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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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Upscaling Meeting, the results

Compiled G. Muhwahwa Following an application for upscaling filed with the Chimanimani rural district council, SOCNET was invited to the Environmental and Social services meeting held on the 4th of December in the district council boardroom. Present were council officials from the environment and social services department.These include the Chairperson …

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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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Citizens’ inclusion on resource governance-a legacy towards vision 2030

By Sophia Takuva The colonial era has marginalised the indigenous people in African from the riches of their land. The echoes of exploitation reverberate within our current democratic dispensation, ratcheting up tensions around land and resources. Although our mineral wealth is now theoretically shared by all, the realities of exclusion remain unchanged. …

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