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Understanding violence in Artisanal Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Drivers, Implications and Key Options

By Mukasiri Sibanda-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Amid socio-economic malaise facing Zimbabwe, mining is the only remaining silver lining. The sector underpins the country’s socio-economic growth prospects. Gold which is expected to contribute US$4 billion, a third of the anticipated US$12 billion earnings from mining by 2023, undoubtedly, is strategic to the …

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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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Unki Mine undertakes the global certification program

Fadzai Lydia Midzi-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The resource rich Southern African country, Zimbabwe has managed to attract new mining sector investors and for several communities, their wish is to see the good investment climate contributing to  economic recovery. Several companies have shown interest to invest in the Southern African country …

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International Climate Change negotiations should address Zimbabwe pressing demands

Rodrick Moyo-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Introduction In a bid to address climate change, Zimbabwe committed to be an active party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through recognizing the convention’s founding principles which include protecting the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations …

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Does the 2020 National Budget have mining fiscal scaffolds?

By Mukasiri Sibanda (Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association) Soft landing into the budget analysis A few days after the release of the 2020 National Budget Statement, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) received an invitation from the Clerk of Parliament, to share its insights from a mineral resource governance perspective. The …

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