'Coal-bed methane exploitation to reduce AN costs'

The cost of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) fertiliser, which is largely on the upper side in the country mainly due to high costs of the major component, ammonia, is set to come down once coal - bed methane ga...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018


Govt, steel firm sign coal mining pact

Government yesterday signed a special coal mining grant with iron and steel company Steelmakers that will allow the firm to invest $120 million on expanding its production. With iron and steel plants ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018


Govt to open Sengwa Coal Mine

Government will soon open Gokwe's Sengwa Coal mine as the country seeks to expand energy and electricity generation sources that is critical to the resuscitation of industries in the country, Vice Pre...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 July 2018


Khupe snubbed Mujuru coalition proposal

PEOPLE'S Rainbow Coalition presidential candidate Joice Mujuru has disclosed that MDC-T presidential candidate Thokozani Khupe snubbed her proposal for a coalition ahead of the July 30 polls.This came...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 July 2018


Dabengwa regrets collapse of coalition talks

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has said he regrets the failure by opposition to form a grand coalition to block what he fears will herald political militarisation should the ruling Zanu-PF win the July 3...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018


'Zapu SG blocked coalition with other parties'

ZAPU secretary general Strike Mnkandla has been accused of allegedly sabotaging coalition talks with other opposition parties by vetoing the opposition party's national executive council resolution to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 June 2018


Poll surveys dubious, say Mujuru coalition

People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) has dismissed the recent poll surveys which have literally thrown them out of the election race, in the process concluding it to be a two-horse race pitting the MDC Al...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


$5.2bn coal-to-fuel deal murky

Obscure South African company Nkosikhona Holdings, which recently signed a staggering US$5,2 billion deal with government to turn coal into liquid fuel, cashed in on the Lisulu coal deposits in Hwange...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Sable to raise $200m for coal bed methane project

SABLE Chemical Industries, the country's sole producer of Ammonium Nitrate, is set to embark on a project to set up a $200 million fertiliser manufacturing plant which uses Coal Bed Methane (CBM).Spea...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


Red flag raised over $5,2 billion coal deal

A $5,2 billion deal between the government and Nkosikhona Holdings to turn coal into liquid fuels has raised eyebrows with analysts saying the South African company's credentials are suspect.President...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


Chamisa invites Dabengwa, Mujuru for coalition 'talks'

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said he was mooting a grand coalition with National People's Party leader, Joice Mujuru, Zapu president, Dumiso Dabengwa and other smaller parties in order to dis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 May 2018


Mugabe in coalition talks with Chamisa' - report

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly been "approached by emissaries claiming to represent former president Robert Mugabe and se...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018

Mnangagwa endorses $5,2bn coal-to-liquid project

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday endorsed a $5,2 billion coal-to-liquid project deal signed between Verify Engineering and South Africa's Nkosikhona Holdings.The joint venture will see a coal to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


Zim moves towards coal self-sufficiency

ZIMBABWE is set to produce huge tonnes of coal in the near future driven by the ambitious production targets set by two new miners, Zambezi Gas and Liberation Mining, in a move expected to guarantee a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 May 2018


Khupe's Matebeleland coalition pact collapses

TALKS among five opposition political parties based in Matabeleland region to form a regional pact ahead of this year's general elections have reportedly collapsed as the leaders could not agree on a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


Coal miners cry foul over mining fees

COAL miners in Hwange have cried foul over government's exorbitant land rental fees, which they claimed frustrated development in the mining sector.Peter Mutsinya, chief executive officer of Liberatio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 May 2018


Tsvangirai's brother sued over coalition deal

A man who claims to have stitched a coalition deal for the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai during the 2013 elections has approached the High Court demanding payment from the former prime minister's ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018

Coalition talks died with Tsvangirai

National Peoples Party president Joice Mujuru who is also the Peoples Rainbow Coalition leader Joice  Mujuru has said since MDC leader Tsvangirai's death, no constructive engagements have been ma...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2018


Zim to sign $700 million coal-bed methane deal

Zimbabwe’s government plans to sign a $700 million deal with an investor that will develop a coal-bed methane site, Mines Minister Winston Chitando said.The accord comes as new President Emmerson Mn...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2018


Makomo coal production dips by 37%

COAL miner Makomo Resources says production at its Hwange mine has plummeted by 38% in year-to-date due to machinery breakdowns and shortage of foreign currency.Makomo managing director Raymond Mutoko...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018


Beitbridge Colliery hits coal at last

BEITBRIDGE Colliery has finally hit the jackpot and reached the coal belt after months of mining.Company director, Tendai Kamuriwo yesterday posted pictures of their first coal extracts on social medi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2018


Dangote lured by coal reserves in Zimbabwe

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has renewed interest in pursuing his US$1.5bn investment in Zimbabwe, according to Naija 247 News.An advance team of geologists have been sent to Zimbabwe for 10 day...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 April 2018


Gwayi coal mine under Parly spotlight

MAGWEGWE legislator Anele Ndebele on Wednesday grilled Mines minister Winstone Chitando in the National Assembly for allowing Liberation Coal Mine to extract coal near the Gwayi-Shangani Dam, saying t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 March 2018


Zimbabwe set to quadruple coal output

ZIMBABWE is set to quadruple coal production by next year following investments that have been secured in that sector, a Cabinet Minister has said.Speaking to investors at a mining conference in Londo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 March 2018


Zimbabwe's coal output set to quadruple

Zimbabwe has attracted around $300 million in its coal industry that will quadruple production next year versus 2017, its mining minister told an investment conference in London on Thursday.The countr...

By Reuters | Published: 16 March 2018

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