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PRESS RELEASE: Zimbabwe Civil Society Calls for Transparency in the Granting of Tax Incentives in the Platinum Sector

At a time when the country is extending a begging bowl to procure COVID-19 vaccines, the government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) is awarding tax holidays to extractive companies. The government recently granted a five-year tax holiday to Great Dyke Investments, a platinum mine operation. This is particularly concerning because the mining …

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Climate change and disaster management in Zimbabwe

Compiled by Michelle Matsvaire, Rodrick Moyo and Byron Zamasiya-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Zimbabwe was hit by another cyclone in January 2021 at a time when the country was taking stock of the damage by cyclone Chalane. Cyclone Eloise reached Zimbabwe after weakening into a tropical storm. Prior to its arrival, …

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ZELA Press Statement: Let us restore our wetlands

Date of Issue: 02 February 2021 Harare– The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) joins other countries in celebrating the World Wetlands Day. The day comes at  a time when the second wave of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe.There is a misperception that nature is getting a break …

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Of a vaccination apartheid

Compiled by Moreblessings Chidaushe-Norwegian Church Aid Just as we thought and had highly hoped that 2021 would be a much better year – we are waking up to an even more difficult 2021, new variants of the virus are sprouting everywhere, some faster and more dangerous than the first, the …

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