Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

New bridge to curb deaths at Zimbabwean river

Chilonga Bridge, Chiredzi south, Masvingo province, Zimbabwe

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – CONSTRUCTION of new bridge to address carnage south of Zimbabwe is set to resume soon after government pledged a further US$20 million for the project. The Chilonga Bridge set to stretch 250 metres across the Runde River will link rural and urban Chiredzi, through to […]

Miners union warns of another ‘Marikana’

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is wary of armed intruders accessing mines were its members work. AMCU has documented four such incidents, with the latest reportedly on Thursday at Kloof Mine outside Westonaria. Members arrested the man who was allegedly found in possession of numerous […]

DRC on the path to fulfilling great mining potential

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AFTER years of a lull attributed to insecurity, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on course to fulfill its mining potential on the back of the biggest global interest and some measure of stability since a new administration assumed office. Arguably the country most […]

Djibouti fined 20% of GDP for seizing port

DP World

from SAID ABOUBAKER in Djibouti, Djibouti DJIBOUTI, (CAJ News) – A London court has awarded Dubai firm DP World $385m in compensation after the government of Djibouti cancelled the company’s contract to run one of Africa’s most strategic harbours. Measured as a share of gross domestic product – the amount equals one fifth of the […]

Zimbabwe targets 300 percent increase in diamond output


from TINO PEPUKAI in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has set itself a lofty target of increasing its diamonds output by over 300 percent by 2030. The country hopes to produce 12 billion carats by 2030, up from 2,8 billion carats currently produced from Chiadzwa fields in the east. The confirmation by a […]

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