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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Wind IPPs given some clawback relief as Eskom issues surprise force majeure notices
    In its force majeure notice to wind independent power producers (IPPs), Eskom has indicated that, should the system operator issue an instruction to a wind farm to reduce energy output during the period of the Covid-19 lockdown, the IPP would be granted an extension equivalent to the period of curtailment. The notice, which was delivered to IPPs on March 31, was issued in response to the 21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa for the period beginning at midnight on March 26 to midnight on April 16.
  • Lucara takes steps to protect employees against Covid-19
    Diamond producer Lucara Diamond Corporation has implemented a crisis management strategy to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees in Botswana and Canada amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Lucara's 100%-owned Karowe mine, in north central Botswana, remains fully operational under new measures and guidelines implemented by the Botswana government earlier this week.
  • Botswana Diamonds awarded new prospecting licences
    Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Sunland Minerals, has been awarded six new prospecting licences by the Botswana government. The licence tenure is for a period of three years until March 31, 2023.