Articles tagged 'chidhakwa'

Missing $15 billion haunts minister 1 January 2018 HARARE – Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu, who superintended over the Mining ministry during the heydays of harvesting diamonds from the gems-rich Chiadzwa fields is to be hauled before Parliament to explain the alleged missing $15 billion worth of the precious stones — as the government hunts f...
Minerals revenue rises 20 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's mining industry revenue is set to reach $3 billion this year, from $2 billion in 2016, as revenues from chrome mines whose exports had been previously banned consolidates sharp rises in other metals, Mines minister Walter Chidakwa has said. The minister revealed this as off...
Govt looks to inject $15m to revive SMM 13 May 2017 HARARE - Government will soon inject $15 million into the resuscitation of Shabanie Mashaba Mines (SMM), Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidakwa has said. This comes after government secured asbestos markets in Russia and Kazakhstan. Chidakwa told the Senate on Thursday a gove...
Govt expropriates Zim Alloys land 4 February 2017 HARARE - Government has expropriated half of Zim Alloys' land for distribution to small-scale indigenous players in the chrome mining industry. Mines minister Walter Chidakwa said while the discussions had been “tough and full of problems” the former Anglo-American subsidiary chrome miner was ...
'Govt finalising ZimAlloys land acquisition' 19 December 2016 HARARE - Government is in the process of concluding the process of acquiring 22 000 hectares (ha) of land claims from ferrochrome producer, Zimbabwe Alloys (ZimAlloys), in order to “open the sector up to new miners” a Cabinet minister said. Mines minister, Walter Chidakwa, last week told deleg...
Women demand more from mining companies 5 September 2016 HARARE - Battles between mining companies, the municipalities that host them and affected local residents are now becoming bloody following the fatal shooting of gold panner Tafadzwa Lewani by Redwing Mine security guards in Penhalonga late last month. Women, who bear the brunt of the impact o...
Villagers want diamond miners back 2 April 2016 MUTARE - Despite the government's insistence on “cancelling the licences” of diamond miners in Marange, villagers say their lives had improved significantly in the past few years as the companies were contributing to community development. This follows the recent move by Mines minister Walter ...
'Chidakwa defied Court order' 3 March 2016 HARARE - Grandwell Holdings, which invested heavily in Mbada Diamonds (Private) Limited (Mbada), says Mines minister Walter Chidakwa should be dragged to court to explain why he failed to comply with a court order allowing the company back to the diamond mining site in Chiadzwa to secure its diam...
Shocking deaths at Chiadzwa 3 March 2016 MARANGE - At least 15 illegal diamond miners are feared dead after a red zone mine shaft they were working in collapsed as they attempted to flee a police raid late on Tuesday night. This puts to shame claims by under pressure Mines minister Walter Chidakwa that chaos has not engulfed the Mara...
Zim to host mining indaba 27 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to host the sixth edition of the mining and infrastructure Indaba next month amid declining production in the sector. The conference — slated for October 8 to 10 — is expected to come up with solutions to help grow the sector after weak international prices, frequent p...
SRC appoints Zone VI management committee 19 September 2013 HARARE – The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has appointed a management committee whose mandate is to mobilise resources for the Team Zimbabwe ahead of the Zone VI Under-20 Youth Games. The Games have been set for Bulawayo and will be held in December next year. Zimbabwe is expected ...