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    #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

    #MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West Africa

    West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

    By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 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

    #BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    Smart mining is the key to competitiveness

    Smarter mining, embracing the total value chain and finding solutions to the new realities that the industry faces, holds the key to remaining competitive in a fiercely contested marketplace...

    By Eric Croeser 9 Dec 2019

    What's going to shake up the mining industry by 2030?

    A new report has revealed the major changes predicted to shake up the world's mining sector by 2023, including specific South African predictions...

    23 Oct 2019

    Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from within

    Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

    By Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

    Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?

    Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

    By János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

    Regulatory change and safeguarding against corruption in the Australian mining industry

    The Australian mining industry is a force to be reckoned with, playing a prominent role in the country's economy, accounting for 7% of its gross domestic product (GDP)...

    By Scott Harris 30 May 2019

    Gold mining reduces infant mortality rate

    Large scale gold mining in sub-Saharan Africa has reduced infant mortality in nearby communities, with rates falling by 50% among those born within 10km of a gold mine...

    3 May 2019

    Botswana's largest diamond find

    A 1,758-carat diamond, second only in size to the famous Cullinan diamond, has been unearthed by Lucara Diamond Corp at its Karowe mine in Botswana.

    26 Apr 2019

    20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled

    The biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

    18 Apr 2019

    The DRC and China's Sicomines: why future deals should be different

    It was confidently billed at the time as the "deal of the century". The Sino Congolaise des Mines (Sicomines) was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was agreed in 2007...

    By Andoni Maiza Larrarte & Gloria Claudio-Quiroga 3 Apr 2019

    Zim to relax mine ownership rules

    When the Zimbabwean government announced it would relax the indigenisation and economic empowerment regulations in late 2017,it was restricted to the platinum and diamond mining sectors only...

    11 Mar 2019

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