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AUDITOR GENERAL’s REPORT ON ZIMBABWE CONSOLIDATED DIAMOND COMPANY (ZCDC) HAUNTS MARANGE COMMUNITY

10 July, 2021 The Office of Auditor General (OAG) report of year ending 2019 came at the right time when the government of Zimbabwe is clamoring for a vision of an upper middle- income economy by 2030. As always anticipated by many, it brought some juicy news, surprises, and some shock as to how the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mines and Mineral Amendment Bill: What is the status really?

Co-authored by Sandra Musonzah and Billian Matambo Introduction Touching base with reality, the silence on the Mines and Mineral Amendment Bill leaves us wondering whether it is ready or long forgotten? The Bill does carry strategic means to unlock the government’s potential to achieve the 12 billion mining industry and greater control over mining hurdles. […]

PRESS STATEMENT ON CHINESE LABOUR PRACTICE IN THE MINING SECTOR

For Immediate Release!        Dated 05/07/2021. Following the recent Article Of 17 June 202 in which the Chinese embassy and  Sun Yi Feng Public relations officer, Mr Mukumba accused the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and its General Secretary Mr Japhet Moyo of tarnishing the image of the Chinese investors. In their statement they said, […]

Should Zimbabwean Mining Companies join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), Community Based Organisations ask?

Compiled by Josphat Makaza (Chiadzwa Community Development Trust) 01 July 2021 The Zimbabwean Government was amongst the participants at the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held in 2019 in Paris, France. Nearly two years after the convention the government is still struggling and is yet to decide whether to join EITI or not. EITI is […]

Shurugwi mine gets 7-day ultimatum

Story by Happious Chingwaya (Shurugwi Community Development Trust) EMA has issued Musasa mining syndicate in Shurugwi with a seven -day ultimatum to rehabilitate the environment after the company started operating without the mandatory environmental impact assessment certificate. The mine was carrying out illegal alluvial gold mining near Mutevekwi River located just outside the mining town […]

IRMA, A PANACEA TO TRANSPARENCY IN THE DIAMOND SECTOR

12 June 2021 Compiled by Cosmas Sunguro (ZIDAWU) Transparency and Accountability have been topical issues in mineral resource rich communities for quite some time. Transparency and accountability come with a need to a commitment from the communities, mining companies and the government. With the government working towards the realization of the 12 billion economies by […]

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