Mining News

The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe says chrome ore production in the country increased by over 400 percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period last year. Chrome ore production jumped to 139 562.34 tonnes from 18 701.70 tonnes in 2017. Chrome concentrates also increased by 121 percent from 154 726.19 […]

Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando says the limestone deposits on the outskirts of Zvishavane have the potential to generate millions of dollars. Speaking to YA FM News Minister Chitando says there is infrastructure to support the exploitation of the mineral. Government is currently in the process of evaluating the deposits to ascertain the […]

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Miners Federation has appealed to government to scrap off unnecessary taxes and stringent laws in the mining sector, so as to increase productivity. Speaking to YA FM news, spokesperson for the small scale miners’ lobby group Dosman Mangisi said the sector is producing lots of mineral output which is not benefiting the country. […]

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) requires over $500 million in working capital to commence normal operations. HCCL chairperson of the technical committee on operations, Mrs Ntombizodwa Masuku, said this yesterday when she appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy. She says management is set to meet Mr Nicholas van Hoogstraten, one of its […]

Small Scale Chrome miners have been urged to take advantage of the chrome machinery contract offered by Chinese investors to boost their output. Zimbabwe Miners Federation Chief Executive Officer Wellington Takavarasha told YAFM news that Chinese investors have invested in chrome equipment which is set to benefit small scale  chrome claim holders without equipment. He said benefits are […]

Four mine workers have died after a severe rockfall trapped 13 workers underground as the Sibanye-Stillwater mine, following a seismic event at the mine located in the West Rand area of Gauteng, South Africa. At around midday yesterday, mine works at Driefontein’s Masakhane Shaft were brought to a sudden halt as the seismic shift caused […]

Small scale gold producers say they are looking forward to being the leading producers of the yellow metal by the end of this year, as they have already surpassed the target in the first quota of this year. Speaking to YA FM news, Zimbabwe Miners Federation spokesperson Mr Dosman Mangisi said they have surpassed primary […]

Tertiary students in the mining industry have said they need to be incorporated in the industry’s research so they can understand the significance of technology in the sector. Speaking to YA FM news, MSU Mining and Metallurgy Association president Raymond Mutsiwa said the mining industry is mainly employing veterans in the sector, at the expense […]

Government is seeking partners to resuscitate Sandawana Mine in Mberengwa. The mine is owned by the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) which is currently seeking joint venture partnerships to resuscitate its defunct gold and graphite mines across the country. ZMDC acting general manager Mr Garikayi Chimhina says they have tendered Sandawana Mine which is endowed […]

Shabanie Mashava Mines says plans to commence underground mining at Gaths Mine by the end of this year are likely to fail as they have been unsuccessful in engaging the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to release foreign currency to purchase equipment. SMM Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer Mr Chirandu Dhlembeu says they are faced with financial challenges […]


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