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Your ultimate resource for in-depth analysis of Africa’s mining industry.

Mineral Exploration

Published: 12 December 2019


As the world’s second largest continent and one with large quantities of mineral endowments, Africa is home to a large proportion of the world’s mined minerals.

Effective Mine Risk Management

Published: 28 November 2019


Mining is an inherently risky business. Mining companies grapple with everything from miner safety to a changing political landscape throughout the life of mine.

Mining Exploration & Definitive Feasibility Studies

Published: 14 November 2019


Feasibility Studies are important throughout the pre-production stage of every mining project to justify continued investment. “A feasibility study demonstrates the economic viability of the project with enough certainty to allow a decision to develop a mine or not,” says Africa Mining IQ’s Ina King.

2007 – Present: The Burkina Faso Gold Rush

Published: 25 October 2019


Burkina Faso’s minerals industry continues to bloom, with the recent commissioning of the 1.61 Moz Wahgnion Gold Mine the latest operational project among the country’s rapidly developing mining sector that produced an estimated 55 tons of gold in 2018.

The software evolution – impacts on the mining industry

Published: 10 October 2019


As technology evolves so do mining methods. In South Africa and many African countries, it is a balancing act between implementing new technologies and retaining a large workforce. But these technologies cannot be ignored.

Mining Tanzania: Keeping the Balance

Mining Tanzania: Keeping the Balance

Published: 26 September 2019


Tanzania is blessed with vast quantities and types of natural resources whose extraction has been central to the country’s economic growth. Mining is one of the leading sectors in Tanzania, with the value of mineral exports increasing each year.

Public Private Partnerships

Growing Ghana’s economy through Public Private Partnerships

Published: 12 September 2019


Ghana’s mining industry accounts for about 5% of the country’s GDP, with its minerals making up over 35% of its exports. Over the past seven to eight years the country has been encouraging Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to bolster its infrastructure.

Mining Charter 3

Mining Charter 3: Opportunities and Challenges

Published: 29 August 2019


Since the 19th Century, mining has been a central pillar underpinning South Africa’s economy. Now, with the gazetting of Mining Charter 3, hopes are being placed on the mining industry once again that it can be leveraged as a primary catalyst for South Africa’s much-needed reindustrialisation effort.

The Rise of the DRC

The Rise of the DRC: a new horizon of mining investment

Published: 21 August 2019


The DRC is one of the most mineral-rich countries in the world. Yet about 80% of its projects are still in exploration or development. Here’s the inside scoop on #mining in the DRC.

Mining Gold in Ghana: Africa’s New Industry Leader

Published: 15 August 2019


In 2019, Ghana eclipsed South Africa’s gold production for the first time, producing 4.8 million ounces of gold in 2018, compared to South Africa’s 4.2 million oz.

Brine Mining: a new front of mineral wealth in Africa?

Published: 31 July 2019


Minerals aren’t only found in ore deposits. They are also dissolved, in naturally occurring surface or groundwater brines and seawater across the world. In Africa, where industries such ...

Industry 4.0 coming to mining

Industry 4.0 Comes to Mining

Published: 27 June 2019


The world has changed. What worked for us 20 years ago, no longer works. The same is true for the mining industry. We need to evolve so we can take mining into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Africa's Gold: An ancient story

Africa’s Gold: An ancient story

Published: 20 June 2019


Since ancient times, mining and quarrying have carved humankind’s path through history. Here’s a look at how gold helped our ancestors create civilisations, communities and monetary systems.

Africa's Gold: An ancient story

Africa’s Gold: An ancient story

Published: 20 June 2019


Since ancient times, mining and quarrying have carved humankind’s path through history. Here’s a look at how gold helped our ancestors create civilisations, communities and monetary systems.

Waste Not, Want Not: Finding ore in mining waste

Published: 20 June 2019


As South Africa dips further into financial strife, combining smart spend with environmental management and metal recovery is becoming standard procedure as mines seek to optimise their productivity.

Tailings Dams: What you need to know

Published: 20 June 2019


When tailings dams fail, the results can be catastrophic. As the number of mine tailings dams in the world increase, it’s time to find out what they are and how to make them safer.

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