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Four miners died yesterday at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof Ikamva shaft near Johannesburg. It is understood that five miners entered an abandoned shaft with poor ventilation. The workers are said to have died from heat exhaustion and one of the miners is still unaccounted for. Sibanye has been experiencing a number of deaths at its mines this […]

Traditional leaders say geographical communal land demarcation is becoming a source of conflict in rural areas. A cross section of headmen within the Midlands province who spoke to YAFM news say the government should intervene on the issue of land conflicts. Section 282 of the constitution stipulates that traditional leaders have authority, jurisdiction and control […]

The National Aids Council (NAC) says it is devising new strategies to reach out to artisanal miners who continue to engage in risky behaviour. NAC Monitoring and Evaluation Director Mr Amon Mpofu says they will use music shows to try and lure them to access health services. NAC has launched programmes such as Moonlight HIV […]

The National Aids Council says it will soon partner with public transport operators to distribute condoms. NAC Monitoring and Evaluation Director Amon Mpofu says they want to get into partnerships with commuter omnibus operators so they can distribute condoms to the commuting public. NAC will launch an HIV informal sector strategy after elections which will […]

Chief Negove of Mberengwa East has appealed to government to lobby mining investors to scale up mineral production in the area. Speaking to YA FM news, Chief Negove said the area is rich in gold and tantalite deposits, but lacks adequate investment and mining expertise. He added that the area has a potential of creating […]

The Cancer Association of Zimbabwe says 7000 new cancer cases are recorded annually in the country. The Association`s Wellness Consultant Priscilla Mangwiro says most of the new cancer cases are recorded among women. Mangwiro added that about 1800 women develop breast cancer or cervical cancer annually while about 60 percent of new cancer cases in […]

Gold production continues to surge in the country reaching 10,1 tonnes in the first quarter of the year with small scale miners continuously outshining primary producers. Statistics availed by Fidelity Printers and Refiners last week reveals that gold output was 10,1 tonnes from January to April with small scale miners contributing 6,1 tonnes compared to […]

Local residents have applauded efforts by the local authority  for rehabilitating major roads  saying the development  has  reduced chances of accidents  and also face lifted  the mining town.  The local authority  through the aid of ZINARA  is rolling out more than a million dollar road construction project which is being implemented  by Bitumen construction company.

People’s Democratic Party Leader, Advocate Tendai Biti says the country needs to strengthen its position with the Kimberly Process Certification scheme to curb diamond leakages. This comes at a time the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines and energy is investigating on the alleged looting of 15 billion diamond revenue . Speaking during the launch of […]

President Emerson Mnangagwa has expressed the government’s commitment in upgrading Science and technology for the revitalisation of the country’s commerce and industry. Speaking during the  commissioning of Midlands State University’s first incubation hub in Gweru yesterday, president Mnangagwa says government’s commitment has earlier  seen  the introduction of  STEM initiative  which  has seen high school students getting their […]


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