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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney
    A settlement between thousands of sick gold miners and the mining industry is possible before the end of the year, according to one of the attorneys for the sick mineworkers. More than 100 000 mineworkers and former mineworkers, and their dependants, are claiming damages for contracting silicosis and/or TB from exposure to dust underground, according to a GroundUp report.
  • Congo mines say revised code threatens industry's future
    Mining companies in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday that proposed changes to the mining code adopted by the lower house of parliament last week would do lasting damage to investment in Africa's top copper producer. The process of revising the 2002 mining code in Congo has dragged on for over five years but the National Assembly on Friday approved a bill that would increase taxes and royalties and sent it to the upper house Senate for a second vote.
  • Cameco, Kazatomprom restructure JV Inkai
    Canadian uranium producer Cameco and the National Atomic Company of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazatomprom) has closed on an agreement to restructure the joint venture over the Inkai in situ recovery uranium mine, in south Kazakhstan. The CEO of Kazatomprom Galymzhan Pirmatov and Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel have signed the formal documents at a ceremony in London, required to complete the restructuring as outlined in the May 2016 implementation accord between Kazatomprom, Cameco and Inkai.