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the overlapping issues of democracy, resource extraction, human rights, and sustainable development. Zimbabwe, like other nations in Africa, is rich in variety of minerals but the blessings of this natural wealth have neither percolated up nor gravitated down to benefit the people of Zimbabwe.
The mining industry is largely governed by the Mines and Minerals Act although it is subject to other regulations like any other business in Zimbabwe. The mining industry falls under Ministry of Mines. Other laws include Mineral Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe Act
Nov 09, 2011 28 Finance Minister Tendai Biti has stressed the need for the countrys mining laws to be overhauled so that there is greater transparency in the operations of the industry. Militarised diamond mining and trading at Marange has resulted in loss of life, human rights abuses, corrupt practices and the enrichment of a privileged and powerful ...
Three Chinese companies - Sam Pas Sino Zimbabwe, Anjin Invetsments, and Jinan licensed to extract Marange diamonds. In 2016, former President Robert Mugabe announced that the diamond mining firms had robbed Zimbabwe of more than US 15 billion in potential revenues. Time to
Sep 21, 2010 Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he and his colleagues in the unity government must continue to rebuild the country, despite difficulties and slow progress towards democracy
Jun 21, 2018 Wage theft and other forms of economic injustice are among the major factors holding Zimbabwe back from a democratic transition, says Imani Countess, Africa regional program director for the Solidarity Center. Countess spoke at a recent panel discussion in Washington, D.C., Assessing Zimbabwes Election and Prospects for a Democratic Transition, organized by the National
Jun 18, 2014 Mangongera Well, I often say to democracy actors in Zimbabwe who are thinking about possible positive actions that can be taken in the future in terms of security sector reform, I think that theres a professional cadre which is below or in the lower ranks of the military command which just wants to do its job and is committed to ...
The Lock the Gate movement, by taking on the mission of restoring accountability to the way that governments deal with the mining industry has necessarily positioned itself at the cutting edge of an emerging national pro-democracy and anti-corruption movement. Democracy was hard won over many centuries and can never be assumed to thrive merely because of the presence of a
May 07, 2021 ON April 20, 2021, Zimbabwes National Assembly the Lower Chamber passed the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No. 2 Bill by a two-thirds majority vote of 191 to 22 Members of Parliament. On May 4, 2021, this legislation went through its third and final reading in the Senate the Upper Chamber where it was passed by a two-thirds ...
Jan 25, 2021 The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative EITI, founded in 2003, was formed as a tool to improve and promote transparency in the oil and gas, and mining sectors, respectively. It was primarily designed to overcome the challenge of revenues in the extractive industries being diverted for unproductive purposes and therefore not being ...
Jan 10, 2020 Zimbabwe is working well only for a few, while the rest are suffering. Tobacco farmers have done well, but not maize and wheat farmers. The mining sector faces the problem of prices being decided by buyers and not sellers. The manufacturing industries have shrunk to about 34 of capacity.
Feb 15, 2021 There are various active companies listed on the Zimbabwe stock exchange from various sectors of the economy including mining, agriculture, tourism services and manufacturing. Procedure. An investor who wants to buy shares has to go through a stock broker. The list of registered brokers is found on the ZSE website.
Using data collection methods inspired by phenomenological study, this paper discusses if EIA processes by a gold mining company had mainstreamed or marooned access rights which are the cornerstone of environmental democracy. While the Zimbabwes EIA policy is applauded for covertly mainstreaming environmental democracy, research ...
May 14, 2008 The election gave Mugabes Zimbabwe African National Union ZANU a parliamentary majority, but Zimbabwe had an independent judicial system and a
Jun 01, 2017 The mining industry of today has a lot to learn from pre-colonial Great Zimbabwe and all colonial mining prospecting has to acknowledge that it was guided by pre-colonial workings. Disappointing is the fact that modern day Zimbabwe has dismally failed to ride on this great mining
Jun 25, 2013 There are number of diamond mining companies operating in Zimbabwe which include River Ranch, Murowa Diamonds, Mbada Diamonds, Anjin, Marange Resources and Diamond Mining Company DMC.
