Chief Executive Officer Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) 35-37 Casham Avenue Borrowdale Harare Zimbabwe 29th December 2020 RE: OPEN LETTER ON THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN MARANGE We are greatly concerned with the violation of children’s rights especially the impact that violation of the right …Read More »
Case Alert! High Court of Zimbabwe orders Chitungwiza Municipality to upgrade its water treatment plants and sewer systems
18 December 2020 JUST IN: High Court of Zimbabwe orders Chitungwiza Municipality to upgrade its water treatment plants and sewer systems High Court of Zimbabwe Justice Mangota on Thursday 17 December 2020 granted an order in an application filed by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association as an Applicant for public interest …Read More »
Title: Development of infographicson the open government approach, a culture of governance based on innovative and sustainable policies and practices inspired by the principles of Transparency, Accountability, and Participation that fosters democracy and inclusive growth. Deadline:13 December 2020 1.0 Background and introduction The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a …Read More »
Due date: 15 December 2020 About Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) ZELA is a public interest environmental law association. The organisation, is looking for two lawyers to join the team as Bertha Justice Fellows in January 2021. To work across the range of programmes including Extractive Industries and Mining, Responsible …Read More »
The 2021 Pre Budget-Strategy Paper: Are There any Hopes of Advancing Mining Sector Transparency Reforms?
19 October 2020 Introduction The government of Zimbabwe has started processes to develop the 2021 National Budget. Last week, two important 2021 budget formulation milestones were achieved namely; Public Hearings on the 2021 Budget and the release of the 2021 Pre Budget-Strategy Paper. The 2021 Pre Budget Strategy paper themed, …Read More »
ZELA Press Statement: Slow pace of search, rescue and recovery efforts for trapped Task Mine artisanal miners disturbing
Date of Issue: 26 September 2020 Harare- The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) notes with concern the slow and poorly coordinated search, rescue or recovery efforts of five artisanal miners trapped underground at Task Mine in Chegutu. This disaster follows several others in the last two years that claimed young …Read More »
Call for Consultancy: Development of a position paper on transparency reforms in the mining sector in Zimbabwe.
Background The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization working on the promotion of environmental justice in Southern Africa through sustainable and equitable utilization of natural resources and environmental protection. ZELA is implementing a project focused on Strengthening Mining Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Zimbabwe. …Read More »
The impact of COVID-19 on the extractives sector: Amplifying community voices in fighting inequality and mining related injustices Dated: 15 August 2020 On the15th of August 2020, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association(ZELA), Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development(ZIMCODD) and the Zimbabwe Council of Churches(ZCC) brought together more than 50 participants …Read More »
Background and Introduction Deadline: 22 July 2020 Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) intends to carry out a study a research study on Local Open Contracting for Local Authorities. The motivation to carry out this research emanates from ZELA’s long standing work on tracking recommendations of the Office of the Auditor …Read More »
The Chivi DAMI Declaration: Amplifying community voices in fighting mining related injustices and inequalities
Dated: 29 June 2020 On the23rd of May 2019, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development and the Zimbabwe Council of Churches brought together more than 100 community members drawn from Sese Village of Chivi, local leaders, faith-based organisations and civil society organisations who gathered at the …Read More »