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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Zimbabwe's Jan-August gold production rises 10%
    Zimbabwe's gold production rose 10% in the first eight months of this year to 14.6 t, buoyed by higher output from small and informal producers, official data showed on Thursday. Gold is Zimbabwe's single largest mineral export.
  • NUM continues strike at Petra’s Finsch mine after deadlock
    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it would not back down from its wage dispute with Petra Diamonds until its demands were met. Workers at the Finsch mine, in the Northern Cape, downed tools on Monday in a strike that resulted in 67 members staging an ongoing sit-in underground after the parties reached an impasse over wages and other related matters.
  • Johnson Matthey to invest £200m in battery material technology
    Johnson Matthey said it will invest an initial £200-million in expanding its battery material technology business from 2018, aiming to capitalise on growth in the electric vehicle market. The specialty chemicals company said the overall market "could be (worth) more than $30-billion (in) sales when battery electric vehicle penetration increases to around 10%."