
    The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. He revealed this during a community engagement on shale gas development in Richmond, in the Northern Cape.