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Anglogold shuts South African mine over coronavirus

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. The mine, the deepest in the world, only re-opened in April after being shut under a nationwide lockdown, and had been operating at …

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Mining records 38% Producer Price Inflation

The Mining and Quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year producer price inflation rate of 38.0 percent, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), has said. This, according to the GSS, is followed by the utility sub-sector with 12.1 percent. The Manufacturing sub-sector recorded the lowest year-on-year producer inflation rate of 0.5 percent. …

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7 mining companies dragged to court for ‘mining illegally’

Seven mining companies, the Attorney General and Minerals Commission have been hauled to court over alleged illegalities. The plaintiff, David Addo has commissioned the actions in his capacity as a Ghanaian. Mr Addo claims AngloGold Gold Ashanti Iduapriem Ltd, Newmont Ghana Ltd, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Ltd, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd, …

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Akufo-Addo launches Community Mining programme

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 25 July 2019, launched the Community Mining Programme at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region.The Community Mining Programme is aimed at formalising mining in selected communities across the country.With, at least, one community mine expected to be set up in each of the …

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Gov’t secures part of MMIP funds to tackle illegal mining

The government has secured part of the funds needed to address the damaging effects of illegal mining across the country. The money will be spent under the Multilateral Mining Integrated Programme (MMIP) designed by the government to regulate artisanal small-scale mining and to reclaim lands destroyed by illegal mining. The …

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