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Mining In Central Africa 2021

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  • August 2021
  • Region: Africa
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  • ID: 5414966

Mining in Central Africa

Central Africa is a significant producer of the world’s cobalt, tantalum, manganese, diamonds and copper. The region’s mining industry is benefiting from rising demand for a variety of minerals as the world economy recovers after the easing of coronavirus lockdowns. The region contains deposits of a range of minerals, many of which are not exploited. While a large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, artisanal mining also plays a large role. The majority of the minerals produced in Central Africa are exported for further processing

Challenging Environment

Dozens of exploration and mining companies are actively exploring the region, which has some challenges, including a lack of skilled workers and inadequate infrastructure such as roads and electricity. Central Africa’s transport costs are increased by poor road infrastructure while the logistics of delivering heavy equipment and materials to build a mine in remote areas, where the road systems are poor, pose a challenge.

Government Involvement

The mining sector has been identified by most countries in the region as a potential catalyst for economic development, and there is a determined effort to develop the sector and to make it more attractive to investors. For example, Gabon plans to attract mining investment while the DRC is addressing concerns around artisanal mining and Equatorial Guinea signed the country’s first mining contracts in its history. Mining companies experience difficulties in some countries, for example, as licences have been revoked or the award of licences has not been transparent.

Report Coverage

This report focuses on mining in central Africa, covering Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tomé and Principe. It includes information on mineral occurrences and major mining and exploration activity in these countries, trade and corporate actions, investment and developments. There are profiles of 19 companies operating in the region such as China Molybdenum Company, China Railway Group, , Glencore, Kibali Goldmines, Kore Potash and Rainbow Rare Earths.

Table of Contents

2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
4.1. Local
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4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International
5.1. Coronavirus
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Rising Input Costs
5.4. Off-shoring of Printing
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.6. Cyclicality
5.7. Environmental Concerns
5.8. Labour
6.1. Barriers to Entry
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
  • Appendix 1
  • Summary Of Notable Players
  • Company Profiles
  • 180 Degree Digital Print Cc
  • Abc Printers (Pty) Ltd
  • Afripack (Pty) Ltd
  • Altstadt Printing Cc
  • Apple Print And Packaging Cc
  • Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Associated Printing (Pty) Ltd
  • Beith Digital (Pty) Ltd
  • Benchmark Signage (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Ltd
  • Businessprint (Pty) Ltd
  • Colour Display Print (Pty) Ltd
  • Colourtone Aries (Pty) Ltd
  • Creda Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Ctp Ltd
  • Die Cut Natal Enterprise Cc
  • Finishing Post (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Fishwicks Printers (Pty) Ltd
  • Formeset Print (Pty) Ltd
  • G M Graphix (Pty) Ltd
  • Golden Era Printers And Stationers Bops (Pty) Ltd
  • Government Printing Works
  • Hirt And Carter (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Hp Labelling (Pty) Ltd
  • Hr Lithographic Printers Cc
  • Im Design Factory (Pty) Ltd
  • International Trimmings And Labels Sa (Pty) Ltd
  • Jean And Ian Short Cc
  • Jetline Franchises (Pty) Ltd
  • Kadimah Trading Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Knox Printing Company (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Kwik Printing Works Cc
  • Lebone Litho Printers (Pty) Ltd
  • Lexlines Press (Pty) Ltd
  • Lotus Litho (Pty) Ltd
  • Mcc Label Paarl South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Media24 (Pty) Ltd
  • Minit Print Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Minuteman Press International Inc
  • Mortimer Offset (Pty) Ltd
  • Mpact Ltd
  • Multiprint Litho (Pty) Ltd
  • Nampak Products Ltd
  • Novus Holdings Ltd
  • Oranje Drukkery (Pty) Ltd
  • Printafoil (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro Bind Print Finishing (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro-Touch Dies Cc
  • Rand Data Forms (Pty) Ltd
  • Ren-Media Cc
  • Rpc Astrapak (Pty) Ltd
  • Sa Label Printers (Pty) Ltd
  • Sacks Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • Screen Image Cc
  • Screenline (1971) (Pty) Ltd
  • Shereno Printers Cc
  • Shumani Mills Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Sign And Seal Labels (Pty) Ltd
  • Tandym Print (Pty) Ltd
  • Taurus Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • Telesco Investments Cc
  • Tetra Pak South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Thornbird Trade And Invest 100 (Pty) Ltd
  • Tropic Plastic And Packaging Industry (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshwane Press (Pty) Ltd
  • Tygan Digital And Signage (Pty) Ltd
  • Typo Printing (Pty) Ltd
  • Universal Labels (Pty) Ltd
  • Uss Graphics International (Pty) Ltd
  • Uvp Veltopak (Pty) Ltd
  • Zelpy 1624 (Pty) Ltd

Companies Mentioned

  • Alphamin Resources Corporation
  • AVZ Minerals Ltd
  • Chemaf SPRL
  • China Molybdenum Company Ltd
  • China Railway Group Ltd
  • Compagnie Miniere de I'Ogooue S.A.
  • Glencore PLC
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd
  • Jinchuan Group International Resources Co Ltd
  • Kibali Goldmines S.A.
  • Kore Potash PLC
  • Kropz PLC
  • La Generale des Carrieres et des Mines S.A.
  • Managem S.A.
  • Societe Miniere de Bisunzu SARL
  • Somika S.A.R.L.
  • Zanaga Iron Ore Company Ltd