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Shangani gold miners’ association executive member, Ms Henrieta Rushwaya is set to officially take over as the new Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) president tomorrow after successfully filling her nomination papers for the post unopposed. Ms Rushwaya will be taking over from Ishmael Kaguru whose executive term of office expired in April this year. In an interview with […]

All is set for the Zimbabwe Miners Federation elections scheduled for tomorrow in Gweru. The elections’ programme released by ZMF Chief Executive Officer Mr Wellington Takavarasha indicates that voting will commence at 1100hrs after the vetting of electorate and inspection of the ballot boxes. The elections will be officiated by the Permanent Secretary of the Mines Ministry, […]

Mberengwa Assistant District Administrator Mr Chalton Murove says the district is currently in the process of rehabilitating roads, following the disbursement of funds by government under ZINARA. Speaking to YA FM news, Mr Murove said the district has accelerated road maintenance with the assistance of local authorities as well as the resident minister, so as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has urged  mining companies to take their commendable waste management initiatives to communities and towns surrounding them. Speaking on the sidelines of an event on wetlands commemoration held in Murowa Diamonds Mine on Tuesday,  EMA ‘s Midlands Provincial Education and Publicity Officer, Mr Simon Musasiwa  says the thrust of the organisation is […]

Kwekwe General Hospital has announced plans to open a private ward at the health institution. The hospital’s acting medical superintendent Dr Mike Matambo says the construction of the private ward has since been completed. Over the last few years, private wards have been implemented on a small scale within the country’s public hospitals. The public sector […]


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