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Lack of Transparency on Diamond Relocation from Marange Diamond Fields exposes Diamond Companies at Chirasika Primary School

Article and Pictures by: Mufute Tawanda B (ATRDT Sec) With the call for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 one wonders how Chirasika Primary School is going to conduct lessons when schools reopen.  Chirasika Primary School was built by Anjin Mining Company for the diamond relocated families. Four …

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Why calling for the total ban of wildlife trade does not make sense to Zimbabwean communities: Its illegal Wildlife Trade that we need to deal with

Compiled by Nobuhle T Mabhikwa-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Introduction Wildlife trade has been a topical issue in the past, but this time around what makes it more special is the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists suspect that the virus has its origins in snakes, bats and pangolins, the latter of which is …

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From where we stand: Taking away fishermen from the Zambezi River would only escalate illegal Wildlife Trade and poaching

Compiled by Byron Zamasiya-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The COVID-19 which broke out in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China late last year and spread to over 70 countries has taken the world by storm[1][2]. There is a general agreement that this disease which has its ecological reservoir in bats broke out …

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Women:Major actors in the fight against Covid-19

By Fadzai Lee Midzi-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association On 22 March 2020 we were celebrating world water day, acknowledging the importance of water. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change discourse, water remains a critical resource which is getting scarce by the day yet key in preventing the …

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SPARKLING DIAMONDS ‘LITERALLY’ FAILING TO UPLIFT EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS IN CHIADZWA: An analysis of the impacts of diamond mining activities on schools in Chiadzwa

By Cosmas Sunguro INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Education is said to be the ‘key to success’. These wise words would only be meaningful only if the responsible authorities knew that it unlocks and awakens the community. Education is like light put in the dark room. No doubt that it plays a …

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Zimbabwe’ embraces the Beneficial Ownership register in its new Companies and Other Business Entities Act

By Joyce Nyamukunda Machiri-Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe Coordinator Zimbabwe has managed to come up with the new Companies and other Business Entities Act. The Act requires companies to keep and maintain a register of beneficial owners of the company and to file such information with the Registrar of Companies. This …

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Secretive Constitutional Amendment Mischief: Implications of Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 2 on Transparency and Accountability in Zimbabwe’s Mining Sector

By Shamiso Mtisi and Michelle Matsvaire (Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association) Barely six years after adopting a new Constitution, and without making any significant progress in implementing and upholding some of the key provisions of the Constitution, the Government of Zimbabwe intends to amend the 2013 Constitution for the second time. …

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