May 222014
 

LUSAKA, Zambia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IBM (NYSE:IBM) (http://www.ibm.com) today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will deploy a new medical supply chain pilot project using sophisticated analytics and mobile technologies to better manage medicine inventory and delivery.

 

 

Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1101 (A mother and child in Zambia. The Ministry of Health has tapped IBM to provide 2 190 clinics with easier access to 200 life saving drugs. Photo Credit – UNICEF Zambia)

 

The public health sector in Zambia registers 100,000 deaths annually due to preventable and treatable diseases. The goal of the medicine supply chain management project is to save more lives by making medicine widely available when and where it’s needed.

 

The Ministry of Health is introducing innovative technology to manage a scalable supply chain and control the usage, supply, availability and access to essential medicine within the Zambian health sector. The solution will provide a real-time view of drug usage and stock while analyzing data to identify trends and forecasts to prevent gaps in the medical supply chain.

 

“With help from our partners, we have already introduced simple improvements in the medical supply chain that will save the lives of thousands of children across our country by 2015,”said Dr. Bonface Fundafunda, CEO at MSL. “To build on these gains, we’re working with IBM to replace our paper-based inventory system with cutting-edge technology that can pinpoint the exact locations where stocks of essential medicines are running dangerously low.”

 

Using the IBM SPSS medicine supply forecast model, which takes into account local conditions such as the local rainy season, lead time and differences in each district’s demographics, MSL will be able to determine optimized distribution of drugs across an initial 2190 health centers.

 

“Zambia is taking strong action to prevent avoidable deaths by testing and deploying new methods to get drugs to people on time,” said John Makumba, operations officer, Africa Health Unit at the World Bank. “Supply chains are invisible and low profile, but when they don’t work, there are terrible consequences.”

 

The IBM Analytics capabilities will be integrated with the IBM MobileFirst application development portfolio, enabling staff at health facilities in three Zambian districts to use mobile devices with barcode scanners to record and transmit stock and utilization details to a central inventory control system. This will ensure continued access to vital medication and enhanced understanding of the usage patterns of vital medication.

 

To achieve the best availability of medicine in the health centers, the program will leverage IBM’s ILOG optimization technology to calculate the ideal composition of drug shipments based on available inventory, resources and historical usage. The transparency of the system means that each district will have a real time view of drug stock levels at the clinics and the ability to coordinate the transfer of supplies from one facility to another if required.

 

“The Zambian pilot is designed to be sustainable and locally owned,” said Peter Ward, solution manager, IBM. “Our unique analytics technology can help save lives by ensuring access to safe and effective medicines where they are needed most. IBM’s work to create smarter healthcare systems around the world is optimized around the patient, helping countries develop new patient-centric care models, and connecting health information through analytics.”

 

IBM was recently involved in a similar project to combat the number of deaths from malaria in Tanzania. Called “SMS for Life”, the solution was successfully piloted in 135 villages in remote areas and has now been rolled out across the whole of Tanzania.

 

“Besides potential lives saved, a digital system based on timely data could have related benefits such as lower costs, better management of scarce resources, better procurement decisions, and improved accountability throughout the supply chain,” said Jérémie Gallien, Associate Professor of Management and Operations, London Business School, who led the academic research.

 

The 12-month pilot project begins this month and will free up health facility staff from providing detailed paper stock inventories, allowing them to provide meaningful health care.

 

IBM has established the world’s deepest portfolio of Big Data and Analytics technologies and solutions, spanning services, software, research and hardware. Today, more than 400 IBM mathematicians and 6,000 industry solution business partners are helping clients use big data to transform their organizations. Additionally, IBM secured 1,500 Big Data and Analytics-related patents in 2013 alone, and continues to engage and build solutions and skills across a broad community of 1,000 university partnerships, 135,000 Big Data University enrollments and a worldwide network of nine Analytic Solutions Centers.

