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Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell is a Senior Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tel: +2711 622 3744



Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 25th July 2014

Mozambique heavy mineral sands mine reports production jump

Irish miner Kenmare Resources has reported record production of ilmenite and primary zircon from its Moma mine in Mozambique. These records applied for both the second quarter (Q2) of this year and for last month. Production during the first half...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 18th July 2014

Moz rejects short-term tax cuts, but reviews possible

Mozambique’s Tax Authority has rejected the idea of a cut in taxes on the country’s resources sector in the short term. However Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes told the Macauhub news agency that there was the possibility of...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 11th July 2014

Indians, Australians pursuing opportunities in Mozambique

Indian company International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) is reported to be interested in coal assets in Mozambique. ICVL is a “special purpose vehicle” created at the initiative of the Indian Ministry of Steel, with the purpose of...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 4th July 2014

Mozambican rubies perform well at first auction

The first auction of rough rubies and corundum from the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, held in Singapore from June 12 to June 17, brought in revenues of $33.5-million. This was reported by London Stock Exchange AIM-listed Gemfields plc, which...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 27th June 2014

Moz to start exporting coal through Nacala by December

The Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications has reaffirmed that the country will start exporting coal from the Tete basin through the port of Nacala by December. This was made clear at the 32nd meeting of the Ministry’s Coordinating...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 13th June 2014

Railway limitations still a serious problem for Mozambique’s coal sector

The inadequacies of Mozambique’s current coal export infrastructure were again exposed at the end of last month when a Vale Mozambique train carrying coal from the Moatize mine to the port of Beira along the Sena railway was derailed. Vale...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 6th June 2014

Mozambique and Angola seek to exchange mining expertise

Mozambique and Angola are to strengthen their cooperation in the mining sector. This is the overarching outcome of the recent visit by Mozambican Mines and Mineral Resources Minister Esperança Bias to Angola. The visit was at the invitation of...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 30th May 2014

Mozambique benefiting from mining taxes but needs to improve infrastructure

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has calculated that Mozambique has extracted $1.3-billion in capital gains taxes from transactions involving mining and hydrocarbons projects. This is equivalent to 9% of the country’s gross domestic...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 23rd May 2014

Vietnam more welcoming to foreign miners, but constraints remain

March saw the holding of the second ever international mining and minerals conference in Vietnam. Held at the International Centre for Exhibitions in the capital city of Hanoi, Mining Vietnam 2014 was attended by 3 581 trade delegates from 30...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 16th May 2014

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