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Righting the Wrongs In Zimbabwe’s Mineral Resource Governance: The Zimbabwe I Envision

By Lincen Masarirambi INTRODUCTION Despite having a rich natural resource base, Zimbabwe is struggling to harness its resources and achieve development. Natural resources have fuelled conflict and filled the pockets of political leaders more than they have benefited the population in post-colonial Zimbabwe. Furthermore, sustainable development has been affected by …

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Creating harmony in extractive mining industries

By Fadzaishe Chikomba Mineral resource governance is fast becoming a topical issue in Zimbabwe, this has been caused by the realization that the communities are not benefiting from their mineral resources. There is also not much in site to give hope that there’s going to be an improvement as far …

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Domboshava- A Tale of Mixed Fortunes

Compiled by Tonderai Murape Domboshava lies 30 km north east of the capital Harare,it falls under the Goromonzi Rural District Council. Administratively it’s also known as Goromonzi West.it is comprised of 8 wards of a mixed settlement that is rural community, per-urban residential, commercial farms, high and low density residential …

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PEPs – an asset or a liability to benefit sharing?

Compiled by Kudakwashe Makanda The continued suffering of mining communities has also been attributed to the role played by Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). This is largely due to the fact that PEPs generally present a higher risk for potential involvement in bribery and corruption by virtue of their position and …

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