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Mukasiri Sibanda
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Frieda Amuela favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Devolution can lift resource rich communities
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Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends

IntroductionSeven executive managers of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) were fired by the board on Friday 17 May 2019.  ZCDC is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). The entity was created in 2015 and started operations in 2016 after seven diamond mining companies were booted out in the name of bringing transparency and accountability to murky Marange diamond mining activities.The dismissal according the board, was necessitated by the…See More
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May 15
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Return of Anjin To Marange Diamond Fields: the blindside of Zimbabwe is open for business agenda

Government is on the overdrive to attract investment to stimulate desperately needed socio- economic development. Since Zimbabwe is endowed with huge mineral wealth, mining is the heart beat of the “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra.By nature, mining is a capital-intensive business. Attracting investments, therefore, is critical to turn mineral wealth into modern schools, hospitals, roads and water infrastructure. Care must be taken, however, to choose investors that do not swindle citizens…See More
Feb 14
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

Diamonds Should Sparkle In The Fight Against Inequality

With roughly $15 billion allegedly lost from Marange diamonds, the opportunity to fight inequality through domestic resource mobilisation was possible squandered. All is not lost though. This undesirable situation can be reversed in the quest to fight inequality.  Government, therefore, must immediately adopt the following measures to ensure that diamonds champion the fight against inequality in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) must give 10% equity to Marange-Zimunya…See More
Feb 12
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Diamonds Should Sparkle In The Fight Against Inequality

With roughly $15 billion allegedly lost from Marange diamonds, the opportunity to fight inequality through domestic resource mobilisation was possible squandered. All is not lost though. This undesirable situation can be reversed in the quest to fight inequality.  Government, therefore, must immediately adopt the following measures to ensure that diamonds champion the fight against inequality in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) must give 10% equity to Marange-Zimunya…See More
Feb 7
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Small Scale Gold Custom Millers Demand Urgent Ease Of Doing Business Reforms

IntroductionZimbabwe is open for business. A mantra that the President seizes every opportunity to tell, to rebrand and prime the country for economic growth that delivers jobs and quality service delivery – an upper middle income by 2030. But, how open is Zimbabwe for business?To explore this question and to perhaps proffer alternative policy and practice reforms for making a point that charity begins at home on ease of doing business reforms, attention is paid to artisanal and small-scale…See More
Dec 17, 2018
Cynthia Simkonda favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Is The 2019 National Budget Foward-Looking On Resource Governance
Dec 5, 2018
Bazira Henry commented on Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post 'Auditor General’s Report: Accountability Issues For The Diamond Company'
"State Owned Enterprises on the African continent tend to have similar characteristics and behavior often operating with impunity and total disregard of expected or set standards. I was expecting ZCDC to explain the auditor queries and not just come…"
Nov 21, 2018
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Auditor General’s Report: Accountability Issues For The Diamond Company

IntroductionThe quest to bring improved transparency and accountability in the management of Marange diamonds – scandalously known for “missing $15 billion” birthed the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC). As the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), an organisation with solid interest in resource governance, we are compelled to sift the latest Auditor General’s report to have a better understanding of how well or bad is ZCDC managed for the benefit of all Zimbabweans.  After…See More
Nov 17, 2018
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue

IntroductionThe harsh socio-economic environment prevailing in the country underscores the importance fighting the resource curse. A mineral rich country, endowed with world class mineral assets, platinum and chrome deposits which rank second best in the world after South Africa, is ravished by cholera. A medieval disease. Revenue generated by government is consumed by recurrent expenditure. leaving little resources to invest in health, education, clean and portable water. These struggles…See More
Oct 30, 2018
Rosemary (Rosie) Chabva commented on Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post 'Mining Nuggets Of Wisdom From An Artisanal Miner'
"Great work Mukasiri. It’s encouraging to see that work is being done to formalise the ASM sector which has been operating along large scale mining in Zimbabwe for as long as I can remember."
Oct 25, 2018
Rosemary (Rosie) Chabva favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Mining Nuggets Of Wisdom From An Artisanal Miner
Oct 25, 2018
Rosemary (Rosie) Chabva favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Mining Nuggets Of Wisdom From An Artisanal Miner
Oct 25, 2018
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue

IntroductionThe harsh socio-economic environment prevailing in the country underscores the importance fighting the resource curse. A mineral rich country, endowed with world class mineral assets, platinum and chrome deposits which rank second best in the world after South Africa, is ravished by cholera. A medieval disease. Revenue generated by government is consumed by recurrent expenditure. leaving little resources to invest in health, education, clean and portable water. These struggles…See More
Oct 24, 2018
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

Mining Nuggets Of Wisdom From An Artisanal Miner

Introduction According to the Africa Mining Vison (AMV), Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is an integral part of mining.  The sector is critical for optimal exploitation of mineral resources because some deposits are not economically viable for large scale mining. Nuggets of development wisdom that can be mined from Mrs Ncube, a determined small-scale miner from Bubi district helps to explain why ASM sector is viewed positively by AMV. Mrs Ncube’s lived realities shows that the ASM sector…See More
Oct 23, 2018

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Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://www.zela.org
Job Title
Economic Governance Officer
About My Work
I am strongly invested in mineral resource governance, transparency and accountability, fighting hard to ensure communities get a fair share of benefit from the exploitation of resources in their locality
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 14:36 0 Comments

Introduction

Seven executive managers of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) were fired by the board on Friday 17 May 2019.  ZCDC is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). The entity was created in 2015 and started operations in 2016 after seven diamond mining companies were booted out in the name of bringing transparency and accountability to murky Marange diamond mining activities.

The dismissal according the…

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At 17:44 on October 28, 2017, Jasmin Blessing said…

Dear Mukasiri,

I am Goxi's Communications Facilitator. I  really liked your latest blog and would be really interested in featuring your recent blog at one of our events.  Would you be interested? Do you have a private email address so that I can provide you with more information? 

 
 
 

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