The State of Mining in Africa 2009

The State of Mining in Africa 2009

From Botswana to Zambia, many mines will prosper while political missteps will inevitably dash the dreams of others

By Antonio Ruffini, E&MJ’s African-based editor

Africa’s broad transition from a collection of states undertaking largely disastrous socialist experiments to a more stable democratic continent is no more than two decades old. Many of its countries have adopted investor friendly mining codes. Mining and exploration projects are underway in the majority of countries across the continent, well beyond the traditional mining centres such as South Africa, Zambia and Ghana.

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Africa’s Largest Engineering Company Remains Upbeat

Africa’s Largest Engineering Company Remains Upbeat

By Antonio Ruffini, E&MJ’s South African Editor

Nigel Townshend the CEO of TWP Holdings, Africa’s largest private sector engineering company, is reasonably bullish on the long term outlook of the continent’s mining sector. He can afford to be as TWP’s existing project portfolio translates into some US$13 billion of predominantly mining related business for the company.

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E&MJ’s Annual Survey of Global Mining Investment

E&MJ’s Annual Survey of Global Mining Investment

This year’s survey confirms that the economic engine driving mining investment is running out of fuel

By Magnus Ericsson and Viktoriya Larsson, Raw Materials Group

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