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ZELA’s Analysis of the 2022 National Budget policy pronouncements: A special focus on the mining sector.

26 November 2021 On Thursday, the 25th of November 2021, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube announced the 2022 National Budget. The Minister announced a cocktail of measures to improve mining sector legislation, production, beneficiation, investment, transparency in mobilisation of revenue in the mining sector. In this analysis, …

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Publish What You Pay Zimbabwe Coalition calls on Government to act on Displacements: ‘No to Forced Mining Induced Displacements’

24 November 2021 Over the years there has been significant changes in land use patterns triggered by an increase in land based investments. The footprint of land based and dependent commercial activities such as large scale commercial agriculture, mining and infrastructure development has been growing across the globe and especially …

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Mapping Open Pits in Chiadzwa Mining Area

12 November 2021 Compiled by Shawn Kusena There have been many reports about open pits that have been left by legal and illegal mining activities in the Marange diamond fields. It is no secret that open-cast mining changes geological, hydrological and geotechnical conditions. It influences the existing ecological system and …

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2021 KP PLENARY CSC CLOSING SPEECH

2021 KP PLENARY, NOVEMBER 12TH 2021 Chair of KP, Vice Chair Dear Participants and observers On behalf of the KP CSC, I would like to thank the Russian Federation for hosting the hybrid 2021 KP Plenary meeting and the ASM for logistical support to all participants and observers. We are …

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Civil Society opens 2021 Kimberley Process Plenary with a reality check for a forum that needs to act more on developments in member countries

Today, Monday the 8th of November 2021, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KP CSC) opened the hybrid KP Plenary meeting in Moscow with a reality check. They presented observations from their grassroots work with communities impacted by diamond mining as well as from remote monitoring in various countries. “We’ll be holding up these …

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Towards sustainable and climate-resilient rural communities in Zimbabwe anchored on youth inclusion.

Compiled by Siphethile Moyo-(Winner-When my aspirations come to life) 28 October 2021 Introduction Most rural communities in Zimbabwe are severely affected by the impacts of climate change which include heat waves (with evidence of around 0.4°C average temperature increases) and rainfall variability as shown by increasing frequency and severity of …

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Citizens’ 2022 Budget

15 October 2021 Introduction The National Budget consultation season is upon us again. The Finance and Economic Development Committee and the Expanded Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Committee have been conducting public consultations from the 11th to the 15th of October to solicit views from citizens on the 2022 National Budget. …

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