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Latest Blogs

How Helpful or Harmful is RBZ Export Tax Incentive Scheme?

By Mukasiri Sibanda | 30 May 2017

Mining for development, it’s not just about tax revenue

By Mukasiri Sibanda | 10 May 2017

KP public statistics not valueless but of less value: A call for dis-aggregated data

By Mukasiri Sibanda | 02 May 2017

Community Data Extractors & Rights Based Approach to Budget Monitoring: Community data extractors from Marange & Arda Transau

By Mukasiri Sibanda | 01 April 2017

The year 2017 has opened up with disaster scares in the form of typhoid, flooding in the high density suburb of Mbare in Harare and cyclone alerts in the southern parts of the country.

By Fadzai Midzi and Lenin Tinashe Chisaira | February 2017

A blog on Parliament’s visit to the Chiadzwa/Marange diamond fields on 13-15 January 2017.The authors were part of the widely reported field visit.

By Mukasiri Sibanda and Lenin Tinashe Chisaira| January 2017

Emerging questions from last week’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines’ tour of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company

By Nyaradzo Mutonhori | January 2017




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Time to Build People’s Advocacy for Development from Minerals

Matebeleland Alternative Mining Indaba 2016,September, 2016

The first ever Matabeleland Alternative Mining Indaba kicks off on 27 September 2016 in Bulawayo, the City of Kings. Ideally, the presence of mineral resources in a community should be a blessing and not a curse. Having rich mineral resources is an opportunity to improve the living standards of citizens for any resource rich country.

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Recommendations from the National Economic Symposium Break-Away Session on Mining

Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba 2016,September, 2016

Mining, essentially, value addition and beneficiation is one of the growth engines for the country’s development plans, the Zimbabwe Agenda and for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) and the Ten Point Plan.

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Views of a community member on benefits of Participatory Budgeting

Community Monitoring,October, 2016

Budget transparency helps us communities to understand how the income generated by the councils is distributed. This eliminates questions amongst the communities for example we might want to ask if the budget was done properly and if the needs of the communities were met.

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Women call for ecological restoration of Save River; condemn riverbed and say “It takes more than joint ventures to conjure up of environmentally friendly riverbed mining”

Gender in Extractives, | November, 2016

Sunday Mail carried a notification for submissions of views for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for alluvial mining and processing of gold mining along Mazowe River to be carried out by Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC).

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Mining for Broad Based Socio-Economic: Why Climate Change Management Is So Important

Climate Change, | November, 2016

It has been a long cry for government and local host communities to have the mining sector contribute towards socio-economic development of the nation. The mining sectors contribution to socio-economic development is currently under threat due to climate change.