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ZAMI@10: Unpacking Alternative Mining Indaba (Concept and History)

By Dr Tinashe Gumbo 10 October 2021  Reflecting in Celebrations From 3 to 8 October 2021, Zimbabwe’s civil society, churches and their key stakeholders in the natural resources governance, gathered in Bulawayo, for the 10th edition of the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI). It was an event characterized by songs, dance, reflection sessions and launch […]


Story by Josphat Makaza Environmental Justice Community Paralegal Whilst media is awash with reports that Anjin lnvestment (Pvt) Ltd grabbed the most lucrative diamond claims in Chiadzwa the mining company has not been faithful in paying development levies to the local authority. During interviews with mine officials and the Mutare Rural District Council, Chiadzwa Community […]

Who is to blame the EMA, community, or the company?

Compiled Susan R.Muchena-Marange Development Trust   20 September 2021   Where ever you go in any community in Zimbabwe most communities where mining is taking place have their fair share of problems that are mainly affecting them day and night and one turns to wonder where the government is or the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) […]

Mutoko villagers living in fear of possible eviction

Mutoko’s Karimazondo and Chingamuka villagers are living in fear after ‘some’ Chinese officials informed them that they will be relocated to pave way for mining operations. The community members made efforts to seek clarity from the investors and local authorities on the impending relocations but to no avail. The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has […]

ZELA Statement on Government’s move to unbundle Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR)

18 August 2021 During the presentation of the Mid Term Budget Review on the 29th of July, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube noted that the Government of Zimbabwe is moving ahead with its plans to cede a controlling stake in the country’s sole gold buyer and refiner, Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) […]

Domboshava gold;curse or blessing?

30 July 2021 Compiled by Domboshava Residents Trust The discovery of gold deposits in ward 4 recently has brought mixed reactions from the people of Domboshava, a village in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe.It is reported that the gold mine is rich with precious stones with the news that some are claiming as much […]

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