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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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Understanding violence in Artisanal Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Drivers, Implications and Key Options

By Mukasiri Sibanda-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Amid socio-economic malaise facing Zimbabwe, mining is the only remaining silver lining. The sector underpins the country’s socio-economic growth prospects. Gold which is expected to contribute US$4 billion, a third of the anticipated US$12 billion earnings from mining by 2023, undoubtedly, is strategic to the …

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