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

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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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 30, 2019 at 8:57 — No Comments

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

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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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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 30, 2019 at 8:53 — No Comments

Why Zimbabwe Must Join The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Introduction

Recently, 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…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 3, 2019 at 15:53 — No Comments

Impact Assessment Of Buying Gold On No Questions Asked Basis

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on August 16, 2019 at 15:29 — No Comments

Talking Points on Platinum Symposium

Introduction

For 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…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 1, 2019 at 13:57 — No Comments

Steps To Curb Short Circuiting of Mining Fiscal Linkages

Zimbabwe’s socio-economic…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 27, 2019 at 7:19 — No Comments

Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends

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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

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