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Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends

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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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 20, 2019 at 14:36 — No Comments

Gwanda Community Share Ownership Trust: Interesting Facts And Figures

Opening Zimbabwe for…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 — No Comments

Devolution can lift resource rich communities

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2019 at 1:59 — No Comments

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

Government is on the…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 14, 2019 at 15:38 — No Comments

Diamonds Should Sparkle In The Fight Against Inequality

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 7, 2019 at 10:57 — No Comments

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

Introduction

The 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…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 17, 2018 at 11:34 — 1 Comment

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 24, 2018 at 15:50 — No Comments

SONA: Do I Smell A Breath of Fresh Air on Mineral Resource Governance Reforms?

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A country that is endowed with diverse and significant mineral wealth is crippled…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on September 25, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tax Incentives Can Puncture Efforts To Revamp Service Delivery

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on September 19, 2018 at 10:42 — No Comments

Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 9, 2018 at 7:14 — No Comments

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

This article was originally featured in the Business Weekly

Introduction

Led by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 4, 2018 at 13:27 — No Comments

$5 Million Payment to Marange-Zimunya Trust: What We Need To Know

This article was original featured in the business weekly

After a false start, for Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (CSOT), can the $5 million payment received from the Zimbabwe Diamond Consolidated (ZCDC) herald a new beginning for local…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 25, 2018 at 15:58 — No Comments

Mutoko Warms Up To Africa Mining Vision

Concerned that the community in Mutoko is unhinged from the main economic activity in their locality, black granite mining, Mutoko Rural District Council (MRDC) supported by The Civic Forum on Human Development (CFHD), Silveira House and Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organised a district alternative mining indaba. The indaba was held at Nyamakwere hotel, Mutoko centre from 13 to 15 June 2018.

Participants comprised of mining affected communities, Community Based…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 18, 2018 at 18:02 — No Comments

Should We Cebrate Govt-Zimplats Platinum Deal or Worry?

On 6 June 2018, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Zimplats) publicly announced that it has amicable resolved a six-year long dispute with government which was seeking to compulsorily acquire part of its mining claims measuring 27,948 hectares. This dispute was pending in the courts of Zimbabwe.

Consequently, Zimplats…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 10, 2018 at 11:25 — No Comments

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Under ZCDC

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2018 at 7:32 — No Comments

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