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The Mining Sector in East Africa 2020

Alex Conradie | Burundi; Comoros; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Reunion; Rwanda; Seychelles; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda | 30 November 2020

The Mining Sector in East Africa 2018

Alex Conradie | Burundi; Comoros; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Reunion; Rwanda; Seychelles; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda | 19 December 2018

The Mining Sector in East Africa 2015

Martin Rothschild | Burundi; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda | 29 September 2015

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on Mining in East Africa and includes descriptions of mineral resources, exploration, production, economic contribution and trade across numerous countries. There are profiles of 44 companies including Canadian company Barrick Gold, which owns a majority interest in three gold mines in Tanzania, and South African AngloGold Ashanti, which owns the Geita mine in Tanzania. Other profiles include Tirupati Graphite, which reached commercial production at one mine and is building and planning numerous processing plants in Madagascar, and EcoGraf, which has graphite projects in Tanzania.

Introduction

The latest World Mineral Production report of the British Geological Survey indicates that in 2018, East Africa supplied 14.7% of the world’s rutile (titanium dioxide), 9.6% of its titanium-iron oxide mineral ilmenite, 4.7% of its zircon, 4.3% of its gold, and 2.2% of its natural sodium carbonate (soda ash). In 2019, East African countries exported minerals worth US$1.0bn, unchanged from 2018, according to the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map. Factors such as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, low economic growth in major mineral importers and inadequate infrastructure are having an impact on the performance of East Africa’s mining sector.

Strengths

• A number of large mining companies are present.
• An important producer of rutile, ilmenite, gold, sodium carbonate, tantalum and zircon.
• East Africa is an established mining region.

Weaknesses

• Artisanal mining is often associated with smuggling, revenue loss, child labour, human rights abuse, and environmental and human health concerns.
• General lack of skilled employees.

Opportunities

• Many countries are trying to develop their mining sectors.
• Several countries are underexplored.

Threats

• Lack of infrastructure, especially roads and electricity in rural areas.
• Low economic growth in major mineral importers.
• The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on demand for minerals.

Outlook

The latest Resources and Energy Quarterly report forecasts global zinc and copper consumption will be slightly lower in 2020 than in 2019, but higher in 2021 and 2022. Demand for some of East Africa’s major minerals is therefore expected to increase over the next two years, leading to higher production and mining revenues in the region. A few coal, copper, gold, graphite, potash, ilmenite, rutile and zircon deposits in East Africa are expected to be developed into mines over the next few years.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. REGION INFORMATION 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Industry Value Chain 6
3.2. Geographic Position 7
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 14
5.1. Local 14
5.1.1. Trade 18
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 21
5.1.3. Regulations 24
5.2. Continental 28
5.3. International 29
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
6.1. Coronavirus 30
6.2. Economic Environment 31
6.3. Government Involvement 31
6.4. Lack of Infrastructure 33
6.5. Environmental Concerns 33
6.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 34
6.7. Labour Resources 34
7. COMPETITION 35
7.1. Barriers to Entry 35
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 36
9. OUTLOOK 36
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 37
11. REFERENCES 37
11.1. Publications 37
11.2. Websites 38
APPENDIX 1 39
Summary of Notable Players 39
COMPANY PROFILES 46
AMBATOVY MINERALS S.A. 46
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 48
ARIAB MINING CO LTD 54
BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION 55
BASE TITANIUM LTD 60
BASS METALS LTD 63
BISHA MINING SHARE COMPANY 66
CRADLE RESOURCES LTD 68
DANAKALI LTD 70
DELGO MINING CO LTD 72
EAST AFRICA METALS INC 74
ECOGRAF LTD 77
EDENVILLE ENERGY PLC 80
ETABLISSEMENTS GALLOIS S.A. 82
GEM AND ROCK VENTURES CO. LTD 84
GEMFIELDS GROUP LTD 85
GOLDEN UNITED GROUP 89
GOLDPLAT PLC 91
KEFI GOLD AND COPPER PLC 95
KERMAS LTD 98
KIBO ENERGY PLC 100
LEMUR HOLDINGS LTD 103
MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES LTD 104
MANAGEM S.A. 107
MINJINGU MINES AND FERTILIZERS LTD 111
NEXTSOURCE MATERIALS INC 113
NGALI MINING LTD 115
ORIOLE RESOURCES PLC 117
PIRAN RESOURCES LTD 120
QIT MADAGASCAR MINERALS S.A. 122
RAINBOW RARE EARTHS LTD 124
SHANTA GOLD LTD 126
STAMIGOLD COMPANY LTD 129
STRANDLINE RESOURCES LTD 131
TANCOAL ENERGY LTD 133
TANZANIAN GOLD CORPORATION 135
TANZANITEONE MINING LTD 138
TATA CHEMICALS MAGADI LTD 140
TINCO INVESTMENTS LTD 142
TIRUPATI GRAPHITE PLC 144
UNIVERSAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LTD 147
VOLT RESOURCES LTD 149
WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD 151
WILLIAMSON DIAMONDS LTD 154

Report Coverage

The Mining in East Africa report describes the region, its mining sector, recent developments and factors influencing the industry in the region. There are comprehensive profiles of 40 companies. These include major players involved in East Africa’s mining sector such as Acacia Mining, which owns three gold mines and a number of exploration projects in Tanzania, AngloGold Ashanti, which owns the Geita mine in Tanzania, QIT Madagascar Minerals, which is 80% owned by Rio Tinto and Tinco Investments, Rwanda’s largest tin and tungsten producer.

