Mozambique Mining: Mozal alluminium production 2% up, operating costs 12% down


South32 CEO Graham Kerr


Saleable production from Mozal Aluminium, in Mozambique, increased by 2% to 136 000 t in the six months to December 31, with an 11% increase in sales reflecting the timing of shipments between periods. Continue reading

Africa Mining: Wary of potential repeal of “conflict minerals” rule haunts African States


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A possible plan by US President Donald Trump to suspend a rule on “conflict minerals” could help fund armed groups and contribute to a surge in unrest in central Africa, regional states said on Wednesday, writes the Mining Weekly. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: Egypt Hopes To Reach Gas Market Balance In 2018, To Export By 2020


EGAS chief Mohamed Al-Masry

Egypt hopes its gas market will be balanced in 2018 and expects to begin exporting gas by 2020, EGAS chief Mohamed Al-Masry said on Wednesday at an oil conference in Cairo. Continue reading

Mozambique Oil & Gas: Sasol Suspends Drilling Due To Tropical Storm

Sasol facilities

Sasol facilities

South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd has temporarily suspended drilling activity in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo, its spokesman said on Thursday, quoted by Reuters news agency.

Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; editing by Susan Thomas)

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Mining & Sustainability: Botswana chamber adopts Canada’s sustainable mining program


Sustainability in Botswana Mining

The Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) has announced that it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. Continue reading

The Post Tips: How to Get a Job in the Mining Industry


Vale Mozambique employees regarding the stocking yard (Credits – Marcelo Coelho – Vale SA)

The mining industry is surprisingly difficult to break into. A lot of the work is very complicated – and a lot of mining industry jobs require a surplus of education and qualifications before a potential applicant will even be considered for a position. It’s serious work, and you may have a hard time determining where you should start. If you’re devoted to the idea of a career in the mining industry, you have your work cut out for you. Here are five things you should do to get a job in the mining industry: Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: For alleged offshore fraud, Libya arrests four oil executives


Four Oil Executives arreasted in Libya

Just as Libya loads its first tanker from a new floating storage platform in the offshore Bouri oilfield, authorities have detained four senior oil executives over fraud related to the vessel. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: Shell contribution to Niger Delta Development – $1 billion

shell-2Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary has committed US$1 billion for the development of the Niger Delta, the Vice President of the federal government, Yemi Osinbajo, said. Osinbajo is on a tour in the Delta, aiming to appease through dialogue the militant groups that have crippled Nigeria’s oil industry over the last couple of years. Continue reading