Articles tagged 'mines'

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 ...
Chidakwa's job on the line 7 June 2016 HARARE - Mines minister Walter Chidakwa is facing a major battle for his political career after it was revealed yesterday that Zanu PF hawks want his head on the chopping block for lying to President Robert Mugabe, the party and the nation about missing diamond revenue to the staggering tune of $...
Zim to seize unused mines 18 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe plans to seize unused mines and hand them to productive local and international miners, the country's Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa said. He said government would repossess the non-productive miners' claims. “Those fortunate enough to have these claims must use them. Let...
Mine CEOs 'paid 199 times more than workers' 9 March 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Platinum mining companies are paying their chief executive officers 199 times more than they are paying mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu ) said. “The CEO of Lonmin, Ben Magara, was paid R6 million; Impala paid its former CEO, David Brown, ...
We are being neglected: Mining communities 11 September 2013 HARARE - Mining communities around Zimbabwe are crying foul over lack of development in their areas despite rich pickings by mining companies. Shamiso Mtisi, the programmes officer with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (Zela), yesterday told delegates attending a two-day alternative ...
Mines not cash machines 24 May 2013 HARARE - This week, Australian mining tycoon and one of the country s richest persons Gina Rinehart accused her government of using the mining industry as an ATM. What few seem to properly understand even people in government is that miners and other resources industries aren t just ATMs (cash ma...
Zim to revisit mines' foreign-ownership laws 20 May 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe will look to revisit laws that restrict foreign ownership of mining licences in the next two to three months, but will not seize mine assets from foreign investors, Mines deputy minister Gift Chimanikire has said. A review of the current so-called indigenisation law will take pl...