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    Glencore to restart operations at Mutanda copper, cobalt mine in 2022

    Commodity trader and miner Glencore plans to restart operations at Mutanda - the world's biggest cobalt mine that also produces large amounts of copper - in the Democratic Republic of Congo next year...

    By Pratima Desai 19 May 2021

    Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

    Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

    By Andy Home 14 May 2021

    How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

    Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

    By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

    #BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

    14 Dec 2020

    As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

    By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020

    Getting real about virtual events

    2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

    Issued by 9 Oct 2020

    Illicit gold thrives in DRC

    Ilicit gold trade continues to thrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite efforts to clean up the sector, according to Impact's latest report.

    18 Sep 2020

    Covid is forcing the mining sector to adopt technology

    "Can you imagine explaining 5G or autonomy or the cloud to a mine boss from, even the, mid-twentieth century? Or even remote technologies that we're using now, pre-Covid-19 in some cases?"

    23 Jun 2020

    Commodities, power and capacity building

    Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

    22 Jun 2020

    Miners bump heads over DRC mining code

    Things got heated in a discussion about the Democratic Republic of Congo's mining code with juniors squaring off against the big mining houses on the first day of this week's Digital DRC Mining Week...

    19 Jun 2020

    Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metal

    In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation...

    By Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 27 May 2020

    Mining in a post-Covid DRC will be "survival of the fittest"

    While some mining operations in the DRC have been able to continue production despite Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, experts agree that the country's mining industry faces a tough post-pandemic period...

    22 May 2020

    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

    In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

    Issued by 6 Apr 2020

    China's investment in Africa's mineral resources

    When it comes to energy, it's not just the traditional advocates of renewable energy that are leading the way, it is the world's major emerging economies such as China and India that are driving this clean energy transition...

    20 Jan 2020

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