Interview with Darryll Kilian- Partner, SRK Consulting and Susa Maleba – Country Manager, SRK Consulting in the DRC.
How important is the agricultural sector to SRK’s overall operations?
Agriculture is an area into which SRK can diversify its services and provide considerable value. The sector is becoming very important in Africa as governments work to build food security and take advantage of the continent’s generally favourable climatic and biophysical conditions.”Read-More”
Ivanhoe Mines addresses concern of two D.R. Congo ministers and reiterates commitment to negotiating an agreement for the DRC government to acquire up to a further 15% interest in the Kamoa Copper Project
KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN), and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, today reiterated a statement issued on June 9 reconfirming Ivanhoe's commitment to finalize an agreement for the sale of a further interest of up to 15% in the company's Kamoa Copper Project to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo.”Read-More”
The power of working together in growing new industry. Awakening the agriculture potential of the Katanga province.
2015 could well mark the turning point for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in its path to realizing its agri- culture potential.”Read-More”
Katanga Mining Week 20 - 21 October 2015 www.ipad-katanga.com
The Katanga Mining Week focuses more on the local challenges of the province as well as the role of the mining industry in social development responsibilities. Katanga is the hub of copper and cobalt mining in the DRC.”Read-More”
President Edgar Lungu has assured mining companies operating in Zambia that Government is rapidly addressing their concerns on the new Mineral Royalty Tax.”Read-More”
This is the first of a series of articles, continuing through 2015, dedicated to the prospects and future growth of agriculture sector in the DRC. Through the year we will review the current status of the sector as a key driver of the economy, and examine the relevant policies, the social context, and the value and volume of current investments”Read-More”
As the latest statistics from Productivity SA show that labour productivity in the mining sector fell almost 7% last year, mine management urgently needs a long-term vision for an operating environment that will improve output per worker, according to SRK Consulting chairman Roger Dixon.”Read-More”
GDK- Grands Domaines Du Katanga, is subsidiary of Group Sopex, it started in the DRC in 2005, how did the company evolve since its incorporation?”Read-More”
RANDGOLD said it had made an approach to acquire a majority stake in Dan Gertler’s Moku-Beverendi project, which had exploration permits adjoining its Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).”Read-More”
Interview with Ms. Lukeshni Chetty Ph. D. General Manager of SANSOR- South African National Seed Organization
How important is the seed industry to the wider agriculture sector in Africa?
Lukeshni Chetty: The seed industry is exceptionally important. It is the first aspect of the food security value chain.”Read-More”
Every stakeholder has a role to play in keeping the mining industry afloat and in optimising development opportunities. If we recognise that a win-win scenario is first prize, as encapsulated in the term shared value which Michael Porter and Mark Kramer first wrote about in Harvard Business Review about in 2011, then what's holding us back?”Read-More”
The Zambian mining & quarrying sector grew by 15,7% in 2011*. The industry witnessed $1.04 billion of Foreign Direct Investment during the same time period **”Read-More”