 

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of IBM.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Vera Rosauer

IBM External Relations

Email: veraros@ke.ibm.com

Tel: +254-710-537-030

 

For more information about IBM Big Data & Analytics, visit http://ibm.co/bigdataanalytics and http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/, Follow IBM Big Data & Analytics on Twitter @IBMbigdata and @IBMAnalytics. For more insights on Big Data & Analytics, visit IBM’s Smarter Planet blog (http://www.asmarterplanet.com).

 

For more information on IBM MobileFirst, visit the press kit (http://www.ibm.com/press/mobilefirst) or http://www.ibm.com/mobilefirst. Follow @IBMmobile (http://www.twitter.com/ibmmobile) on Twitter, and see IBM MobileFirst on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ibmmobileenterprise), Tumblr (http://ibmmobilefirst.tumblr.com) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ibmmobile?fref=ts).

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Oct 042013
 

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 2 a senior loan of up to US $150 million to finance a 300MW coal-fired power plant as well as the revamping of the Maamba coal mine in Maamba, Zambia. The project aims to tackle a severe environmental concern at the mine caused by the unregulated and spontaneous self-combustion of tons of currently unused low-grade coal while producing much-needed electricity for the country and the region.

 

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The Maamba power plant project will increase supply and reliability of electricity in Zambia which is currently experiencing black-outs and is heavily reliant on drought-sensitive hydro power. Zambia’s hydro power production accounts for 96% of total production, which exposes the country to severe economic risks in case of drought. By capitalizing on readily available low-grade coal resources, and diversifying away from hydropower, the project thus serves as a good example of mitigation and adaptation to climatic changes in the region. The power plant will use well-proven and advanced technology featuring high combustion efficiency and reduced GHG emissions for a lower overall environmental footprint.

 

The project is being developed by Maamba Collieries Limited, a company incorporated in Zambia in 1971 and privatized in 2010 through a joint venture between Nava Bharat Singapore Pte Limited (NBS) and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), a public investments holding company.

 

As the transaction’s co-mandated lead arranger (MLA) alongside Absa Capital, a commercial bank from South Africa, AfDB is playing a leading role in mobilizing capital from development finance institutions (DFIs) and commercial financiers, and coordinating the due diligence process for the US $800-million project.

 

Following the Board’s approval, AfDB’s Division Manager for Infrastructure Finance, Tas Anvaripour said, “After the approval of the Ithezi Thezi hydropower project in 2012, I am delighted to reaffirm the African Development Bank’s commitment to support Zambia’s power sector as it embarks onto the path of energy source diversification and resilience in an increasingly climate change-sensitive environment. By capitalizing on readily available low-grade coal resources that are otherwise left to self-combust in the open air and inflict an environmental burden on the entire Maamba area, the project will produce much-needed power for households, businesses, and Government, while remediating a long-standing environmental concern.”

 

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

 

 

Contact:

Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance / t.anvaripour @afdb.org

Transaction leaders: Malik Faraoun / m.faraoun@afdb.org & Sofien Larbi / s.larbi@afdb.org

 

About the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). On the ground in 34 African countries with an external office in Japan, the AfDB contributes to the economic development and the social progress of its 53 regional member states.

For more information: j.mp/AfDB_Media

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Aug 102013
 

UN-WTO Art Discussion Forum in Zambia: call for papers

Between the 24-29 August 2013, Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-host the 19th Session of the UN-WTO General Assembly in Livingstone, Zambia. The Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival (SHUNAFFoZ) is hosting a parallel conference and welcoming discussion papers on the fundamental nature and motivations of artistic creative productions, activities of indigenous cultural groups, cultural communities. Read more at http://www.arterialnetwork.org/news/un-wto-art-discussion-forum-in-zambia-call-for-papers

Aug 052013
 

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for investigation into Zimbabwe election results

BERLIN, Germany, August 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on the conduct and outcome of the presidential elections in Zimbabwe:

Foreign Minister Westerwelle is very critical of the lack of transparency and alleged irregularities in Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. This will cast a long shadow over Zimbabwe’s political and economic future.

