Written by on June 6, 2019

The Zimbabwe Miners’ Federation says the joint training partnership with Bestfield Consulting will go a long way in improving safety and health in mines and curb unnecessary loss of life.

In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News ZMF Spokesperson Dosman Mangisi said the Bestfield Consulting’s US$100 million investment directed towards training, compliments ZMF’s existing programmes and projects.


He also highlighted that the federation has been working with other organizations in similar partnerships.


United Kingdom based firm, Bestfield Consulting, has set aside US$100 million for a project that will see small-scale miners getting training and expert assistance in modern mining methods as a way of boosting the sector’s output. Although the project will cut across different minerals, it will especially focus on gold where small scale miners continue to outperform their primary producing counterparts despite a heavy reliance on rudimentary mining methods.


In other News… Kwekwe based coke producer, ZimCoke has invested an initial US$400 million in the resuscitation and use of ZISCO Steel`s coke batteries.

ZimCoke Chief Executive Michael Moore says production is expected to commence next year.


Speaking recently , Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said the project will involve several other sub-projects.


The investment is supported by the German government. Some of the coke produced by Zimcoke will be fed to Zimchem to produce up to 20 products which include tar, creosote and cattle dip.


Still with the INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE- The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has applauded the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) saying it will provide a platform for engagement and negotiation of issues affecting people in the country.

Addressing journalists in Harare, Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said labour should be included in the negotiations because issues of compensation can be addressed amicably.


Yesterday President Emerson Mnangagwa signed the TNF Bill into law at an event in the capital Harare. The Tripartite Negotiating Forum’s mandate is to ensure consultation, cooperation and negotiation on social and economic issues by Government , Organized Business and Organized Labour.




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