Latest News for: Botswana mining


You Can Go To Jail For That

Mmegi Online 17 May 2022
Botswana has not been immune to this scourge as evidenced by among others, high unemployment rates; decline in mining and tourism revenues, abrupt decline in equity markets and loss of market value ... such as “stay-at-home” that were imposed by countries, Botswana included.

Lundin Mining appoints new chair

Mining Weekly 16 May 2022
Lukas Lundin recently retired as chairperson of several boards of mining companies that ...

Botswana at the African Mining Indaba

Mmegi Online 13 May 2022
Botswana has a long history in exploration and mining ... and mining projects ... Mining remains the most important sector of Botswana’s economy ... Botswana has enough skilled mining personnel, from graduates to experienced operators and experts that the industry is not able to absorb.

Debswana places multi-billion pula bet on local

Mmegi Online 13 May 2022
Thus far, 90 citizen-owned companies have benefitted under CEEP and through partnerships with the Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) and the UNDP’s supplier development programme, entrepreneurs are being empowered to take on the opportunities ... angered the Botswana Mine Workers Union.

Ghaghoo Mine sale flops

Mmegi Online 12 May 2022
The planned sale of Ghaghoo Mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) has collapsed after the prospective buyer, Botswana Diamonds (BOD), failed to secure a joint venture partner to help fund the purchase ... VAST was also to be responsible for funding to place the mine back into production.

Diamonds Still Dominate Mining

The Botswana Gazette 12 May 2022
GAZETTE REPORTER A Statistics Botswana report titled Index of the ...

Hichilema urges regional co-operation at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2022

News24 12 May 2022
Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema met his counterparts from South Africa and Botswana, Cyril Ramaphosa and Mokgweetsi Masisi, respectively, on the sidelines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2022 to discuss trade and investments ... .

Sale of Gem Diamonds Mine Falls Through Again

Diamonds Net 11 May 2022
Gem Diamonds’ sale of its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana has broken down for the third time in five years ... Gem Diamonds is still hopeful it can negotiate a new deal with Botswana Diamonds, but it is considering other possibilities for offloading the mine as well.

Ghaghoo sale falls through, but Botswana Diamonds remains hopeful of a future deal

Mining Weekly 11 May 2022
... subsidiary Gem Diamonds Botswana, which owns the Ghaghoo mine, has, therefore, lapsed.

Mining Indaba: African leaders talk up policy reform and regional cooperation

Mining Dot Com 11 May 2022
Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, said mining remained the most critical sector of the country’s economy. He implored investors to “seriously consider coming to Botswana to carry out exploration and mining projects,” as his government was completing ...

LETTER: The fable of the ANC and its love of red tape

Business Day 11 May 2022
The National Energy Regulator of SA is taking over from the department of mineral resources and energy in stymying new electricity  investment ... A similar lament arises from the mining industry ... It takes 10 times longer to get a mining licence in SA than in Botswana. Shame on you, ANC.

Africa's major miners call for value chains building

Xinhua 10 May 2022
With signs of improvement in the market and economic activity, Botswana's enough skilled mining personnel, organized and regulated labor movement, the overall progressive nature of Botswana's mineral policy and laws together with its investment climate makes Botswana competitive for mining investment, said Masisi.

Europe looking to get a million tonnes of coal annually from Botswana, says President Masisi

Reuters 10 May 2022
CAPE TOWN, May 10 (Reuters) - Botswana has been inundated with inquiries to supply coal to Europe and estimates that demand from Western countries could top a million tonnes a year, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Tuesday, as the Ukraine war forces Europe to pivot more to Africa for energy resources.

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