Germany joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in his call for a comprehensive investigation into all alleged manipulations.

 

Background:

Yesterday Robert Mugabe was declared the winner of the presidential elections in Zimbabwe. His defeated contender Morgan Tsvangirai stated that he wanted to challenge the results. The elections were overshadowed by serious allegations of manipulation. The EU and the United States levelled heavy criticism, while the United Nations called for an investigation into the allegations.

Source: APO

Jul 182013
 

NEW YORK, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambian authorities should stop their ongoing harassment of the Zambian Watchdog, a site that reports on alleged government corruption, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested another journalist they accused of contributing to the site, and blocked domestic access to the site for the second time, according to the Watchdog’s editor and news reports.

 

“It is alarming to see a democratically elected government determined to silence and intimidate its critics,” said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Sue Valentine. “On the eve of Nelson Mandela’s birthday, we call on President Michael Sata to honor freedom of speech and to heed Mandela’s words that a critical, independent, and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy.”

 

Police arrested Wilson Pondamali, a freelance journalist, while he was traveling from the capital, Lusaka, to his home in Kabwe in the evening, accusing him of being a contributor to the Zambian Watchdog, according to Lloyd Himaambo, the site’s editor. Police also searched his home early today, Himaambo said.

 

Police did not disclose Pondamali’s condition, whereabouts, or any charges against him, Himaambo said.

 

Pondamali’s arrest follows that of two other journalists accused of writing for the Zambian Watchdog on July 9. Police raided the homes of Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zyambo and arrested the journalists, according to news reports. Police released the journalists, but charged Zyambo with sedition in connection with documents about President Michael Sata found at his home, Zyambo told CPJ. He said the documents included information about how Sata started his Patriotic Front party, which came to power in the 2011 election.

 

Zyambo was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on July 26. He said a sedition conviction carries a minimum sentence of seven years in jail.

 

Hamasaka told CPJ that he was not charged, but that police had not returned the items they had confiscated, including his mobile phone and his family’s laptops.

 

Authorities blocked domestic access to the Zambian Watchdog on Tuesday afternoon, Himaambo said. The site’s staff was able to move the site to a different address, but authorities blocked it again early today, he added. The Watchdog was also blocked on June 24 for four days before it was moved to a secure address.

 

The Zambian Watchdog is a private site that is registered outside of the country but publishes content written by Zambian journalists and editors. It has been targeted several times by Zambian authorities. In August 2012, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism called for the banning of the Watchdog, saying that the website’s critical coverage could affect the country’s image in the lead-up to the U.N. World Tourism Organization meeting in August 2013, which Zambia is hosting, according to news reports. In September 2012, news accounts reported that Sata had ordered government agencies to explore ways to block access to the site, and that Zambian Attorney General Mumba Malila was working on a law to restrict online media.

Source: APO

Jul 162013
 

EU Backs Drive Against Trafficking and Exploitation of Child Migrants in Zambia

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission has contributed EUR 2 million to IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF to support a programme to combat human trafficking and exploitation among some 10,000 child migrants and asylum seekers in Zambia.

The three-year programme builds on the existing efforts of the government of Zambia and UN agencies to address vulnerability and increase protection for children and other persons of concern at high risk of trafficking and exploitation because of their migration status.

“Exploitation of migrants and victims of trafficking is a grave violation of fundamental human rights. Measures have to be taken to combat the scourge of trafficking, including ensuring greater protection for migrants, speeding up prosecution of the perpetrators and supporting longer term prevention activities,” said Kanni Wignaraja, the UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, during the launch of the project in Lusaka.

IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF will focus on increasing protection of children and persons of concern by supporting the Zambian government’s capacity to compile and process data on irregular migrants, as well as strengthening procedures for the assessment and referral of vulnerable children and other persons of concern.

The three agencies will also support government efforts to raise awareness among the host communities and will work to enhance regional and cross-border collaboration on mixed migration challenges.

