Articles tagged 'rio tinto'

Rio Tinto sued over $144k phone bill 26 November 2018 HARARE - Telone (Private) Limited has dragged Rio Tinto Zimbabwe Limited to the High Court after the mining company reportedly failed to pay a $144 000 telephone and rent bill. According to court papers, Rio Tinto applied for telephone services for its Kadoma Eiffel Flats branch from TelOne. ...
Murowa mine 'scandal' deepens 13 June 2016 HARARE - Controversy continues to dog Rio Tinto's disposal of its 78 percent shareholding in Murowa Diamonds, amid fresh claims that the mine was sold for a song under suspicious circumstances to a Virgin Islands-registered company, RZ Murowa Holdings, in contravention of Zimbabwe's laws. When...
ZSE probes Murowa sale 17 May 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) says it is investigating Rio Tinto's disposal of its shareholding in Murowa Diamonds to a foreign firm amid allegations that local listing rules were violated. This comes as government also recently indicated that it was seized with the matter after i...
Murowa to resume operations 20 May 2015 HARARE - Murowa Diamonds (Murowa) is expected to resume full scale mining operations in a few weeks' time after it has finalised contracts of companies subcontracted to do work at the mine, deputy Mines minister Fred Moyo has said. This comes as concerns were raised by Senate last week over th...
Rio, Russians query Zim diamond mines merger 18 March 2015 HARARE – Rio Tinto (Rio) and Russia's DTZ Ozgeo are yet to agree on Zimbabwe's mandatory merger of diamond firms, with the two seeking clarity on the proposal. This comes as a week ago, Mines minister Walter Chidakwa told Parliament that government will consolidate all seven diamond mining fir...
Murowa 2014 diamond output up 7pc 23 January 2015 HARARE - Global miner Rio Tinto says production at its Zimbabwe-based Murowa Diamonds (Murowa) went up seven percent to 344 000 carats in the year to December 2014 from 322 000 carats produced prior year. It said the performance is on the back of improved throughput and grades, and increased o...
Aisam relieves memories 6 September 2014 HARARE - Erick Aisam has fond memories of his glittering carrier with Dynamos in which he won several silverware such as the league title, Champion of Champions Cup, Netbrew Cup and Lions Shield. His rise was meteoric and sensational. Aisam came through the Dynamos ranks from the juniors where...
Murowa Diamonds production up 16 February 2014 HARARE - Global mining group Rio Tinto(‘s) Zimbabwe-based Murowa Diamonds (Murowa)’s production increased by three percent to 322 000 carats in 2013. Murowa’s fourth-quarter production stood at 105 000 carats, a seven percent increase compared with the same quarter in 2012. In June last yea...
Zulu was denied opportunity to play for Man U 14 September 2013 HARARE – Ten-time Zimbabwe Soccer Star of the Year finalist Joseph Zulu still bears emotional scars of his failure to honour a one-month trial call-up by British football giants Manchester United. The year was 1979 when the then high-riding attacking midfielder was invited for a trial stint at...
Mine closes as workers' wives strike 16 January 2013 MASVINGO - Masvingo's biggest gold producer, Rio Tinto s Renco Mine, has been forced to halt operations after workers wives staged a strike and blocked their husbands from going to work. The irate wives said they were angered by Rio Zimbabwe s failure to increase salaries as well as pay last year...