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The Zimbabwe Miners Federation says 40-tonne gold target for this year remains unchanged even though production has been affected negatively by the economic situation in the country. In an interview with Great Dyke News’ Savemore Sithole ZMF Chief Executive Officer Wellington Takavarasha said the federation is working with several stakeholders to avert obstacles that could […]

Small scale miners in Filabusi say the current load-shedding regime has scampered their production targets. Great Dyke News’ Savemore Sithole miners from mines around Fred mine and Amazon said there have been serious delays in milling because of load-shedding. ZESA has introduced load shedding to reduce stress on its national grid, amid low water levels […]

Residents in the Great Dyke say demonstrations, strikes and other forms of protest are not the solution to the country’s socio-economic challenges. Speaking to Great Dyke News, residents said they would rather work than engage in demonstrations. Great Dyke News spoke to political analyst Alexander Rusere who said demonstrations are no longer a viable strategy in […]

The Chrome Miners of Zimbabwe have tabled a document to government aimed at uplifting chrome mining through government funding and legislation to guide pricing of the mineral. Zimbabwe Miners Federation Vice President Lindi Mpofu told Great Dyke News that the document proposes protection of miners considering predatory pricing in the sector. There have been reports […]

Local authorities in the Great Dyke say they are working tirelessly to improve infrastructure and service delivery in efforts to minimise health hazards in their jurisdictions. Great Dyke News’ Fadzai Munodawafa spoke Zvishavane Town Council Chairperson Khulekani Ndlovu and Gweru Mayor Josiah Makombe, who said they are working to improve the standards of health infrastructure […]

The Zimbabwe Miners Federation says formalization of artisanal mining in the country will go a long way in curbing leakages and ensure the country surpasses its yearly targets thereby feeding in vision 2030. In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News’ Savemore Sithole, ZMF CEO Wellington Takavarasha said 84% of artisanal miners are not registered […]

Education Authorities have reminded school heads that it is unlawful to suspend lessons without ministry instruction or permission. Speaking to Great Dyke News, Zvishavane District Schools Inspector Trynos Mahlokozera said the ministry position is clear in terms of closure of schools. This comes after some parents at Gresham Primary School yesterday complained after authorities sent […]

The Zimbabwe Miners Federation says it is currently engaging government over the formulation of legislation that regulates the trade and extraction of semi-precious stones. In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News’ Nyasha Dube, ZMF Vice President Lindi Mpofu said currently legislation of the sector is near to non-existent. She added that the sector also […]

Parents in the Great Dyke have expressed concerns over some sections of the new Education bill that is being debated in parliament, particularly permitting students to take maternity leave days when they fall pregnant during the course of their studies. Speaking to Great Dyke News, parents said they fear this approach will promote reckless behavior […]

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has assured its stakeholders and players in the mining sector that malpractice and other related ills will not be tolerated in Zimbabwe’s mining sector. Addressing the media, Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando said all cases of malpractice will be fully investigated. Last week the Ministry suspended […]


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