The project is expected to review relevant laws and make recommendations to promote the domestication of Zambia’s obligations under international and regional legal instruments related to vulnerable children, migration, asylum seeking and human trafficking.

Source: APO

Jul 102013
 

NEW YORK, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambian authorities should release two journalists who have been detained since early Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

 

Police raided the homes of Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zgambo, saying they were looking for drugs and seditious material and accusing them of publishing stories for the Zambian Watchdog, a site that has been subjected to ongoing government harassment. The site’s editor, Lloyd Himaambo, told CPJ that Hamasaka and Zgambo were being held at police headquarters and were being interrogated separately.

 

The journalists have not been charged and will remain in detention while police continue their investigation, Himaambo told CPJ.

 

Hamasaka’s lawyer, William Mwemba, told CPJ that police had confiscated documents from Hamasaka’s house that included past articles and invitations to meetings at different organizations, some dating back to 2011.

 

“The raid and arbitrary detentions fit a pattern of harassment on the part of authorities,” said CPJ’s Africa Program Coordinator, Sue Valentine. “If police have no charges to file against Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zgambo, they should be released immediately.”

 

Repeated efforts to reach the Zambian police’s public relations officer were unsuccessful.

 

The Zambian Watchdog is a private site that is registered outside of the country but publishes content written by Zambian journalists and editors. It documents alleged government corruption and has been targeted several times by Zambian authorities.

 

The Watchdog’s website had been blocked on June 24, according to news reports. The staff said they believed the government had ordered the blocking because of their previous efforts to silence the website. The site’s editors moved the website’s domain to a secure server, where it resumed publishing.

 

In August 2012, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism called for the banning of the Watchdog, saying that the website’s critical coverage could affect the country’s image in the lead-up to the U.N. World Tourism Organization meeting in August 2013, which Zambia is hosting, according to news reports. The website came under an even heavier attack by government officials in September 2012. News accounts reported that President Michael Sata had ordered government agencies to explore ways to block access to the site, and that Zambian Attorney General Mumba Malila was working on a law to restrict online media.

Source: APO

Jun 282013
 

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A private website that documents alleged Zambian government corruption has been blocked in the country since Monday, its editor told CPJ. The Zambian Watchdog’s Lloyd Himaambo has said that the website’s staff believes the authorities are responsible for ordering the blocking.

 

Internet and mobile service providers blocked domestic access to the Zambian Watchdog, a site that is registered out of the country but publishes content by Zambian journalists and editors, Himaambo said. The editor told CPJ that access to the site was possible only via one of the country’s three cellphone networks and that traffic to the website had been reduced by two thirds.

 

Staff at the Watchdog believe the government is behind the blocking because of its previous efforts to silence the site. It is not clear if the government urged Internet service providers to shut off access or used other means.

 

In August 2012, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism called for the banning of the Watchdog, saying that the website’s critical coverage could affect the country’s image in the lead-up to the U.N. World Tourism Organization meeting in August 2013, which Zambia is hosting, according to news reports. The website came under an even heavier attack by government officials in September 2012. News accounts reported that President Michael Sata had ordered government agencies to explore ways to block access to the site, and that Zambian Attorney General Mumba Malila was working on a law to restrict online media.

 

News accounts also reported last year that the Zambian government had engaged hackers to destroy online media, including the Zambian Watchdog.

 

“In September 2011, Zambians voted Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front into power and celebrated his commitment to end corruption and promote Zambian development. But in the past 12 months, we have witnessed a worrying trend of efforts to intimidate and control the media, and heavy-handed policing of opposition gatherings,” said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Sue Valentine. “No meaningful development is possible if people cannot air alternative views.”

 

Himaambo told CPJ that despite having some access, the site’s editors were unable to update the website. The staff had moved the site to a new, secure https address (https://zambianwatchdog.com), but feared that readers would have no way of knowing the new address. Himaambo said the loss of traffic threatened the financial sustainability of the site.

 

CPJ’s calls and messages left with the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority were not immediately returned.

