Mining

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Demand for raw materials for rechargeable electric car batteries is set to rise

According to a new research report, the demand for raw mineral resources used to manufacture rechargeable batteries especially for electric vehicles will grow rapidly as the importance of oil as a source of energy recedes.

China's largest cobalt producer will stop buying cobalt from individuals

Chinese company, Huayou Cobalt, has said that it will stop buying cobalt from individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The decision is in response to child labor concerns which have been mounting from its customers and human rights groups.

Possible future of fashion events as inspired by the DRC's Anifa Mvuemba

With lockdowns imposed globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion industry has been unable to organize events to showcase the latest fashion. Aifa Mvuemba from the DRC could have the solution.

Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, Dell, and Microsoft sued for benefitting from child mining

Several families in the Democratic Republic of Congo have filed a lawsuit in the USA against Big Tech companies for benefitting from cobalt child mining. Apple, Tesla, Alphabet (owners of Google), Dell, and Microsoft have been named as defendants.

Exxaro targets digital transformation of women

South African mineral resources company, Exxaro, has partnered with Ebonoko Foundation, Rebone Investment Holdings and Social Coding SA to expand the number of South African women who benefit from the digital transformation currently taking place in the world and South Africa.

Blockchain could reduce modern slavery

Blockchain technology can help break the chains of modern slavery, however, it is not a complete solution.

Thanks to cobalt, electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new form of goldย rush

Whatโ€™s in your stuff? Most of us give no thought to the materials that make modern life possible. Yet technologies such as smart phones, electric vehicles, large screen TVs and green energy generation depend on a range of chemical elements that most people have never heard of. Until the