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Twilight on the Zambian copperbelt?

Craig, John (2002) Twilight on the Zambian copperbelt? Review of African Political Economy, 29 (92). pp. 364-368. ISSN 0305-6244

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    On 25 of January 2002 Anglo American
    Pic announced its intention to withdraw
    from its mining operations on the Zambian
    copperbelt. In recent years, KCM
    (which is controlled by Anglo via its
    majority holding in Zambia Copper Investment
    Limited) has been responsible
    for around two-thirds of Zambia's copper
    production, half of its foreign exchange
    earnings and currently directly
    employs 11,000 workers. The threat of
    closure, therefore, represents a potential
    crisis not just for the Zambian copper
    industry, but for the Zambian economy
    as a whole. The aim of this article is to
    provide a brief overview of the background
    and emergence of this crisis, and
    to outline some of the future prospects for
    the industry.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 39 (Politics and International Studies) © Routledge 2002
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    Related URLs:

    1. Craig, J. (2001) Putting Privatisation into Practice: the case of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited. Journal of Modern African Studies 39:3 , pp. 389-410.
    2. Kangwa, J. (2001) Privatisation and Social Management African Institute for Corporate Citizenship , Birnham Park - http: //

    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:21


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