Articles tagged 'pollution'

Rust found in Harare groundwater 28 March 2017 HARARE - While groundwater tested in 28 boreholes from 30 of Harare's suburbs is clear of cholera-causing E.Coli bacteria, some of the water is highly acidic and contains rust from rotten plumbing equipment. Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC) chairperson Endy Mhlanga said the assessme...
HCC waste management threatens residents 27 March 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC)'s failure to collect garbage and its poor waste management record could pose a potential health risk to residents, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) said. Ema's education officer Liberty Mugadza told the Daily News last week that the current model of ...
Harare shockingly dirty, polluted: Environment minister 24 October 2016 HARARE - Shocking levels of pollution in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have seen the city degrade into one of the dirtiest cities in the world, Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said. Muchinguri-Kashiri — who also lashed out at officials for illegally settling people on wetlands — ex...
Govt plans levy on kaylites 7 July 2016 HARARE - Beverage companies could soon pay a recycling levy on pets and kaylites as government moves to curb post-consumer waste, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has said. Ema held a second consultative meeting with beverage companies on Tuesday to work on modalities of how a recycli...
Zimasco pollution "killing" Kwekwe 29 June 2016 HARARE - Chinese-owned Zimasco (Private) Limited is facing serious government censure after a State-sanctioned probe has unearthed serious environmental damage at its Kwekwe plant, the Daily News can reveal. The development not only comes as President Robert Mugabe has attacked the ethical con...
Mining companies frustrate Ema 9 June 2016 MUTARE - Mining companies in Marange have been a thorn in the flesh for environment pollution regulators as they are usually uncooperative while delays by police in issuing clearance letters have also compounded the problem, a senior Environmental Management Agency (Ema) official has revealed. ...
Marange mining firms sued over pollution 21 June 2015 HARARE - Five Marange residents have dragged three diamond mining firms based in that area to court, accusing the companies of discharging human waste and other chemicals in nearby rivers. The residents: Zakeu Nhachi, Rosemary Maruwa Jena, Elias Matsveruka, Mayimboti Mayimboti and Isaac Ziwenj...
Water pollution: Govt acts 18 May 2014 HARARE - With pollution of the environment and water bodies across Zimbabwe at its peak, government has set a June 30 deadline for all polluters to shape up or ship out. At a recent inter-ministerial meeting on pollution, minister of Local Government Public Works and Urban Development Ignatius...