Category: Extractives Weekly Column

ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION OF THE MINING SECTOR –PART 2

In last week’s Monday Opinion, I delved into the policy and legal framework that governs economic diversification within the mining sector. In today’s Monday Opinion, I take the discussion further to elaborate on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and recommended strategic interventions that can promote diversification in the mining sector away from copper.

ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION IN THE MINING SECTOR

In this Monday Opinion, I draw your attention to economic diversification in the Zambian mining industry. The discussion of this topic is in two parts. The first part, which is the focus of this Monday Opinion, will look at the policy and legal framework that governs economic diversification in the mining sector. Part two of…
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HARNESSING THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE MINING SECTOR THROUGH LOCAL CONTENT AND ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING: (PART II)

IN LAST week’s Monday Opinion, I focused on elucidating how we can harness the economic potential of Zambia’s mining sector through the lens of local content and Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). Particularly, I dissected the challenges within the sector on these two fronts. In today’s Monday Opinion, I take the discussion further to prescribe…
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Strategies for enhancing the contribution of the Gemstone Mining Sector to Zambia’s economy

In last week’s Monday Opinion, I undertook a review of Zambia’s Gemstone mining sector particularly drawing your attention to its historical background and technical status. In this Monday Opinion I escalate the conversation further by explicating how the gemstone mining sector can meaningfully contribute to Zambia’s economy. Before delving into this, I will highlight some…
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A review of Zambia’s Mining Sector

In this Monday Opinion, I draw your attention to the topic of Zambia’s gemstone mining sector. The motivation of this undertaking resides in the fact that mining public discourse has not done much justice in reviewing its historical background, and status. Firstly, I will give a generic formal introduction to the gemstone mining sector. I…
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