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Mining investor says Congo is cleaning up its act

Democratic Republic of Congo has improved its business environment but plans to raise mining taxes could deter investors in a country where massive infrastructure challenges remain, the CEO of a major foreign miner said. Pieter Deboutte, manager...
9th April 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
21st March 2014

Policy shifts pose risks in the Copperbelt

While the Zambian and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) governments have indicated this past year that they intend to introduce new policies to help their States gain more value from the mining sector, the governments have yet to act on their...
6th December 2013

Tin miners getting twice price for certified DRC ore – US State Department

Tin-mining companies that certify their ore against conflict are receiving prices double those of noncertified participants, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Peter Harrell said on Tuesday. “Miners participating in the scheme are earning...
26th November 2013
Mining Services

Air chartering company raises profile of on-board courier division

Air charter solutions provider Chapman Freeborn is raising the profile of its specialist on-board courier division, following the successful global expansion of the service last year, Chapman Freeborn Africa MD Iain Clark tells Mining Weekly....
27th September 2013

Kimberlite indicators in DRC diamond search excite Delrand

TSX- and JSE-listed exploration company Delrand Resources, which is operating exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is excited by kimberlite indicator minerals that exploration activities have unearthed at the company’s southern...
6th August 2013
Mining in Africa

Air chartering company expands services across Africa

Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has, as of June 20, added new air freighter routes to assist the expanding African mining industry. “The new service will run every Thursday from OR Tambo International Airport, in...
12th July 2013

Insecurity in Congo copper province a 'serious concern' -UN

Security in Congo's copper-mining heartland of Katanga is a "very serious concern" that must be tackled politically and militarily, the outgoing head of the UN peackeeping mission said on Monday. The province, which sits on some of the world's...
18th June 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Company Announcement: NEW Scheduled Service PDF Available

Chapman Freeborn in conjunction with MKFS and Trans Air Services bring a scheduled air freighter service between Johannesburg (JNB) to Lubumbahi (FBM) and Kinshasa
10th June 2013

Global industry acts to shield gold’s reputation from effects of conflict

It is estimated that as many as five-million people lost their lives in the civil war that convulsed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 1994 to 2003. Although most of the country then achieved peace, conflict continued in the eastern part...
16th November 2012

Global industry acts to shield gold’s reputation from effects of conflict

It is estimated that as many as five million people lost their lives in the civil war that convulsed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1994 to 2003.
16th November 2012
Mining in Africa

Family trust provides hope for DRC mining communities

The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF), started by the Dan Gertler family in 2007, plans to expand its social work in and around mining areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2013 by forging more partnerships with local organisations and...
9th November 2012
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