Botswana mining industry adopts new model for sustainability practices

Botswana mining industry adopts new model for sustainability practices

The mines in Botswana will be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their mining practices and report them to the community. The Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM) initiative looks at six core areas – including greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity conservation and community…

Child labourers used in gold mines in Tanzania

Over 12,000 children have been rescued from gold mines in Northern Tanzania in the past three years, reported children’s rights groups. It is feared that thousands of more children are being forced to work in dangerous conditions for next to nothing.   Even though it is against the law to…

Rio Tinto leaves Zimbabwe

Rio Tinto, the global mining giant, has left Zimbabwe after 60 years of business in the country. The decision came after they sold their 78% stake in Murowa Diamonds and 50% interest in Sengwa Coal to RioZim.  “Rio Tinto believes that the future of these assets can be best managed…