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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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Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Violence in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector Action Points

STOP THE MACHETE! A stitch in time saves nine WE, the 45 citizens of the Republic of Zimbabwe drawn from mining impacted communities, civil society organizations, parliament of Zimbabwe, artisanal and small-scale miners, captains of industry, the media fraternity and government officials gathered at the Holiday Inn-Hotel in Harare on …

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ZELA Press Release-Stop the Machete!

MULTISTAKEHOLDER CONVENING ON VIOLENCE IN THE ARTISANAL & SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING SECTOR (17/01/2020) Stop the Machete! For immediate release Harare, 16/01/2020- The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) with support from the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) will tomorrow host a one-day multi-stakeholder conference to discuss the attention-grabbing spate of …

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