Source: APO

May 242013
 

ROME, Italy, May 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Travelling from Lusaka to Florence on a bamboo tandem, through 13 African and two European countries, to raise funds to build a school in Zambia. That’s the challenge organised by Sport2build, an Italian non-profit, on which Matteo Sametti, one of the charity’s founders, will soon be embarking with a young citizen of Zambia. The initiative is being sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Lusaka.

Source: APO

Apr 122013
 

Li Keqiang Meets with Zambian President Sata, Agreeing to Carry forward the Traditional Friendship and Open up New Prospects of China-Zambia Cooperation

BEIJING, China, April 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On April 10, 2013, Premier Li Keqiang met with Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata at the Great Hall of the People.

 

Li said China and Zambia are old friends and good friends. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties nearly half a century ago, both sides have treated each with mutual respect and equality and carried out close cooperation. Currently, China-Zambia cooperation is facing new opportunities for development and China is ready to work with Zambia to strengthen the political guidance and overall planning. He urged both sides to further increase mutual trust and provide political safeguards for cooperation. The two sides should expand trade exchanges and deepen investment and financing cooperation based on their respective economic policy and development strategy, said Li, pledging to give play to the leading and exemplary role of key projects. China is ready to promote technology transfer and personnel training for Zambia in a bid to increase local employment, enhance the country’s capacity for self and diversified development and improve people’s livelihood. The premier expressed his hope that Zambia could guarantee the legal rights of Chinese enterprises.

 

Li pointed out that the strengthening of China-Africa friendship and cooperation is an important cornerstone of China’s foreign policy. The Chinese side is willing to work with Africa to open up new prospects of cooperation with practical actions.

 

Sata, for his part, voiced appreciation for China’s help and support in recent years, saying his country firmly sticks to the one-China policy and is willing to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, agriculture, aviation and tourism. Chinese companies in Zambia have helped the country expand employment and exports, he said. Zambia welcomes investment from more Chinese firms and welcomes more Chinese citizens to travel to the country.

Source: APO

Mar 042013
 

Harper Government Concludes Investment Agreements with Cameroon and Zambia / Protecting Canadian investments in high-growth markets around the world creates jobs, growth and prosperity for Canadians

OTTAWA, Canada, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced the conclusion of foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA) negotiations with Cameroon and Zambia. Minister Fast made the announcement accompanied by representatives of Cameroon and Zambia at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)’s International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto.

“Our government is helping create jobs, growth and prosperity for families in every region of our country by ensuring investments by Canadian businesses are protected abroad,” said Minister Fast.

A FIPA is a treaty designed to promote and protect Canadian investment abroad through legally binding provisions and to promote foreign investment in Canada. By ensuring greater protection against discriminatory and arbitrary practices, and by enhancing the predictability of a market’s policy framework, a FIPA gives businesses greater confidence to invest. Canada has consistently supported strong, rules-based investment through the negotiation of FIPAs.

There is significant potential for increased Canadian investment in Cameroon and Zambia—especially in the mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, education and health sectors. Canadian companies are already heavily invested in both countries. In 2011, Canadian mining assets in Cameroon were valued at more than $35 million. In Zambia, assets were worth over $6 billion, accounting for 20 percent of all Canadian mining assets in Africa.

“These two investment agreements will bring greater security to the business environment for Canadian companies looking for opportunities in Cameroon and Zambia, and are further proof that the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our nation’s history continues to get results for our businesses and exporters,” said Minister Fast.

Minister Fast made the announcement at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Franco-Mine event on the margins of the PDAC convention.

In addition to Cameroon and Zambia, Canada has concluded FIPAs with Benin, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania as part of its engagement strategy with Africa. It is also engaged in FIPA negotiations with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Tunisia. Canada currently has 24 FIPAs in force around the world.

Source: APO

Feb 062013
 

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minelab (http://www.minelab.com), the global leader in gold detection technology and hand-held metal detector devices has announced the establishment of a Gold Mining division to support artisanal small scale gold miners and prospectors in Sudan, South Sudan, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Somalia. The announcement was made at the Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, today.

