Decriminalise gold possession: Miners

ZIMBABWE Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya has called on government to re-align mining laws to decriminalise the possession of gold to increase production by artisanal miners.Speaking at ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 November 2019


Granite miners face threat of closure

GRANITE producers are making frantic efforts to avoid a ban on exports to save their operations and jobs in the sector, businessdigest has learnt.President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tasked Industry minis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 October 2019


RBZ rejects gold miners' demand

ZIMBABWE is not in a position to liberalise domestic gold marketing and buying as this will negatively affect the flow of foreign currency into the economy, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy gover...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


Miners urge Fidelity to review gold price

Small-scale gold producers in Masvingo province have welcomed the recent price increase of the yellow metal on the world market and pleaded with Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) to localise the in...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


Miners say 'use it or lose it' concept spot on

GOVERNMENT should expedite implementation of the "use it or lose it" concept as announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa so as to unlock new economic opportunity and create more jobs, small scale min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2019


Miners object EPOs introduction

Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF), the umbrella body representing small-scale miners, is opposing applications for Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPOs) made by 11 local and international mining companie...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019


Miners want to import own fuel

ZIMBABWE Miners Federation (ZMF), the representative body of small-scale miners, says it is pushing for a licence to import fuel for onward distribution to its members to ensure continuity of producti...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2019


Miners feared dead in mine shaft collapse

Some artisanal miners are feared dead after a mine shaft they were working in in Shurugwi collapsed at the weekend. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Wonderer Mine, one of the oldest mine...

By staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019


Fuel shortage hits small-scale miners

THE Zimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) says the prevailing fuel shortage has significantly crippled small-scale mining operations as most of its members use diesel. Zimbabwe has been experiencing fuel ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018


Relief for small-scale miners

Government has scrapped consultation fees for small-scale miners to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment certificates. The Environmental Management Agency has since designed an Environmental Managem...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018


Large-scale gold miners in scam

Government has threatened to descend heavily on large-scale gold mining companies that are reportedly under declaring their gold output. Some of the primary producers are understood to be selling thei...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018


30 000 artisanal miners register to regularise operations

ONLY 30 000 of the estimated 1,5 million artisanal and small-scale miners have regularised their operations owing to high levies charged by government, Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta R...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2018


Govt gets tough on reckless chrome miners

THE Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has put chrome miners under close watch following concerns over mushrooming of highway operations that threaten roads and pose risks to humans and animals....

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


Small-scale miners mainstay of gold production

Small-scale gold miners have been described as the mainstay of gold production in Zimbabwe and should be protected if the country's economy is to fully recover.The contribution of small-scale miners c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Formulate environment policy to control small-scale miners

AN environmental and cultural rights lawyer has called for a proper and clear policy framework that can enable small-scale miners to operate without harming the environment while contributing to the e...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018


Small-scale miners receive a major boost

At least 90 plus small scale miners are set to benefit through the opening of Bubi Gold Service Centre in Matabeleland NorthZimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) spokesperson, Dosman Mangisi said the sett...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018


Cheers for small scale miners

GOVERNMENT has finalised effecting amendments to the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, which will see small scale miners getting recognition at law, as Government steps up efforts to grow the sector ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 July 2018


Good times for chrome miners

Small-scale miners who account for a larger part of Zimbabwe's ferrochrome producers should more than double their production if they are to fully utilise the $1 billion stainless steel plant set to b...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018


Small miners seek partnerships

Small scale gold miners say they are keen to partner big miners and benefit from technology transfer as part of their capacity building programme to improve mining systems.The bond between the big min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018


Moti, Sakunda give small miners $50m

AFRICA Chrome Fields (ACF) owners, the Moti Group, and local fuel group Sakunda Holdings have partnered to fund a $50 million small-scale chrome miners support facility.Through a programme called Zimb...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018


Govt shelves mining fees for small scale miners

Small scale miners got a reprieve after Government temporarily shelved mining fees levied on them as part of efforts to formalise the sector and increase production.President Mnangagwa announced this ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 June 2018


NRZ pushing miners out of business

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is levying close to US$0,10 to move a tonne of freight per kilometre, nearly 300% more than other competing rail operators in the region, a key coal-mining comp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 June 2018

Mines requires $11 billion

The country's mining industry requires about $11 billion to ramp up production and sustain operations in the next five  years, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) said last week, as it projec...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 24 May 2018


Lack of exploration unsettles Zim govt, miners

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over lack of investment into exploration in mining amid palpable fears that without new mineral discoveries, the future of the sector was uncertain and unsustainable.Min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 May 2018


A boost for small-scale miners

The private sector has begun complementing Government's ambitious plan to establish service centres for small-scale gold miners across the country, with a local firm - Small-Scale Mining Supplies - co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 May 2018

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