Search

ZIMBABWE - search results

If you're not happy with the results, please do another search.

Breaking ground in Zimbabwe’s mining industry

South African uniform solutions specialist, The Kit Group, is putting plans in place with relevant stakeholders in Zimbabwe’s mining and agricultural sectors to supply uniforms and accessories in that country.

“The Kit Group believes it is the right time to develop key relationships and partnerships to supply the Zimbabwean mining sector to help achieve its goals and objectives,” CEO Joe Pereira says.

Zimbabwe bans all diamond exports

[img:Diamonds%20-%20Pic%201%20%282%29_0.jpg|Groups of miners at
the Marange diamond
fields in Zimbabwe
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 28 May 2010 - The government of Zimbabwe has banned all diamond exports, including those from a Rio Tinto unit, until gemstones from its controversial Marange fields have been certified by industry regulators.

Mines minister Obert Mpofu accused Western countries of using the Kimberley Process certification scheme, which regulates the global diamond trade, to ban Zimbabwe from benefiting from diamonds.

Marange diamond output could reach 40 million carats

[img:Marange%20-%20fi_0.jpg|Marange diamonds
‒ could reach 40
million carats in
next three years
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 September 2010 - Zimbabwe's diamond output from its Marange fields is expected to reach 40 million carats in the next three years, with annual government revenues calculated at around US$2 billion (R15 billion).

Following this claim by a Zimbabwe government adviser, the government revealed that it had stockpiled 4.5 million carats from its two joint venture mines in Marange since January, and that it had sold its first stones last month, after approval from global diamond industry regulator, the Kimberley Process (KP).

Zimbabwe mining sector could attract US$16 billion

[img:Zimbabwe%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The Mimosa mine –
one of Impala Platinum’s
operations in Zimbabwe
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 June 2009 - Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the southern African country could attract up to US$16 billion (R145 billion) in exploration and mining investment if it corrects policies that have scared away foreign investors.

Zimbabwe Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mines to brief forum in Johannesburg

(Johannesburg 9 May 2018) Mr. Munesu Munodawafa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Mine Development Zimbabwe will present the keynote address at the Zimbabwe...

Zimbabwe produces 2 million carats

[img:Diamonds_0.jpg|Zimbabwe diamonds
‒ 2 million carats
this year
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 March 2010 - Zimbabwe has produced 2 million carats of diamonds so far this year from its controversial Marange fields, a government official revealed after the arrival of an international monitor to review the mining operations.

Rights groups ‒ which accuse Zimbabwe's security forces of widespread atrocities in a bid to stop thousands of illegal miners on the poorly secured fields in the eastern part of the country ‒ have been pushing for a ban on Zimbabwean diamonds.

Zimbabwe produces 2 million carats

[img:Diamonds_0.jpg|Zimbabwe diamonds
‒ 2 million carats
this year
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 March 2010 - Zimbabwe has produced 2 million carats of diamonds so far this year from its controversial Marange fields, a government official revealed after the arrival of an international monitor to review the mining operations.

Rights groups ‒ which accuse Zimbabwe's security forces of widespread atrocities in a bid to stop thousands of illegal miners on the poorly secured fields in the eastern part of the country ‒ have been pushing for a ban on Zimbabwean diamonds.

Unki platinum mine dilemma

[img:Lady%20pic_0.gif|Cynthia Carroll,
CEO,
Anglo American
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 27 June 2008 - Anglo American plc – one of the world's largest mining and natural resource groups – says the government of Zimbabwe has threatened in very clear terms to assume control of the Unki platinum mine in central Zimbabwe if it deems such action necessary.

Zimbabwe government criticised for secretive mining deals

[img:Deals%20rad_0.jpg|The Kanyemba area
in Zimbabwe, where
the government is
alleged to have struck
up an unconfirmed deal
with a Chinese firm to
mine uranium
]Harare, Zimbabwe --- 20 May 2013 - The government of Zimbabwe is facing criticism for a number of what is being referred to as ‘secretive mining deals being made without any consultation with communities and other stakeholders.

allAfrica.com reports that this includes an unconfirmed deal with a Chinese firm to exploit the uranium resources in the Kanyemba area. Local media reports, quoting different sources, have said that the extraction of uranium is set to begin soon, after the Chinese were granted 'special rights' by the Mines Ministry.

China Uranium Corporation (CUC), already registered in Zimbabwe, is said to be partnering with Zimbabwe's Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) on the project. It is understood that this same firm was granted a special explorative licence in 2009 and it is ready to begin full scale extraction soon.

The uranium site in Kanyemba has in recent years been the source of controversy, after Zimbabwe and Iran looked set to seal a deal on extracting the resource. In 2011 Zimbabwe earned the ire of Western nations, who accused the African country of supporting Iran's nuclear programme, after a leaked UN report said Iran was to be granted exclusive access to Zimbabwe uranium in return for fuel.

The deal did not come to fruition, but the Chinese appear to have muscled in instead.

Efforts to contact the Mines Ministry for clarification have been fruitless. However, Farai Maguwu from the Centre for Natural Resource Governance said there are many “secretive, opaque deals taking place.”

“Obviously if there are activities taking place I don't think the government is keen to make people aware, because that will create a crisis of expectation where people will start demanding to know where the revenues are going,” Maguwu told SW Radio Africa.

He claimed that “lots is happening in the extractive sector, whereby licenses are issued without consulting the communities, and the extraction begins.”

About Zimbabwe Mining International Investment Conference 2019

Date: 1 - 2 August 2019 Location: Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Meet over 300 high-level decision making delegate attending the Zimbabwe Mining Investment Conference 2019 on...

LATEST FEATURE