Malawi`s Mining Development and on-going

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Malawi`s Mining Development and on-going
Malawi’s Mining Development and
on-going Environmental
Conservation Efforts
JOGMEC MINING INDABA SEMINAR
CAPE TOWN
6-7TH FEBRUARY 2014
by
Nathan Samu Banda (Principal Geologist),
Chimwemwe Bandazi (Mining Engineer), &
Tamara Faith Kamanga (Geologist)
Presentation Outline
 Introduction
 Malawi’s Mineral Sector
 Overview
 Government Initiatives
 Mineral Production
 Current Mining/Exploration activities
 Environmental Conservation Efforts
 Conclusion
Introduction
 Location: South-eastern part of Africa
 Landlocked, bordered by Tanzania,
Mozambique & Zambia
Surface area
 Water
 Population

: 118,480 Km2
: 24, 400 Km2
: 14 million people
 Economy largely agro-based
 Main export routes: Beira, Nacala,
Namibia, RSA & Tanzania
Malawi’s Mineral Sector
 One large-scale mining operation otherwise ASMs with a
few medium-scale operations
 Contributes 10% to GDP following the commissioning of
Kayelekera Uranium Mine by Paladin (Africa) Ltd
 Expected to rise to 20% by 2016 when other exploration
activities proceed to dvelopment stage
 Mineral resource base very diverse including REEs, coal,
HMS, nickel, copper, iron, gold, niobium, uranium,
kyanite, phosphate, silica sand, bauxite
 Potential for oil & gas
Government Initiatives
 Malawi Government has identified mining as one of
the priority sectors that can turn around the economy
 Mines and Minerals Policy launched in April 2013;
 Mines and Minerals Act of 1981 is being revised;
 Regulations for Uranium Mining and Milling & for oil
and gas exploration are in place;
 Artisanal and small scale mining policy and
Regulations being developed; and
 Implementation of the Mining Governance & Growth
Support Project (MGGSP)
Mineral Production in Malawi
Mineral
2009
Quantity (Tons)
2010
Quantity (Tons)
2011
Quantity (Tons)
Coal
59 201
79 186.34
83,145.67
Cement
Limestone
47 150
57 296
60,160.8
Agriculture Lime
25 900
31 790
33,379.5
58.582
772.622
951.38
240.6
435.9
970 550
989 750
1,039,237
Gemstones
306.7
206.98
217.33
Terrazzo
12 355
4,434
6,651
Uranium Concentrates
Dimension Stones
Rock aggregate
457.69
Current Mining Operations
Company
Mineral
Location
Paladin (Africa) Ltd
Uranium
Karonga
Chiweta Coal Mining and Mineral
Company
Coal
Rumphi
Kaziwiziwi Mining Company
Coal
Rumphi
Terrastone Ltd
Rock aggregate
Various
Eland Coal Mining Company Limited
Coal
Karonga
CPL-Mchenga Coal Mines Ltd
Coal
Rumphi
Exploration Projects at Advanced Stages
Company
Target Minerals
Location
The Kanyika Project
(Globe Metals & Mining)
Niobium, Uranium,
Zircon and Tantalite
Mzimba
The Bwanje Cement Project
(Deco)
Limestone
Ntcheu/Dedza
Kangankunde Project
(Lynas Corporation)
Rare earth elements
Balaka
Songwe REE project
(Mkango Resources Co)
Rare Earth Elements
Songwe,
Phalombe
Tengani HMS project
(Titanium Minerals Ltd)
Heavy Mineral Sands
Nsanje
Other Exploration Activities
 Chambe, Thyolo & Mangochi REEs exploration by
Springstone and Riverstone respectively
 Dzonze iron ore exploration by Mkango resources
 Gold exploration by Mota Engil Engenaria
 Coal Bed Methane exploration by NuEnergy Ltd
 Graphite exploration by Mc Court Ltd
Environmental Conservation Efforts
 In Malawi, environmental protection/management is a
“constitutional requirement”
 Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Climate Change
 National Environmental Action Plan – 1994
 It provides the framework for integrating
environmental protection and management issues in
all national development programmes
Environmental Conservation Efforts – cont’d
 Before being granted with a mining licence, an
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has to be
produced by investors (scrutinised by Government)
 Environmental Affairs Development is responsible for the
administration, implementation and monitoring of EIA
 Environmental management measures outlined by investors
before being granted with an exploration licence
 Implementation of a Strategic Environmental & Social
Assessment (SESA) sub-project under MGGSP
MGGSP
3 main components:
 Component A: Managing mineral rights &
operations;
 Component B: Generating & managing revenue
from the mineral sector; and
 Component C: Promoting the mineral sector of
Malawi
Component B:
 Promoting mineral rights & Operations
Objective:
 To build an efficient, transparent and
environmentally & socially sustainable framework
for managing mineral rights and operations ….
(including minerals legislation, licensing,
supervision, environment and social management,
and stakeholder dialogue)
Strategic Environment & Social Assessment
 The objective is to identify the priority actions that
Government can take to foster environmentally
sustainable and socially equitable development of
Malawi’s mineral sector
 First year – Assessment & then the remaining 4 years
implementation of recommendations
Conclusion
 Malawi is endowed with different mineral resources
which are still untapped
 Government has identified “the mineral Sector” as one
of the priorities in diversifying the economy base
 Exploration activities taking place at different stages &
expect the contribution of the sector towards GDP to
increase
 Government promotes sustainable environmental
management practices in all development activities
THUS, WHY WAIT??????
You are welcome to invest in the mineral
sector of Malawi,
“the Warm heart of africa”
Thank You!!!!!
Zikomo!!!

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