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Citizens’ 2022 Budget

15 October 2021 Introduction The National Budget consultation season is upon us again. The Finance and Economic Development Committee and the Expanded Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Committee have been conducting public consultations from the 11th to the 15th of October to solicit views from citizens on the 2022 National Budget. …

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Call for expression of interest to host a side session at the 10th edition Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba 2021

Theme: TBC Venue: Holiday Inn Bulawayo                                    Dates: 5 – 8 October 2021 Background The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) and Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development(ZIMCODD) (the Steering Committee) are seeking expressions of interest to host half day side sessions 10th  Edition of the Zimbabwe …

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ASM is here to stay, why not formalise it?

The small-scale miners’ gold delivery to Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) continues to surge with August figures showing that the sector delivered 1.91 tonnes while large miners delivered 1.03 tonnes. Despite the increased gold deliveries, the artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) are convinced that creating a conducive and appropriate legal …

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An anecdote of farmer- miner conflict

Compiled by Nobuhle T (Mabhikwa) Chikuni 10 September 2021 Agricultural activities provide employment and income for 60-70 percent of the population, supplies 60 percent of the raw materials required by the industrial sector and contributes 40 percent of total export earnings. The sector contributes approximately 17 percent to Zimbabwe’s Gross …

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Mine accidents in the ASM worrying-Committee on Mines

27 August 2021 The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development has raised concern over the increasing level of mining accidents especially in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. In its report issued after the fact-finding visits to areas affected by mining accidents, the Committee highlighted that since 2018, …

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