Apr 06, 2018 As Zimbabwes economy continues to falter, Chinese-owned mining companies offer employment for Zimbabweans, but the economic boost is accompanied by environmental and safety problems. The companies quarry-mining practices leave choking dust and unattended mining pits and have even led to deaths.
Mar 15, 2012 The human rights organization Global Witness called the decision shocking . Watch the full story of the Marketplace Africas team inside Marange diamond fields at
Jun 19, 2014 There are many forces that potentially undermine democracy for Australia, including concentrations of media ownership, compulsory not free trade agreements and more specifically the way in which the mining industry has embedded itself deeply within our political culture.
Jun 21, 2018 The problem with Zimbabwe is that you had all these companies that were given licenses to do diamond mining in Zimbabwe. Some of them were Chinese, with another stake often given to the Zimbabwean government nominally, but the reality was it
However, corporate governance practice in Zimbabwe is regulated by the Companies Act, Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Act as well as rules of various other professional bodies. This article provides an insight into the current practice of corporate governance in Zimbabwe and
Jul 19, 2021 Democracy in Africa has come under considerable pressure over the last decade. Satisfaction with the way that democracy is performing has fallen. This is in part due to a decline in public confidence in the quality of elections how free, fair and credible they are. We argue that this has only had a modest impact on support for the principle ...
Apr 10, 2020 Open Democracy Home Page ... There is no evidence to suggest diamonds have depleted in Marange. ... economic analyst Victor Bhoroma said that the diamond mining industry in Zimbabwe could be ...
Nov 03, 2011 Illegal diamond mining in the rich diamond area of Marange in Zimbabwe is more widespread than has been previously reported, my two-month
Dec 12, 2017 The reform of Zimbabwes security sector and murky mining industry is closely linked to the prospects of this vision. While it is for Zimbabwes people to shape their political future, the international community and its companies have an important role
Zimbabwes economic and democratic silver linings . There are a number of silver linings for the Zimbabwean economy. Energy supply is likely to be boosted following the completion of the Kariba South Extension Plant in December 2017, one of the countrys key post-independence infrastructure projects.
mining industry reflect that for existing business where government does not have 51ownership, compliance with the Indigenization and Economic Policy should be through ensuring that the local content retained in Zimbabwe by such business is not less than 75 of gross value of the exploited resources.
ZIMBABWE is a host of 60 different types of minerals, 40 of which have been historically exploited to various extents. By Dumisani Nyoni However, production since 2000 has been dominated by about ten minerals which are gold, platinum, coal, nickel, chrome, diamonds, black granite, copper, silver, and asbestos. In 2019, total mining export receipts according
Jun 15, 2014 Mangongera Well, I often say to democracy actors in Zimbabwe who are thinking about possible positive actions that can be taken in the future in terms of security sector reform, I think that theres a professional cadre which is below or in the lower ranks of the military command which just wants to do its job and is committed to ...
It will, of course mean that there is a limitation on the centralization of power in both the political and economic fields. There was clear agreement that centralization and personalization of power by rulers has been a major obstacle to democracy in African countries Africas problem is unequivocally and fundamentally political. . . .
Sep 10, 2017 Zimbabwe Marange diamond fields firms captured by sinister spooks, state elites. Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe
Instead, there is a risk that diamonds are funding repression. Report Diamonds A Good Deal for Zimbabwe Several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwes controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police.
Dec 12, 2017 Without greater transparency and governance reform, real democratic progress may remain elusive. Reforming Zimbabwes partisan security sector and opaque mining industry will be key to determining whether the new president makes good on his promise of change.
Oct 11, 2019 Data on various payments made to government by major mining companies operating in Zimbabwe which are either registered or listed in EU, UK and Canada is already in the public domain. Such companies include Caledonias Blanket Mine which promotes tax revenue transparency because of Canadas Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act ESTMA.
Jun 06, 2014 About this Episode. In this episode of Democracy Ideas, Christopher Walker interviews Charles Mangongera about the militarization of Zimbabwes politics, state institutions, and economy, as well as how the militarys role may affect Zimbabwes prospects for democratic reform. Mr. Charles Mangongera is a Zimbabwean human rights and governance researcher who previously served as