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ZELA Press Statement: Sustaining all life on earth

Harare– The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) would like to join the rest of the world in commemorating the World Wildlife Day (WWD). On the 20th of December 2013,the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session declared March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness …

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KP CSC Opening Statement at the Mano River Union Regional Meeting Freetown, Sierra Leone (Family Kingdom Hotel)

25 February 2020 Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hon Foday Rado Yokie EU Ambassador to SL, Mr Tom Vens MRU Deputy Secretary General, Dr Abubakarr Tarawalie GIZ Project Coordinator Mr Patric Makua WDC Executive Director, Elodie Daguzan Chair of WGAAP, Mr Maurice Miema Ladies and gentlemen good morning. Introduction …

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The Parliament of Zimbabwe signs MOU with ZELA

Harare-The Parliament of Zimbabwe has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), an official partnership that will see the latter contributing effectively to the Parliament’s key functions that include legislative, representative and oversight. ZELA is a premier public interest environmental law organisation which seeks to …

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Transparent governance of the extractives sector critical-Mtisi

By Clarity Sibanda-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Zimbabwe is facing political turmoil, intolerance and human rights violations. By most economic indicators, poverty levels continue increasing and this has been exacerbated by drought. The Southern African country prides itself of vast mineral deposits but many questions have been raised on why the …

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE 11TH ALTERNATIVE MINING INDABA

P O Box 2296 CAPE TOWN 8000 Fax : +27-21-424 9564 Email : admin@ejn.org.za 11th Alternative Mining Indaba 3-5 February 2020, Cape Town, South Africa Preamble: 1.1.   We, the over 400 delegates at the 11th Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) drawn from 33 countries and comprising representatives of civil society organisations, community …

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Wetlands vital in protecting our biodiversity

WORLD WETLANDS DAY [2nd February 2020] Theme: Wetlands and Biodiversity The World Wetlands Day celebrated on the 2nd February of every year marks the date for the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in the Iranian City of Ramsar on the same day in 1971. The Ramsar Convention …

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2020 Message from ZELA’s Executive Director

ZELA’s Executive Director, Mutuso Dhliwayo Dear Partners, Colleagues and StakeholdersThis is to notify you that the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is officially back in office after a well-deserved break. It is a New Year, a new chapter, a new decade, but be that as it may be, our mission …

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