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


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…


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

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue


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?


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


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

Tax Incentives Can Puncture Efforts To Revamp Service Delivery


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

Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining


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


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.



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…


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…


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…


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

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Under ZCDC


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

Anjin Return: An Acid Test For The New Dispensation


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on April 23, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Analysis of the 2018 monetary policy statement: a focus on mineral export incentives

  • RBZ’s export incentives from 05 May 2016 to 31 December 2017 sterilised mineral royalty revenue by a discounting factor of nearly 86%. This obviously hurts the government’s desire to create fiscal space, when revenue generation is constricted my toxic incentives

Themed “Enhancing financial stabilisation to promote business confidence” is the 2018 monetary policy…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 13, 2018 at 14:27 — No Comments

2017 Annual State of the ASM Sector and 2018 Outlook


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on January 8, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments


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