Introduction

According to the World Mineral Production report, during 2016 East Africa supplied 13.2% of the world’s rutile (titanium oxide), 7.2% of its titanium-iron-oxide mineral ilmenite, 4.7% of its gold and 3.4% of its zircon. In 2017 East African countries exported minerals worth US$974.6m, which is a year-on-year decrease of 9.2%, according to the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Trade Map. Factors such as a lack of infrastructure and changes to legislation continue to have a significant impact on the performance of East Africa’s mining sector.

Strengths

• An important producer of rutile, ilmenite, gold, cobalt, nickel, sodium carbonate and zircon.
• East Africa has a high economic growth rate.
• Several countries are underexplored.

Weaknesses

• Shortage of skills.

Opportunities

• Increasing commodity prices.
• Many countries are trying to boost the mining sector.
• Peace agreements between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and between the South Sudanese government and the opposition should create investment opportunities.

Threats

• Being seen as a producer of conflict minerals.
• Lack of infrastructure, especially roads and electricity in rural areas.
• Regulatory uncertainties, especially in Tanzania.
• Rising input costs.

Outlook

Analysts state that several countries in East Africa are underexplored, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. According to the East Africa Economic Outlook report, commodity prices are expected to continue their recovery, leading to higher levels of mineral exploration and exploitation in the region. It is therefore expected that East Africa will experience increased investment in its mining sector, especially in the countries listed above.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. REGION INFORMATION 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Geographic Position 8
3.2. Industry Value Chain 14
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 15
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
5.1. Local 17
5.1.1. Trade 20
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 24
5.1.3. Regulations 25
5.2. Continental 29
5.3. International 30
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 31
6.1. Economic Environment 31
6.2. Government Involvement 32
6.3. Lack of Infrastructure 32
6.4. Changes to Legislation 33
6.5. Environmental Concerns 35
6.6. Labour Resources 36
6.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 37
7. COMPETITION 37
7.1. Barriers to Entry 37
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 38
9. OUTLOOK 38
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
11. REFERENCES 39
11.1. Publications 39
11.2. Websites 39
APPENDIX 1 41
Summary of Major Players 41
COMPANY PROFILES 47
ACACIA MINING PLC 47
AMBATOVY MINERALS S.A. 52
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 54
ARIAB MINING CO LTD 60
BASE TITANIUM LTD 61
BASS METALS LTD 64
BISHA MINING SHARE COMPANY 67
CRADLE RESOURCES LTD 69
DELGO MINING CO LTD 71
EAST AFRICA METALS INC 73
EDENVILLE ENERGY PLC 76
ETABLISSEMENTS GALLOIS S.A. 78
GEMFIELDS GROUP LTD 80
GOLDEN UNITED GROUP 83
GOLDPLAT PLC 85
KAREBE GOLD MINING LTD 89
KEFI MINERALS PLC 91
KERMAS LTD 94
KIBARAN RESOURCES LTD 96
KIBO ENERGY PLC 99
KRAOMITA MALAGASY S.A. 102
KRONE UGANDA LTD 103
LEMUR HOLDINGS LTD 104
MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES LTD 105
MANAGEM S.A. 108
MINJINGU MINES AND FERTILIZERS LTD 112
NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD 114
NEXTSOURCE MATERIALS INC 117
PIRAN RESOURCES LTD 119
RAINBOW RARE EARTHS LTD 121
ROCKLAND KENYA LTD 123
STAMIGOLD COMPANY LTD 125
STRANDLINE RESOURCES LTD 127
TANCOAL ENERGY LTD 129
TANZANITEONE MINING LTD 131
TATA CHEMICALS MAGADI LTD 133
THANI STRATEX RESOURCES LTD 135
TINCO INVESTMENTS LTD 137
VOLT RESOURCES LTD 140
WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD 142
WILLIAMSON DIAMONDS LTD 145

Report Coverage

The report on the East African Mining Sector focuses on the latest developments in all seven countries and discusses the factors influencing the success of mining in the region. The report also profiles 11 significant stakeholders active in the sector, including ThyssenKrupp, a diversified industrial group which is working in Burundi with Rainbow Rare Earth Ltd, and Acacia Mining, the leading gold producer in Tanzania which has produced almost 8 million ounces of gold from open pit and underground mines over the last decade.

