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Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 9, 2018 at 7:14 — No Comments

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

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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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 4, 2018 at 13:27 — No Comments

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

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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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 25, 2018 at 15:58 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 18, 2018 at 18:02 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 10, 2018 at 11:25 — No Comments

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Under ZCDC

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2018 at 7:32 — No Comments

Anjin Return: An Acid Test For The New Dispensation

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on April 23, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Analysis of the 2018 monetary policy statement: a focus on mineral export incentives

  • RBZ’s export incentives from 05 May 2016 to 31 December 2017 sterilised mineral royalty revenue by a discounting factor of nearly 86%. This obviously hurts the government’s desire to create fiscal space, when revenue generation is constricted my toxic incentives

Themed “Enhancing financial stabilisation to promote business confidence” is the 2018 monetary policy…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 13, 2018 at 14:27 — No Comments

2017 Annual State of the ASM Sector and 2018 Outlook

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on January 8, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Women's Voices: Gender Based Violence in ASM Sector

Edited by Nyaradzo Mutonhori and Mukasiri Sibanda

56 women participating at the one week Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Academy for Women, have noted with deep concern that Gender Based Violence (GBV) linked with ASGM sector, is a major problem that must be addressed urgently. GBV…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on December 11, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Women Academy Off The Blocks

Participants at the ASGM Academy for Women

To help women to better tap opportunities presented by ever-growing artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) in partnership with Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF), Women in Mining…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on December 5, 2017 at 18:44 — No Comments

Stakeholder Voices: Review of Resource Rich Tongogara's Strategic Plan

Stakeholders attending Tongogara RDC’s strategic planning review meeting

On 23 and 24 November 2017, Tongogara Rural District Council (TRDC) held a multi-stakeholder workshop to review its 5-year strategic plan (2015-2019) at Fair Mile hotel in Gweru. The objectives of the review process…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 30, 2017 at 9:41 — No Comments

No questions asked policy for artisanal miners; a pulse check

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Superintendent Chidziva in Mutare shaking hands with an artisanal miner: picture taken by Wellingon Takavarasha, ZIMF CEO. 

“A picture says a thousand words.’ This picture is interesting for several reasons. Depending on…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 15, 2017 at 11:36 — No Comments

Engaging Government on Tax Justice, Illicit Financial Flows and Open data

A post dialogue meeting to the 6th edition of the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) was held at the Meikles hotel on 07 November 2017. This was a jump start to a series of reflective conversations on ZAMI 2017 Action Agenda that will be jointly facilitated by ZAMI organisers to reach out to key government institutions, business players, Civil Society Organisations (CSO), media and communities.  Primarily, the planned reflective conversations are meant…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 9, 2017 at 10:06 — No Comments

Curbing IFFs & use of open data to promote transparency & accountability

Key takeaways

  • Illicit Financial Flows are simple theft of public resources Briggs Bomba on definition of IFFs
  • We are all consumers of goods and services. So, everyone pays consumptive tax through Value…
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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 7, 2017 at 15:08 — No Comments

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