Articles tagged 'chrome'

Govt moves to ban chrome exports 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is mulling a ban on the export of chrome as it looks to build internal refinery capacity, the Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidakwa has said. Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome production is expected to double to 300 000 tonnes this year after the government allocated chr...
Makwiro loses forests as miners ravage land 8 October 2017 HARARE - African sages say if a snake suddenly hurtles in front of you, it smacks of a bad omen. This was the case with a Daily News on Sunday crew that went on an ambitious exploratory sojourn in the mineral-rich Makwiro area of Mashonaland West Province recently; where indiscriminate chrome ...
Govt redistributing Zimasco chrome claims 16 June 2017 HARARE – Government has started re-distributing idle chrome mines surrendered by the Kwekwe-based Zimbabwe Iron and Smelting Company (Zimasco) amid indications that illegal miners who had occupied them would be evicted. Deputy Mines minister, Fred Moyo, on Wednesday said his ministry — which i...
Zim to ramp up chrome production 3 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is planning to export over 800 000 tonnes of chrome this year, following the country’s move to re-distribute land previously held by miners. Mines minister Walter Chidakwa yesterday said government was moving to re-allocate 21 170 hectares (ha) of land that once belonged to t...
Zimasco's environmental troubles far from over 16 September 2016 HARARE - Zimasco (Private) Limited’s troubles with the government are far from over as the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has confirmed a serious pollution scandal at its Midlands operations, which has badly affected surrounding communities such as Mbizo. This also comes as new informat...
Govt paves way for chrome exports 17 August 2015 HARARE - Government is set to gazette a Statutory Instrument (SI) legalising the lifting of the country's ban on chrome ore exports, a Cabinet minister has said. Mines minister Walter Chidakwa last week said his ministry was in the process of finalising the framework that was going to guide th...
Meikles plans $100m chrome mining investment 3 July 2014 HARARE - Meikles Limited (Meikles)' mining subsidiary Meikles Centar Mining (MCM) plans to invest $100 million in a chrome mining venture. This comes as MCM has acquired a 75 percent stake in an undisclosed company that owns chrome claims on the Great Dyke. The group's chairman John Moxon s...
Aussie miner in Zim chrome deal 8 January 2014 HARARE - Australia-based miner TPL Corporation (TPL) has been granted approval by the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (Zia) to acquire a 70 percent stake in African Chrome Fields Limited (ACFL). ACFL owns high-grade alluvial chrome deposits and a defunct processing plant located along the minera...