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Is There Democracy In The Mining Industries In Zimbabwe

the overlapping issues of democracy, resource extraction, human rights, and sustainable development. Zimbabwe, like other nations in Africa, is rich in variety of minerals but the blessings of this natural wealth have neither percolated up nor gravitated down to benefit the people of Zimbabwe

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  • Reflecting on 25 years of democracy and the mining

    Reflecting on 25 years of democracy and the mining

    Mining and Metallurgy, refl ecting on 25 years in the mining industry since our transition to democracy in 1994 is an honour, and it is also a reality that this is but an exciting part of the SAIMM journey, which began in 1894. This year the Institute celebrates 125 years, having started life as the Chemical and Metallurgical Society of

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  • Policy Brief 24: Rebuilding Zimbabwe | DEMOCRACY

    Policy Brief 24: Rebuilding Zimbabwe | DEMOCRACY

    Zimbabwe’s economic and democratic silver linings . There are a number of silver linings for the Zimbabwean economy. Energy supply is likely to be boosted following the completion of the Kariba South Extension Plant in December 2017, one of the country’s key post-independence infrastructure projects

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  • Why reforms in Zimbabwe’s security sector and mining

    Why reforms in Zimbabwe’s security sector and mining

    Dec 12, 2017 The reform of Zimbabwe’s security sector and murky mining industry is closely linked to the prospects of this vision. While it is for Zimbabwe’s people to shape their political future, the international community and its companies have an important role

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  • The Marange diamond fields of Zimbabwe: An overview

    The Marange diamond fields of Zimbabwe: An overview

    Nov 09, 2011 [28 Finance Minister Tendai Biti has stressed the need for the country's mining laws to be overhauled so that there is greater transparency in the operations of the industry. Militarised diamond mining and trading at Marange has resulted in loss of life, human rights abuses, corrupt practices and the enrichment of a privileged and powerful

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  • History of pre-colonial mining in Zimbabwe | Celebrating

    History of pre-colonial mining in Zimbabwe | Celebrating

    Jun 01, 2017 The mining industry of today has a lot to learn from pre-colonial Great Zimbabwe and all colonial mining prospecting has to acknowledge that it was guided by pre-colonial workings. Disappointing is the fact that modern day Zimbabwe has dismally failed to ride on this great mining

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  • Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ b

    Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ b

    Sep 10, 2017 Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ by sinister spooks, state elites. Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe

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  • Democracy and Governance in Africa | Democratization in

    Democracy and Governance in Africa | Democratization in

    It will, of course mean that there is a limitation on the centralization of power in both the political and economic fields. There was clear agreement that centralization and personalization of power by rulers has been a major obstacle to democracy in African countries: Africa's problem is unequivocally and fundamentally political

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  • Transition to Democracy Proves Difficult for Zimbabwe

    Transition to Democracy Proves Difficult for Zimbabwe

    Sep 21, 2010 Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he and his colleagues in the unity government must continue to rebuild the country, despite difficulties and slow progress towards democracy

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  • NEWS - Mining Zimbabwe

    NEWS - Mining Zimbabwe

    Mining Zimbabwe – our core focus is the Zimbabwe Mining Industry, Zimbabwe Mining News, trends, new technologies being developed and used to improve this crucial sector, as well as new opportunities and investments arising from it. Telephone: 0242 777728 VOIP: +263 8644 276 585

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  • An Inside Job | Global Witness

    An Inside Job | Global Witness

    Instead, there is a risk that diamonds are funding repression. Report Diamonds: A Good Deal for Zimbabwe? Several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police

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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade - IMPACT

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade - IMPACT

    Jan 10, 2020 Zimbabwe’s Balance of Payment (BoP) position has deteriorated significantly since the introduction of sanctions. Zimbabwe's access to international credit markets was blocked after the enactment of ZIDERA. The country has been forced to virtually operate on hand to mouth, and there has been a significant build-up of external debt arrears

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  • (PDF) CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ZIMBABWE: AN OVERVIEW

    (PDF) CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ZIMBABWE: AN OVERVIEW

    However, corporate governance practice in Zimbabwe is regulated by the Companies Act, Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Act as well as rules of various other professional bodies. This article provides an insight into the current practice of corporate governance in Zimbabwe and

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  • Zimbabwe - BBC News

    Zimbabwe - BBC News

    Zimbabwe will from Wednesday circulate new 50-dollar currency notes, the highest denomination to be printed since the Zimbabwe dollar was reintroduced in 2019. Fifty Zimbabwe dollars is worth $

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  • Illegal diamond mining in Zimbabwe | openDemocracy

    Illegal diamond mining in Zimbabwe | openDemocracy

    Nov 03, 2011 Illegal diamond mining in the rich diamond area of Marange in Zimbabwe is more widespread than has been previously reported, my two-month

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  • Zimbabwe’s vast diamond riches exploited by secretive

    Zimbabwe’s vast diamond riches exploited by secretive

    Sep 11, 2017 Mismanagement of the diamond sector has devastating consequences for Zimbabwe’s development and democracy. Not only have diamonds failed to benefit the Zimbabwean people, but evidence suggests that they have funded the state machinery consistently implicated in oppression

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  • From Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative to

    From Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative to

    Oct 11, 2019 Through fiscal policies, the government has repeatedly committed to either implement EITI or revive the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative (ZMRTI) a home-grown version of EITI that suffered still birth in 2013

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  • Democracy Ideas: Charles Mangongera, Zimbabwe: The

    Democracy Ideas: Charles Mangongera, Zimbabwe: The

    Jun 06, 2014 About this Episode. In this episode of Democracy Ideas, Christopher Walker interviews Charles Mangongera about the militarization of Zimbabwe’s politics, state institutions, and economy, as well as how the military’s role may affect Zimbabwe’s prospects for democratic reform. Mr. Charles Mangongera is a Zimbabwean human rights and governance researcher who previously served as

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  • Policy Brief 24: Rebuilding Zimbabwe | DEMOCRACY WORKS

    Policy Brief 24: Rebuilding Zimbabwe | DEMOCRACY WORKS

    Zimbabwe’s economic and democratic silver linings . There are a number of silver linings for the Zimbabwean economy. Energy supply is likely to be boosted following the completion of the Kariba South Extension Plant in December 2017, one of the country’s key post-independence infrastructure projects

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  • Mining in Zimbabwe: time to use it or lose it

    Mining in Zimbabwe: time to use it or lose it

    Mar 04, 2020 Mining in Zimbabwe: time to use it or lose it. By JP Casey 04 Mar 2020. Between colonial intervention and a weak regulatory framework, mining in Zimbabwe has struggled to live up to its potential. With the government cracking down on undeveloped licenses, and aiming to force companies to “use it or lose it”, we consider the history of

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  • Military vs. Democracy - Zimbabwe Situation

    Military vs. Democracy - Zimbabwe Situation

    Jun 15, 2014 Mangongera: Well, I often say to democracy actors in Zimbabwe who are thinking about possible positive actions that can be taken in the future in terms of security sector reform, I think that there’s a professional cadre which is below or in the lower ranks of the military command which just wants to do its job and is committed to

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