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Mukasiri Sibanda
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Simon Njovu favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining
Jul 10
2 blog posts by Mukasiri Sibanda were featured
Jul 10
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Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining

IntroductionThis article was original featured in Business WeeklyOften times portrayed negatively, artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) offers, potentially, exciting opportunities to propel sustainable rural economies.Certainly, if not done responsible, ASGM can harm rural economies by disrupting agricultural activities, fuelling criminal activities and causing massive environmental damage.Taking a…See More
Jul 9
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

This article was originally featured in the Business WeeklyIntroductionLed by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.Although the figure of $15 billion has been factually proven…See More
Jul 4
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

$5 Million Payment to Marange-Zimunya Trust: What We Need To Know

This article was original featured in the business weeklyAfter a false start, for Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (CSOT), can the $5 million payment received from the Zimbabwe Diamond Consolidated (ZCDC) herald a new beginning for local economic and social development hinged on diamond mining activities? This is particularly so, considering…See More
Jun 25
2 blog posts by Mukasiri Sibanda were featured
Jun 19
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Mutoko Warms Up To Africa Mining Vision

Concerned that the community in Mutoko is unhinged from the main economic activity in their locality, black granite mining, Mutoko Rural District Council (MRDC) supported by The Civic Forum on Human Development (CFHD), Silveira House and Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organised a district alternative mining indaba. The indaba was held at Nyamakwere hotel, Mutoko centre from 13 to 15 June 2018.Participants comprised of mining affected communities, Community Based Organisations…See More
Jun 18
Daniel Mulé favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Should We Cebrate Govt-Zimplats Platinum Deal or Worry?
Jun 15
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

Should We Cebrate Govt-Zimplats Platinum Deal or Worry?

On 6 June 2018, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Zimplats) publicly announced that it has amicable resolved a six-year long dispute with government which was seeking to compulsorily acquire part of its mining claims measuring 27,948 hectares. This dispute was pending in the courts of Zimbabwe.Consequently, Zimplats agreed to release 23,093 hectares to government “to ensure participation by other investors in the platinum mining industry.”   Zimplats now owns 24,632 hectares with a new special lease…See More
Jun 12
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Should We Cebrate Govt-Zimplats Platinum Deal or Worry?

On 6 June 2018, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Zimplats) publicly announced that it has amicable resolved a six-year long dispute with government which was seeking to compulsorily acquire part of its mining claims measuring 27,948 hectares. This dispute was pending in the courts of Zimbabwe.Consequently, Zimplats agreed to release 23,093 hectares to government “to ensure participation by other investors in the platinum mining industry.”   Zimplats now owns 24,632 hectares with a new special lease…See More
Jun 10
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Under ZCDC

Conglomerate diamond plant under construction: picture courtesy of Nyaradzo MutonhoriIntroductionRight from the beginning, the sunny side of Marange’s rich alluvial diamonds was obscured for many Zimbabweans. More so, to communities impacted by diamond mining activities, who have been subjected to counting the costs of…See More
May 23
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Under ZCDC

Conglomerate diamond plant under construction: picture courtesy of Nyaradzo MutonhoriIntroductionRight from the beginning, the sunny side of Marange’s rich alluvial diamonds was obscured for many Zimbabweans. More so, to communities impacted by diamond mining activities, who have been subjected to counting the costs of…See More
May 15
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Anjin Return: An Acid Test For The New Dispensation

In the rear-view mirror of Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic narrative, Mugabe image looms large. But is the windshield clear enough for accelerated progress? One important clue which can help to unravel this puzzle relates to how the new government is managing the country’s mineral wealth- platinum, diamonds, lithium and gold among others.Of all minerals, developments in the diamond sector warrants a close examination. This is hardly surprising though. Diamonds, because of their…See More
Apr 23
Martin Lokanc commented on Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post '$4.2 Billion Platinum Investment: Are Citizens Blind Folded to Unpack the Deals'
"It's no secret that Russian investors (and parts of its military establishment) have been looking to make investments in Zimbabwe's platinum sector.  I would look to Russia for the investors behind Karo.  I don't know this…"
Apr 10
Isabella Kima favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post $4.2 Billion Platinum Investment: Are Citizens Blind Folded to Unpack the Deals
Apr 3
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Is RBZ’s Gold Mobilisation Fund a Jack Pot for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners?

“Most beneficiaries are not aware that $74 million was disbursed in 2017 and that the funding has been doubled to $150 million in 2018. Furthermore, there is need for awareness raising on issue of collateral, especially acceptance of cattle as collateral security” Themba Sibanda, Zimbabwe Miners Federation organising secretaryFaced with severe foreign currency shortages, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is banking on the propulsive role gold to drive export earnings. In its 5-year plan, RBZ…See More
Feb 23

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Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://www.zela.org
Job Title
Economic Governance Officer
About My Work
I am strongly invested in mineral resource governance, transparency and accountability, fighting hard to ensure communities get a fair share of benefit from the exploitation of resources in their locality
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Mukasiri Sibanda's Blog

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 13:27 0 Comments

This article was originally featured in the Business Weekly

Introduction

Led by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.

Although…

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$5 Million Payment to Marange-Zimunya Trust: What We Need To Know

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 15:58 0 Comments

This article was original featured in the business weekly

After a false start, for Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (CSOT), can the $5 million payment received from the Zimbabwe Diamond Consolidated (ZCDC) herald a new beginning for local…

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Mutoko Warms Up To Africa Mining Vision

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 18:02 0 Comments

Concerned that the community in Mutoko is unhinged from the main economic activity in their locality, black granite mining, Mutoko Rural District Council (MRDC) supported by The Civic Forum on Human Development (CFHD), Silveira House and Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organised a district alternative mining indaba. The indaba was held at Nyamakwere hotel, Mutoko centre from 13 to 15 June 2018.

Participants comprised of mining affected communities, Community Based…

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At 17:44 on October 28, 2017, Jasmin Blessing said…

Dear Mukasiri,

I am Goxi's Communications Facilitator. I  really liked your latest blog and would be really interested in featuring your recent blog at one of our events.  Would you be interested? Do you have a private email address so that I can provide you with more information? 

 
 
 

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