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Adults return to school with excellent results

Over 800 adults, including grandparents, have returned to school through Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) sponsorship in Zambia’s mining town of Chililabombwe. The adults, who are aged between 30 and 56, are pursuing high school studies under an adult literacy programme intended to empower the beneficiaries who dropped out of school for various reasons during their teenage. The adult literacy programme was initially tailored as a once-off event to empower adults with writing and reading proficiency during Zambia’s 50

Management Trainee programme shapes future leaders

Creating a pool of future mining industry leaders is Konkola Copper Mines’ (KCM’s) major focus under the company’s 50-year vision to continue to mine in Zambia. A talent pool is critical to KCM after investing $3 billion in modern processing plants such as the 311kt Nchanga smelter, new concentrators at Nchanga and Konkola with a combined 15.5 million tonnes annual capacity, expansion of the Nkana refinery to 300kt annual capacity and expansions and upgrades to the mines and other existing facilities. In 2015, t...

Women empowerment ‘reinstates’ barter exchange

Livestock small-scale farmer Charity Katuta is a highlight of contemporary innovation as she exchanges cow milk with books for her school-going children and other food stuff to keep the family well nourished. Ms Katuta is among the first 40 Zambian beneficiaries of Konkola Copper Mines cattle empowerment project, a five-year $2.5 million project targeting to lift small scale farmers out of poverty through wealth creation. By the end of 2015, about 600 cattle had been given out to 300 farmers under the sustainable livelih...