30 000 artisanal miners register to regularise operations

ONLY 30 000 of the estimated 1,5 million artisanal and small-scale miners have regularised their operations owing to high levies charged by government, Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta R...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2018


Govt gets tough on reckless chrome miners

THE Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has put chrome miners under close watch following concerns over mushrooming of highway operations that threaten roads and pose risks to humans and animals....

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


Small-scale miners mainstay of gold production

Small-scale gold miners have been described as the mainstay of gold production in Zimbabwe and should be protected if the country's economy is to fully recover.The contribution of small-scale miners c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Formulate environment policy to control small-scale miners

AN environmental and cultural rights lawyer has called for a proper and clear policy framework that can enable small-scale miners to operate without harming the environment while contributing to the e...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018


Small-scale miners receive a major boost

At least 90 plus small scale miners are set to benefit through the opening of Bubi Gold Service Centre in Matabeleland NorthZimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) spokesperson, Dosman Mangisi said the sett...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018


Cheers for small scale miners

GOVERNMENT has finalised effecting amendments to the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, which will see small scale miners getting recognition at law, as Government steps up efforts to grow the sector ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 July 2018


Good times for chrome miners

Small-scale miners who account for a larger part of Zimbabwe's ferrochrome producers should more than double their production if they are to fully utilise the $1 billion stainless steel plant set to b...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018


Small miners seek partnerships

Small scale gold miners say they are keen to partner big miners and benefit from technology transfer as part of their capacity building programme to improve mining systems.The bond between the big min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018


Moti, Sakunda give small miners $50m

AFRICA Chrome Fields (ACF) owners, the Moti Group, and local fuel group Sakunda Holdings have partnered to fund a $50 million small-scale chrome miners support facility.Through a programme called Zimb...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018


Govt shelves mining fees for small scale miners

Small scale miners got a reprieve after Government temporarily shelved mining fees levied on them as part of efforts to formalise the sector and increase production.President Mnangagwa announced this ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 June 2018


NRZ pushing miners out of business

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is levying close to US$0,10 to move a tonne of freight per kilometre, nearly 300% more than other competing rail operators in the region, a key coal-mining comp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 June 2018

Mines requires $11 billion

The country's mining industry requires about $11 billion to ramp up production and sustain operations in the next five  years, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) said last week, as it projec...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 24 May 2018


Lack of exploration unsettles Zim govt, miners

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over lack of investment into exploration in mining amid palpable fears that without new mineral discoveries, the future of the sector was uncertain and unsustainable.Min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 May 2018


A boost for small-scale miners

The private sector has begun complementing Government's ambitious plan to establish service centres for small-scale gold miners across the country, with a local firm - Small-Scale Mining Supplies - co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 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


Small-scale miners petition minister over Minerals Bill

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Miners (CZM) and Small Scale Miners of Zimbabwe have petitioned Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando and Parliament over Mine and Minerals Bill of 2015,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2018


Small scale miners tussle for power

SMALL scale miners under the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) have petitioned the Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando to call for elections to usher in a new leadership and replace ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 May 2018


Small scale gold miners produce 4.2 tonnes in Q1

Small scale gold miners have produced 4,2 tonnes of the yellow metal in the first quarter of this year, giving a positive projection that their target of 35 tonnes can be realised.Small scale gold min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 April 2018


Mugabe's war with small-scale miners rages on

TWO Mazowe small-scale gold miners have once again taken former President Robert Mugabe's family business, Gushungo Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, to court seeking to be declared the rightful owners of blocks of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 April 2018


WATCH: Grace Mugabe claims she is being 'victimised'

Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, is accusing miners of invading her farms to illegally dig for gold.They, in turn, accuse her of defamation and say the land was stolen.This is one of a numb...

By Al Jazeera | Published: 09 April 2018


Miners want incentives for processing not levies

Mining firms want Government to offer beneficiation incentives to fast track economic turnaround through rapid value addition of minerals, stimulation of industrialisation, increased revenue, more job...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 April 2018


Gold miners sue Grace for $100,000

FORMER First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe has been slapped with a $100 000 lawsuit for allegedly labelling two gold miners in Mazowe as illegal miners and thieves.Mr Shepherd Nyazvigo and Mr Phillip Makanya,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 April 2018


Mugabe farm miners threaten to sue Grace

THE three artisanal gold miners at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, which is at the centre of an ownership wrangle betwen themselves and the former First Lady Grace Mugabe , have threatened to sue her for l...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 April 2018


Need to improve miners safety and health standards

ARTISANAL and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is undoubtedly a growing sector that contributes significantly to the growth of the country's economy.Although, there are no official statistics, estimates...

By Gibson Mhaka | Published: 04 April 2018


Artisanal miners hit back at Grace Mugabe

Former  first lady Grace Mugabe may have made millions of dollars through gold mining at 16 gold claims she seized at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, it has been alleged.The claim was made at a news c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 April 2018

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