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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



Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 18th April 2014

Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique

The current insecurity in central Mozambique directly affected the country’s coal mining sector for the first time at the beginning of the month. A Vale Mozambique freight train, running from the company’s mine at Moatize, in Tete province, to...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 11th April 2014

Mozambique expects capital gains tax on mining transactions

Mozambique’s Tax Authority is still pursuing capital gains on the sale of the Benga project to Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto. This was affirmed recently by Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes at a press conference in Maputo....
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 4th April 2014

Most coal miners in Mozambique not yet meeting social obligations

Only one of the multinational coal miners operating in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province has so far honoured its obligations to use part of its income to fund local community development. The companies concerned are India’s...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 28th March 2014

More coal projects coming on stream in Mozambique

Three more companies will soon start mining coal in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province, Mineral Resources provincial director Manuel Sithole has reported. They will join four others already extracting coal in the district. The...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 14th March 2014

Moatize coal operation awaits new infrastructure to achieve full capacity

Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique remains constrained by logistical inadequacies, although its output was slightly higher in 2013 than in 2012. However, the miner remains confident in the...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 7th March 2014

Power boost from Moatize ‘by-product’ for Mozambique

The Mozambican government has approved the construction of a 600 MW thermal power plant at Moatize in Tete province. The plant, variously reported by Mozambican media as costing $1-billion or €727-million or 30-billion meticais, will burn...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 28th February 2014

Rio takes further hit on Mozambique operations, but production up

Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto last week announced a further write down of $470-million for Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique (RTCM). (All dollar figures are US$.) This followed a few days after reporting that production at its Benga coal mine in...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 21st February 2014

International assistance to benefit African mineral resources sectors

Mozambique and Malawi have expressed interest in a World Bank plan to launch, in July, a five-year $1-billion fund to finance the mapping of Africa’s mineral resources. The project will use airborne surveys and satellites to cover areas for...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 14th February 2014

London-listed miner to build $1bn pig iron plant in Mozambique

Mozambican-based mining company Capitol Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange AIM-listed Baobab Resources, is to invest $1-billion in the construction of a pig iron plant in the Moatize district of the south east...
By: Keith Campbell
Published on 7th February 2014

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