Category archives for: Mining

Galaxy Foundation Presents Wheelchair to A Young Man Who Fell Into 60ft Abandoned Galamsey Pit

Ashanti Region, Ghana, July 4, 2020//-Galaxy Foundation Ghana, an NGO has donated a wheelchair to 25 year old man who got paralyzed after falling into 60 feet (ft) abandoned  galamsey pit during hunting in a forest at Adansi Adwafo in the Ashanti Region.

Access to Reliable Internet of Things Connectivity Could Transform Mining Sector

June 30, 2020//-Organisations across the mining industry are struggling to take full advantage of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled applications due to a lack of reliable connectivity.

Only 10 Countries Control 50% of Global Gold Reserves

June 24, 2020//-Data investigated and calculated by reveals that 10 countries control 49.37% of the global gold reserves. 

World Bank-backed Mine Relocates Community During Pandemic, Violating Basic Human Rights

Conakry, Guinea, June 19, 2020// – While communities across Guinea were under Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, a joint venture owned by mining giants Alcoa and Rio Tinto relocated more than a hundred families to expand its sprawling bauxite mine.

South African Mining Has Gone Under To Its Darkest In 39 Years

June 16, 2020//-It has somewhat ceased to remain news that South Africa had one of the world’s most severe coronavirus-curbing lockdowns. The measure had its ripple effects, and one of the evidences is the current state of the nation’s mining industry.

Ghana Earned GH¢4.02 Billion From Mining Revenue In 2019

Accra, Ghana, May 29, 2020//-The share of the mining and quarrying sector in total direct domestic receipts mobilized by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has improved to GH¢ 4.02 billion in 2019 from GH¢ 2.36 billion in 2018.

Africa Is Paying COVID-19’s Price In Gold

May 28, 2020//-Over the years, huge mining operations in Africa have generated significant profits for foreign companies.

164 Workers of AngloGold Ashanti South Africa Test Positive for COVID-19

May 25, 2020//-AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine in South Africa has been temporarily closed after 164 workers tested positive for the coronavirus, the gold miner said in a statement on Sunday.

Health and Safety in the Spotlight as South Africa’s Miners Go Back to Work

Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa. Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images Nancy Coulson, University of the Witwatersrand and Nicola Christofides, University of the Witwatersrand May 9, 2020//-South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of […]

Ghana Chamber of Mines Supports Gov’t with GHS11.5 Million to Help Fight COVID-19

Accra, April 10, 2020//-The Ghana Chamber of Mines has reviewed the increasing threat, as well as the devastating effects of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks and decided to respond purposefully to support the government’s efforts.

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