Introduction

The East African mining industry is in its developmental stage. In recent years the area has attracted significant interest from investors specifically in gold and copper mining. East Africa also has abundant unused natural resources such as coal, iron, diamonds, limestone, tanzanite and gemstones. Although the region is somewhat under-utilised, East Africa is increasingly drawing attention as a potential ‘resource boom’ area, as highlighted by the Central and East African Mining Investment Summit held in January 2014 in London. Investors highlighted the infrastructural challenges, frequent political power changes, and policy environment risks which are synonymous with mining in this area. This report focuses on all factors surrounding mining in East Africa.

Strengths

• Geographic position with access to the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean, and the heartland of Africa.
• Government regulations and policy directed towards enabling investors to buy into the mining sector with ease.
• High growth rates both economically and population-wise attract investors.
• Highly mobile workforce allowed free movement in the EAC region.
• Mining provides a relatively high salary in the region thus attracts workers to the industry.
• The sector generates large amounts of foreign currency for East Africa despite it being an underdeveloped industry.

Weaknesses

• A limited presence of world leading businesses in the region.
• Falling global commodity prices.
• Few education programmes and educational institutions geared towards advancing mining.
• Lack of political stability especially in Burundi.
• Lack of skilled individuals working in the East African mining sector.
• Lack of sufficiently developed infrastructure.
• Workforce susceptible to TB and HIV/AIDS.

Opportunities

• Large, underdeveloped resource base.
• Large-scale aid and electricity generation projects targeted for East Africa.
• Lower oil prices.
• Massive potential for development and beneficiation in the sector.
• Power supply increasing rapidly which will allow for more mines to be built.
• Significant investment from first world countries and private companies.
• The launch of and investment in African capital markets and stock exchanges allows for easy private investment in East Africa.

Threats

• Chinese economic glitches affect developing economies harder.
• Fears of Ebola outbreaks in the region.
• High levels of prohibitive corruption in the region.
• Poor global economy sees investment leaving ‘high-risk’ East Africa.
• Poor Human Rights record in the area.
• Small-scale and unregulated mining poses a threat to the well-being of artisanal miners and the formal mining industry.
• Terrorism and terrorist-related activities in the region, especially from Al-Shabaab.

Outlook

Despite the problems that exist, including corruption and the threat posed by terrorist groups, the East African Mining industry is poised to become a serious sector in the region, and if ambitious infrastructure and investment projects are realised, the industry can compete internationally. According to the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook report released in May 2015, “East Africa’s growth in 2015 will be 5.6%, and increase to 6.7% in 2016”. This rate is exceeded by countries in the East African Community. Analysts believe that such high levels of growth will convince foreign investors that the risk of investing in East African projects will pay off and that good levels of returns will be seen. The recent mini-crash of the global economy because of shock market movements in China, combined with the relative strength of the US economy, has seen a negative effect on the currency values of developing market nations. However, lower currency value will be positive for East African nations going forward as it lowers the costs for potential foreign investors. The region has a positive regulatory framework in place and the government policy of East African countries is geared towards ease of investment, which will position the region to attract prospective investors. The mix of factors present in East Africa makes it likely that the region will become the next mining frontier.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1
3. INDUSTRY VALUE CHAIN 4
4. SIGNIFICANT STAKEHOLDERS IN THE REGION 5
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
5.1. Recent Mining Developments 13
5.1.1. Burundi 13
5.1.2. Kenya 15
5.1.3. Rwanda 16
5.1.4. Tanzania 18
5.1.5. Uganda 20
5.1.6. Eritrea 24
5.1.7. Ethiopia 25
5.2. Regulations 28
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
6.1. Economic Environment 30
6.2. Socio-Political Factors 32
6.2.1. Burundi 32
6.2.2. Rwanda 33
6.2.3. Eritrea 34
6.2.4. Kenya 34
6.3. Transport Infrastructure 35
6.3.1. Central Corridor 35
6.3.2. Northern Corridor 36
6.4. Energy Supply 37
6.5. Corruption 39
6.6. Labour 40
6.7. Environmental Concerns 43
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 44
8. OUTLOOK 45
9. REFERENCES 46
9.1. Publications 46
9.2. Websites 46
COMPANY PROFILES 48
Acacia Mining Plc 48
African Queen Mines Ltd 54
Allana Potash Corporation 57
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 60
ARM Tanzania Ltd 66
Base Titanium Ltd 68
Bisha Mining Share Company 71
Danakali Ltd 74
Desert Gold Ventures Inc 78
East Africa Metals Inc 80
Edenville Energy Plc 82
IMX Resources Ltd 85
Kermas Ltd 89
Kibo Mining Plc 91
Lake Victoria Mining Company Inc 94
MDN Inc 97
Nevsun Resources Ltd 100
Nyota Minerals Ltd 103
Pangea Minerals Ltd 106
Peak Resources Ltd 108
Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd 112
Resolute Mining Ltd 114
Shanta Gold Ltd 118
Starfield Metals Ltd 121
Sunridge Gold Corporation 123
TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd 127
TINCO Investments Ltd 130