INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

David Whitehead re-opening imminent

DAVID Whitehead Textiles (DWT) intends to "immediately" restart operations at Chegutu factory after several years of intermittent operations, following acquisition of the company's majority shareholdi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Minister 'unleashes' Zanu-PF youths, police to grab mine

Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Appolonia Munzverengi is being accused of using her political muscle to grab a mining claim owned by Mekasi Engineering.The company claim that the minister...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 July 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Police officers clash over lucrative Gokwe mine

There was drama when police from Nembudzia Police Station fought and disarmed their counterparts from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Gokwe after they tried to arrest an officer implic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 July 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Mercury ban poser for Zimbabwe gold mines

Zimbabwe is racing against time to find effective and sustainable ways to eliminate the use of mercury, which is widely used by small miners in processing gold, in line with dictates of global treaty ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ rejects gold miners' demand

ZIMBABWE is not in a position to liberalise domestic gold marketing and buying as this will negatively affect the flow of foreign currency into the economy, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy gover...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Mine, farm workers least paid: Zela

Most mining and agriculture sector workers are among the least-paid despite working under hazardous conditions that threaten their lives and health, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (Zela) h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Lenox Mine ownership wrangle deepens

TWO Flags Trading (Private) Limited is the legitimate owner of the gold-rich Lennox Mine in Mashava and various contestations by the rival Tambanashe Enterprises were a mere waste of the court's time,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

POLITICS

Mnangagwa stops eviction of 20 000 villagers by Chinese miner

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered a Chinese company to stop its planned quarry mining activities in Domboshava, following an outcry by over 20 000 villagers who had already been ordered to vaca...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Villagers stranded as miner seals boreholes

Villagers in Mutoko were left scavenging for water after a local granite mining company, upon closing shop, sealed off boreholes it had drilled in the area.In his report during a provincial coordinati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 April 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Miners urge Fidelity to review gold price

Small-scale gold producers in Masvingo province have welcomed the recent price increase of the yellow metal on the world market and pleaded with Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) to localise the in...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Mine to lose equipment

EQUIPMENT belonging to Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi will today go under the hammer to settle a debt owed to one of the country's leading security firms.The Chinhoyi High Court has instructed the sheriff ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Miners say 'use it or lose it' concept spot on

GOVERNMENT should expedite implementation of the "use it or lose it" concept as announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa so as to unlock new economic opportunity and create more jobs, small scale min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Wrangle over Zimbabwe diamond mine continues

THE stalemate over the pricing of River Ranch Mine, situated in the border town of Beitbridge, continues unabated as the owners, Rani Investments, and potential buyers, the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Mine robbery gang members denied bail

The trial of eight Zvishavane men, who allegedly raided a Chinese mining company in Zvishavane recently failed to kick off in Gweru on Friday as the State is waiting for documents from their court of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 February 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Miners object EPOs introduction

Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF), the umbrella body representing small-scale miners, is opposing applications for Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPOs) made by 11 local and international mining companie...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Miners want to import own fuel

ZIMBABWE Miners Federation (ZMF), the representative body of small-scale miners, says it is pushing for a licence to import fuel for onward distribution to its members to ensure continuity of producti...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Miners feared dead in mine shaft collapse

Some artisanal miners are feared dead after a mine shaft they were working in in Shurugwi collapsed at the weekend. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Wonderer Mine, one of the oldest mine...

By staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Fuel shortage hits small-scale miners

THE Zimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) says the prevailing fuel shortage has significantly crippled small-scale mining operations as most of its members use diesel. Zimbabwe has been experiencing fuel ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Miner lays contempt of court charge against Nyambirai

GOROMONZI miner Phillip Makanya has petitioned the High Court to charge businessman Tawanda Nyambirai with contempt of court for ignoring a court order barring him from interfering with his mining act...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 December 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Mashonaland East revels in lithium mine

Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs Appolonia Munzverengi has applauded the new dispensation's "Zimbabwe is Open for Business" mantra, saying it is yielding positive results in h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 December 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Relief for small-scale miners

Government has scrapped consultation fees for small-scale miners to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment certificates. The Environmental Management Agency has since designed an Environmental Managem...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Arcadia Lithium Mine to create 1 000 jobs

President Mnangagwa has officiated at the ground breaking ceremony of the Arcadia Lithium Mine in Chikwaka, Goromonzi that is expected to have an initial investment of $ 165 million. The project is ex...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Bikita Minerals to beneficiate lithium

Zimbabwe's sole lithium producer, Bikita Minerals, has set its sights on beneficiating the mineral in a development that is expected to rake in more foreign currency for the country in line with Gover...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 November 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zambezi Gas, Coal Mine appeals to Govt

Zambezi Gas and Coal Mine has implored Government to expeditiously resolve a dispute in which it is accusing Makomo Resources of encroaching into 11 200 hectares of its Hwange-based concession.One of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax threatens mines operations

THE mining sector survey says the 2% transactional tax imposed last month has resulted in price increases across the value chain, which, if not reviewed, would lead to suspension of operations by some...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018
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