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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Congo mines minister rejects industry proposal to retain exemptions
    Democratic Republic of Congo's mines minister rejected a proposal by mining companies on Friday to retain exemptions and scrap some taxes in exchange for higher royalties than those in a new mining code, calling the taxes "untouchable". Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu was reacting to a proposal from mining companies under which the companies would accept higher royalty payments if the government agreed to respect ten-year exemptions for existing projects from changes to the fiscal and customs regimes and cancel certain taxes.
  • Lonmin hands over New Marikana primary school to Basic Education dept
    Platinum group metals miner Lonmin on Friday handed the New Marikana primary school over to the North West Department of Education and Sport Development, in Rustenburg, and the Marikana community.
  • Cause of fire at Exxaro reductants plant in Limpopo being investigated
    Diversified miner Exxaro Resources and the Department of Mineral Resources are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Exxaro’s Grootegeluk reductants plant, in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Wednesday.