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My Take Always from the All Stakeholders Diamond Indaba

By Shamiso Mtisi Deputy Director for Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) and Coordinator of KP Civil Society Coalition    Despite years of working on diamonds, this is my very first blog profiling my observations and points of reflection in monitoring a highly sensitive diamond industry. This is a sector where …

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2020 National Budget must be hinged on US$12 billion mining economy strategy

By Mukasiri Sibanda  Introduction Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address the stubborn challenges …

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ZELA trains communities on environmental child rights and the significance of EIAs

Story by Refias Sithole (Marange Development Trust) An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is one of the important components in safeguarding the environmental child rights whenever a mining project is to be undertaken. It is not far from the truth that children and youths are more susceptible to the negative impacts …

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District Administrators make first call to ATRDT after 9 years 

 Article by Mufute Tawanda (Atrdt) For the first time in 9 years Arda Transau Relocation Development Trust (ATRDT) was invited to a round table dialogue with all key stakeholders by the Mutare District Administrator. The meeting was attended by different stakeholders namely, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, Zimbabwe National Water …

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From Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Mutuso Dhliwayo and Mukasiri Sibanda[1] Introduction Despite going in circles on the adoption and implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)in Zimbabwe, consensus for mining sector transparency reforms exists among stakeholders. Through fiscal policies, the government has repeatedly committed to either implement EITI or revive the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue …

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Constitutional case for mining sector transparency reforms: is EITI only route for Zimbabwe?

By Mukasiri Sibanda Government, since 2011, repeatedly made commitments to implement the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) or resuscitate its home-grown version, the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative (ZMRTI). EITI is regarded as a global best practice that promotes open and accountable governance of oil, gas and mineral sectors. Intentions …

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