The Malawi Mining & Trade Review January 2019 edition is available for download.
- Malawi’s oil prospects
- A review of projects in 2018
- Gemstone Association of Malawi calls on government for more support
- Cement Products Ltd corporate social responsibility projects
- Ignatius Kamwanje provides an explainer on geophysics and geophysical surveys in mineral exploration, an important addition as
- Globe Metals and Mining has just completed an updated feasibility study (see here on Kanyika Niobium Project, Mzimba)
- Mkango Resources is well on its way to completing its feasibility study for Songwe Hill Rare Earths Project, Phalombe
- Sovereign Metals makes headway on raising finance for a feasibility study of Malingunde Graphite Project, Lilongwe. Take a look at the presentation they recently gave during the 121 Mining Investment meetings in Cape Town earlier this month.
- Grain Malunga examines gold prospects in Malawi, as artisanal and small-scale mining continues at rush sites.
Malawians are rushing to exploit gold discovered on the outskirts of the capital Lilongwe – but at what cost? pic.twitter.com/P8VAdarra3
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) November 23, 2018
- And there’s a final word on Malawi’s new Mines and Minerals Act that the Malawi government has the option to take up to 10% free equity in large-scale mining project (in reality the local subsidiary of a multinational). This is not the most reliable way to raise revenue or leverage influence on a mining company or project, even if it sounds good. So let’s proceed cautiously on this, especially if we acquire this so-called ‘free’ equity in exchange for reducing other tax rates as was done in the case of the agreement for Kayelekera Uranium Mine.