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Interview with Darryll Kilian- Partner, SRK Consulting and Susa Maleba – Country Manager, SRK Consulting in the DRC.

Darryll Killian partner SRK Consulting SA

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.

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News

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.

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Articles

The power of working together in growing new industry. Awakening the agriculture potential of the Katanga province.

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2015 could well mark the turning point for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in its path to realizing its agri- culture potential.

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Events

Katanga Mining Week 20-21 October 2015

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.

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Government is rapidly addressing Mines concerns on the new Mineral Royalty Tax-Lungu.

President Edgar Lungu has assured mining companies operating in Zambia that Government is rapidly addressing their concerns on the new Mineral Royalty Tax.

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Interviews

Interview with Rahim Dhrolia – MD African Milling

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Mr Dhrolia, before we start talking about the exciting future that the African Milling plant brings to the Katanga Province, can you elaborate as to why you have decided to invest in the agriculture sector in the DRC?

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Articles

DRC Agriculture Outlook.

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

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President Lungu announced, that the government will implement the three multi-million dollar capital projects in the roads, aviation and water and sanitation sectors. The three projects are the US$397 million Ndola International Airport, C-400 Copperbelt Township Roads which will cost US$492 million and the US$400 million Kafubu Water Reticulation System. The three projects have a total value of US$1.3 billion or K16 billion over a period of three years [2016-2018]. ... See MoreSee Less

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The DRC will improve its electricity output thanks to the DRC mining sector, where many companies are looking to generate new hydroelectric power as part of the strategic operational plans over the next few years. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESIDENT Lungu announced at the end of November a robust three-year recovery programme for Copperbelt aimed at mitigating the loss of employment by over 3,000 miners and creating over 10,000 new jobs. Retrenched miners who want to engage in agriculture will be resettled. ... See MoreSee Less

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Banro Corporation, operating the Twangiza mine in South Kivu and –soon, the Namoya mine in Maniema, produced at Twangiza 70,268 ounces during the first half of 2015 vs 41,568 ounces in the same period of 2014. ... See MoreSee Less

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In November 2015, President Edward Lungu launched the construction of 750 mega-watt Lower Kafue Gorge Hydropower station. This investment will make Zambia fully energy-secure in three years. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mining’s future lies in productivity turnaround

SRK_Every decision made should focus on the shared goals and vision for the mine the community and all stakeholders
Roger Dixon, chairman and corporate consultant, SRK Consulting (SA).

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.

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Interviews

Interview with THOMAS LECOMTE – GENERAL MANAGER GDK

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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?

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News

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).

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Interviews

Interview with Ms. Lukeshni Chetty Ph. D. General Manager of SANSOR- South African National Seed Organization

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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.

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Recognising that societal needs, not just conventional economic needs, define markets.

SRK_Every decision made should focus on the shared goals and vision for the mine, the community and all stakeholders

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?

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Events

Copperbelt Trade & Expo Conference, 5-6 May 2015 , Kitwe, Zambia

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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 **

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President Lungu announced, that the government will implement the three multi-million dollar capital projects in the roads, aviation and water and sanitation sectors. The three projects are the US$397 million Ndola International Airport, C-400 Copperbelt Township Roads which will cost US$492 million and the US$400 million Kafubu Water Reticulation System. The three projects have a total value of US$1.3 billion or K16 billion over a period of three years [2016-2018]. ... See MoreSee Less

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The DRC will improve its electricity output thanks to the DRC mining sector, where many companies are looking to generate new hydroelectric power as part of the strategic operational plans over the next few years. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESIDENT Lungu announced at the end of November a robust three-year recovery programme for Copperbelt aimed at mitigating the loss of employment by over 3,000 miners and creating over 10,000 new jobs. Retrenched miners who want to engage in agriculture will be resettled. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Banro Corporation, operating the Twangiza mine in South Kivu and –soon, the Namoya mine in Maniema, produced at Twangiza 70,268 ounces during the first half of 2015 vs 41,568 ounces in the same period of 2014. ... See MoreSee Less

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In November 2015, President Edward Lungu launched the construction of 750 mega-watt Lower Kafue Gorge Hydropower station. This investment will make Zambia fully energy-secure in three years. ... See MoreSee Less

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