Coltan listed by DRC as ‘strategic’

Coltan is among minerals now classified by the DRC as ‘strategic’ substances meaning that it will be subject to an increased royalty rate of 10% under the recently changed Mining Code. According to Reuters, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Mines signed a decree...

DRC Mining Regulations drafted as expected


Reuters reported that the commission set up to draft detailed regulations to implement the new DRC mining code has completed its work with limited concessions to the requests of large mining companies in the country. The 700+-page draft which has been circulated by...

iTSCi benefits shown in short film “Unconflicted”

The iTSCi Programmes’ field partners (PACT) have launched a short film showing how iTSCi has been working to implement traceability, due diligence and audit systems to ensure conflict free tin and other minerals can be produced in the high risk areas of central...

Conflict free tin initiative announcement

Industry partners convened by the Dutch government today announced their intention to start a conflict-free tin sourcing program in South Kivu. The Conflict Free Tin Initiative aims to create demand for tin from a region whose economy has collapsed due to series of...