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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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ZELA Influencing Global processes

The story of how the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has managed to effectively defend communities and fight for environmental and social justice in Zimbabwe and at the global level has been told to several people willing to lend us their ear. So as I was flipping through the pages …

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2019 Midterm Budget Review: How Agile or Fragile Is the Mining Fiscal Transparency Reform Agenda?

2019 Midterm Budget Review: How Agile or Fragile Is the Mining Fiscal Transparency Reform Agenda? By Mukasiri Sibanda Introduction Totemic. That is the word which perhaps sums up aptly the potential of Zimbabwe’ huge and diverse mineral wealth to propel the country’s socio-economic development agenda. Early this year, the Minister of …

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FAMILIES FORCED OUT BY MINING IN ZIMBABWE

By Siobhan Curran Houses are cracking, rubble and waste is being dumped in the river and women are forced to walk longer distances for clean water – all for the extraction of granite. Yet the communities are not seeing the benefits of this lucrative business https://www.trocaire.org/news/bhr-mining-zimbabwe

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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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