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A Note on the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association , Parliament of Zimbabwe and Ministry of Mines and Mining Development Meeting held in Kariba

Introduction On the 7th of May 2019, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) petitioned the Parliament of Zimbabwe and specifically the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development on the need for Responsible Investments in the Mining sector. ZELA petitioned the Parliament of Zimbabwe in terms …

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Momentum forthe adoption of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative builds in Zimbabwe

By Mutuso Dhliwayo& Joyce Machiri The Zimbabwean Government was among the participants at the 8thExtractive Industries Transparency Initiative ( EITI) Global Conference  held in Paris, France from the 18th -19th of June 2019. The meeting’s theme “Open Data, Build Trust”was very apt as it underpins the need for building trust between …

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Citizens call for responsible investment

As we continue with our mandate of raising awareness among communities to assert and claim their environmental, economic, social and cultural rights within the natural resource and environmental sectors we decided to capture citizens’ voices through images. The month of February saw us touring resource rich communities in Zimbabwe where …

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Making diamonds sparkle for sustainable local economic development

Making diamonds sparkle for sustainable local economic development Diamonds4Dev By Richard Ncube and Mukasiri Sibanda If Zimbabwe is to pull herself out of the deep-rooted socio-economic hardships, part of the solution lies with good management of mineral resources. Inescapably, heeding lessons from Marange diamonds debacle, for instance, is key to …

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Battlefields disaster: Lessons learnt

Battlefields disaster: Lessons learnt – February 19, 2019 By Mukasiri Sibanda A day before the Valentine’s Day on February 13, tragedy struck Zimbabwe’s artisanal gold mining sector. How ironic. Gold is used to produce jewellery, a symbol of love and wealth. However, the Battlefields disaster, where eight miners were rescued …

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Diamonds should sparkle in fight against inequality

With roughly $15 billion allegedly lost from Marange diamonds, the opportunity to fight inequality through domestic resource mobilisation was possible squandered. All is not lost though. This undesirable situation can be reversed in the quest to fight inequality. Government, therefore, must immediately adopt the following measures to ensure that diamonds …

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