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The recent discovery of a 5.5kg gold nugget in Ballarat, Australia at 60cms depth by a prospector using a Minelab GPX 5000 hand-held gold detector illustrates the benefit of Minelab’s cutting edge technology in the pursuit of gold. The Ballarat nugget was valued in excess of US$300,000. 

 

Prospectors across Africa have also tasted success with the GPX 5000 gold detector. Recently a prospector in Mali discovered a 1.2kg gold nugget and in the past few months there were finds in Zimbabwe (1118g), Kenya (550g) and Guinea (276g) using Minelab’s gold detecting technology.

 

Minelab launched its first hand-held gold detector in Australia in 1985 and over the past 28 years has been at the forefront of metal detector design and innovation. Minelab’s new Gold Mining division will provide dedicated support to the worldwide small scale gold mining market and its communities.

 

Peter Charlesworth, General Manager Minelab said:

“The new Gold Mining division consists of a specialised portfolio of products, accessories and support services which include on and off field training allowing us to provide expert advice on the best use of Minelab’s gold detectors so that miners can produce results in the toughest of mineralized soil conditions, in a cost effective way and with minimal disruption to the environment.

 

In areas where traditional subsistence mining has taken place for generations, Minelab has introduced cutting edge technology and provided training and support to enable these communities to transform their gold mining activities and their lives for the better. Across the globe Minelab’s technology is making a difference to artisanal small scale gold miners by increasing efficiency, productivity and safety.

 

We are very excited about our new Gold Mining division and believe that with our dedicated products and training programmes, safe, effective and profitable gold mining is only a step away for any serious prospector.”

 

Sheila Kelleher, General Manager of Minelab’s Gold Mining Division, commented, “Mining Indaba is the perfect platform for us to launch our Gold Mining Division. The conference attracts a global audience focused on developing and investing in an industry that affects so many people’s lives. We hope that Minelab’s Gold Mining contribution will continue to build the connections between Prospecting, Community and the Environment by advancing the usage of Minelab’s hand-held gold metal detector technology and in turn make a difference to the lives of the businesses and communities we work with.”’

 

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About Minelab’s Hand-held Gold Detector Technology

Minelab launched its first hand-held gold detector in the Australian market in 1985. Designed by renowned physicist Bruce Candy, it revolutionized the prospecting world with its ground breaking technology which allowed alluvial nugget gold (from sub-gram size) to be detected in highly mineralized ground. Minelab products lead the field in their ability to ‘see through’ the ground and remain sensitive to even the smallest deposit of gold at unbelievable depths.

 

About Minelab’s GPX 5000 Gold Detector

Minelab’s GPX 5000 is an unbeatable gold detector, capable of finding gold of all sizes – from sub gram nuggets to life changing ‘retirement’ nuggets and everything in between. It features industry leading MPS, DVT and SETA technology combined with the legendary GPX ability to ‘see through’ ground mineralization allowing it to achieve excellent depth whilst remaining sensitive to even the smallest nuggets – the GPX Depth Advantage.

 

About Minelab’s Range of Gold Detectors

Minelab’s specialist gold detectors are revolutionizing how gold miners search for gold nuggets in some of the world’s most difficult soil conditions. From the X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack for beginner prospectors, to the Eureka Gold for the more experienced user, to the ultimate in gold prospecting performance – the GPX 4800 and GPX 5000. Each detector showcases unique functions and benefits but all contain world-first technology and come with the Minelab guarantee of the highest performance in even the toughest gold prospecting conditions.

 

About Minelab

Minelab (http://www.minelab.com) is an Australian-built, multi-award winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Torrensville, South Australia with regional headquarters in Cork, Ireland and Chicago, U.S. the company specialises in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985 Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer and humanitarian demining needs. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today a major world manufacturer of hand-held metal detector products. Over the past 28 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company (ASX: “CDA”).

 

 

Source: APO