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: 8 hours ago

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

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

Large-scale gold miners in scam

Government has threatened to descend heavily on large-scale gold mining companies that are reportedly under declaring their gold output. Some of the primary producers are understood to be selling thei...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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

MINING & RETAIL

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
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