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Mukasiri Sibanda
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Understanding Violence in Artisanal Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Drivers, Implications and Key Options

Amid socio-economic malaise facing Zimbabwe, mining is the only remaining silver lining. The sector underpins the country’s socio-economic growth prospects. Gold which is expected to contribute US$4 billion, a third of the anticipated US$12 billion earnings from mining by 2023, undoubtedly, is strategic to the country’s development agenda. Central to the growth of…See More
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Jan 11
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Hinge the 2020 National Budget on US$12 billion mining economy strategy

IntroductionAnchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address the stubborn challenges posed by inequality and poverty.…See More
Nov 6, 2019
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Oct 30, 2019
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Why Zimbabwe Must Join The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

IntroductionRecently, the government of Zimbabwe reignited its interest to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the 2019 National Budget Statement. A step in the right direction. But it is important to note that since 2011, government repeatedly expressed interest to join EITI or to resuscitate the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency…See More
Oct 16, 2019
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Oct 3, 2019
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A Constitutional Case For Mining Sector Transparency Reforms: Is EITI Only Route For Zimbabwe?

Government, since 2011, repeatedly made commitments to implement the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) or resuscitate its home-grown version, the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative (ZMRTI). EITI is regarded as a global best practice that promotes open and accountable governance of oil, gas and mineral sectors.Intentions by government to either implement EITI or revive ZMRTI have not resulted in any tangible transparency reforms in the mining sector. A temperature…See More
Sep 27, 2019
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A Constitutional Case For Mining Sector Transparency Reforms: Is EITI Only Route For Zimbabwe?

Government, since 2011, repeatedly made commitments to implement the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) or resuscitate its home-grown version, the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative (ZMRTI). EITI is regarded as a global best practice that promotes open and accountable governance of oil, gas and mineral sectors.Intentions by government to either implement EITI or revive ZMRTI have not resulted in any tangible transparency reforms in the mining sector. A temperature…See More
Sep 22, 2019
A blog post by Mukasiri Sibanda was featured

ANALYSIS | Taxes, indigenisation and transparency: How Mthuli’s new fiscal regime impacts on Zimbabwe mining

Open for business?Totemic. That is the word which perhaps aptly sums up the potential of Zimbabwe’s huge and diverse mineral wealth to propel the country’s socio-economic development agenda. Early this year, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mthuli Ncube, declared that mega mining deals worth US$8 billion have been sealed. It is anticipated that …See More
Aug 29, 2019
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Impact Assessment Of Buying Gold On No Questions Asked Basis

IntroductionTo funnel gold produced by artisanal miners into the formal market, Government introduced a policy to buy gold on no questions asked basis in 2014 through the National Budget Statement. A move designed to stop the arrest of artisanal gold miners whose activities are criminalised under the Mines and Minerals Act and the Gold Trade Act. It is illegal to prospect or mine any mineral without the requisite license under the Mines and Minerals Act. The Gold Trade Act makes it a criminal…See More
Aug 16, 2019
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ANALYSIS | Taxes, indigenisation and transparency: How Mthuli’s new fiscal regime impacts on Zimbabwe mining

Open for business?Totemic. That is the word which perhaps aptly sums up the potential of Zimbabwe’s huge and diverse mineral wealth to propel the country’s socio-economic development agenda. Early this year, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mthuli Ncube, declared that mega mining deals worth US$8 billion have been sealed. It is anticipated that …See More
Aug 15, 2019
Jason McSparren favorited Mukasiri Sibanda's blog post Talking Points on Platinum Symposium
Jun 4, 2019
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Jun 3, 2019
Mukasiri Sibanda posted a blog post

Talking Points on Platinum Symposium

IntroductionFor civil society working to influence policy and practice reforms tailored to strengthen linkages between mining and sustainable development, stakeholder engagement is a critical piece of the jigsaw puzzle. To gain a pulse feel of industry’s thinking concerning current and future of mining, the Zimbabwe Environmental law Association (ZELA) is participating at the Chamber of Mines’s 2019 Annual Mining Conference. Themed “Realizing Vision 2030 Through Resource Led Growth” the…See More
Jun 1, 2019
Mukasiri Sibanda favorited Vanessa Ushie's blog post New mining technologies and the fiscal space: ensuring shared value and sustainable development
May 31, 2019
Mukasiri Sibanda commented on Vanessa Ushie's blog post 'New mining technologies and the fiscal space: ensuring shared value and sustainable development'
"Great article. Thanks for sharing. Currently i am representing ZImbabwe Environmental Law Association at the Chamber of Mines Annual 2019 Mining Conference, one of the issues raised by platinum sector is adoption of modern technologies- automation…"
May 31, 2019

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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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Mukasiri Sibanda's Blog

Does the 2020 National Budget have mining fiscal scaffolds?

Posted on January 11, 2020 at 12:32 0 Comments

Soft landing into the budget analysis

A few days after the release of the 2020 National Budget Statement, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) received an invitation from the clerk of Parliament, to share its insights from a mineral resource governance lens. The mining sector’s economic footprint has been growing over the years. Its significant contribution though has been magnified by shaky performance of other economic sectors – agriculture and…

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Understanding Violence in Artisanal Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Drivers, Implications and Key Options

Posted on January 11, 2020 at 12:28 0 Comments

Amid socio-economic malaise facing Zimbabwe, mining is the only remaining silver lining. The sector underpins the country’s socio-economic growth prospects. Gold which is expected to contribute US$4 billion, a third of the anticipated US$12 billion earnings from mining by 2023, undoubtedly, is strategic to the country’s development agenda. Central to the growth of…

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Demanding Accountability is not a walk in the park: Personal struggles uploaded

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 8:57 0 Comments

Sometimes we want to bottle up the pressure. Giving up on our citizen agency when faced with several accountability hurdles appears to be an easy route to take. Yet, this is a struggle we cannot afford to give up. If we cannot do it for ourselves, then for our children’s sake, our backs must not be turned away. With this, I feel motivated to allow the public the opportunity to download one of my personal struggles. This instalment relates to getting a grade one place for my daughter in 2010…

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Hinge the 2020 National Budget on US$12 billion mining economy strategy

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 8:53 0 Comments

Introduction

Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address 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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