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Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services

According to a recent assessment published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, as well as copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services. The assessment, titled Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana, stated that short-to-medium-term actions in the areas of policy, regulatory, …

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Global mining economy finished the year and commenced 2021 on an upswing with continuing strong contributions to the global economy

2020 was a remarkable year for the global mining industry. The impact of the covid-19 pandemic was felt early and hard by the global mining industry through shutdowns of mines, ports and rail and other transportation infrastructure, with shipments stranded at sea or caught in port and with inconsistent restrictions …

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Mining sector leading Botswana’s economical mend

According to financial services provider Absa Bank Botswana, Botswana’s economy is on the mend, aided by the mining sector. “Botswana’s economic recovery is underway with an improving outlook for diamond demand buoying medium- to longer-term prospects. Rough diamond prices are recovering in line with stronger demand in key markets, such …

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Major firms partner to deliver ecological solutions to Okavango

De Beers, a diamond miner and retailer, and National Geographic have announced the beginning of Okavango Eternal, a partnership aimed at protecting the Okavango Delta’s source waters and the people and livelihoods that depend on them. DeBeers said in a press release that the five-year commitment is a critical inward …

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Khoemacau considering strategic sustainability models developed for its copper and silver mine communities

Botswana’s Khoemacau Copper Mining is focusing on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, including as significant renewable energy generation and potential community development programs, while it ramps up to nameplate throughput of 3.65 million tonnes per year. Johan Ferreira, CEO of Cupric Canyon Capital and Khoemacau Copper Mining, said in …

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