Mining News

Mines and mining development Minister Winston Chitando says plans are at an advanced stage to establish an additional four gold centres by year end. Minister Chitando made the remarks while addressing miners and mining suppliers at Mine Entra.

The Environmental Management Agency has moved in to enforce the ban on chrome mining along the Zvishavane-Shurugwi after government ordered mining activities to stop after raising concerns of environmental and infrastructure damage. In a telephone interview with YaFM News, Environmental Management Agency Midlands Provincial Education and Publicity Officer, Mr Simon Musasiwa said the miners had previously […]

South African Platinum giant, Impala Platinum, which has a controlling stake in Zimplats is reportedly planning to slash about 13 000 jobs at its operations as part of its restructuring exercise. However, there are no plans to cull its 5 942 workforce in Zimbabwe. The restructuring which is estimated to cost the platinum about US$155 million will […]

Small scale miners have been warned against processing their gold ore at their homes as it exposes their family members to dangerous chemicals. Most miners use mercury to purify their gold. Environmental Management Authority’s Environmental and Health Officer,Mr Brian Gada told YAFM news that continuous use of mercury is a threat to health hence encouraged miners […]

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe says the country has the potential to produce about 100 tonnes of gold in the next 12 years, if the sector receives the necessary funding and support. Chamber of Mines chief executive officer Isaac Kwesu says for the mineral to reach the target, an investment of $900 million is […]

Government is working on formalising the artisanal and small scale mining sector as a way of promoting growth of the sector. Speaking at a Zanu PF rally at Mataga Growth Point in Mberengwa on Tuesday, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said government has already started offering small scale miners with machinery for them to increase their […]

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development says it has rolled out a Gold Mobilisation Programme countrywide, which has seen small scale gold producers having easy access to the market. Speaking to YA FM news, the ministry’s permanent secretary Mr Munesu Munodawafa said Gold Mobilisation teams are currently moving across the country and educating small […]

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 […]

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 […]


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