ZiG faces new threat...as gold output plunges

With the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe banking on increased gold output to shore up the recently introduced gold-backed Zimbabwe Gold (ZiG) currency
By Brent Shamu May. 21, 2024

EditorialComment: Cyanide disaster sign of big problem

The incident at Eureka mine raises a pertinent issue about the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development’s capacity to enforce standards in mining operations.
By The Standard Apr. 28, 2024

Govt shifts goal posts as US$12bn mining target fails

The campaign saw him remove some hurdles to FDI, including the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act.
By Shame Makoshori Dec. 21, 2023

Govt to address granite mining concerns

Mines and Mining Development permanent secretary Pfungwa Kunaka said local authorities were getting US$2 500 for each unit of granite.
By Freeman Makopa Nov. 24, 2023

Gold mobilisation unit in dire straits

The country produced 35 tonnes of the yellow metal last year and is targeting to produce at least 40 tonnes this year, although there are indications that the sector could produce up to 50 tonnes.
By Freeman Makopa Nov. 17, 2023

Mining bosses under probe as looters ‘capture’ Midlands

Some of the reports have been published by the Office of the Auditor-General.
By Julia Ndlela Oct. 13, 2023

Bankruptcies loom as crises hit mines

He said in the absence of swift action, waves of closures may not be ruled out.
By Shame Makoshori and Freeman Makopa Oct. 13, 2023

Zim lithium miners to feel the heat as China ends EV subsidy

Last month’s decision to end Chinese EV subsidies means prices will start rising, leading to a slowdown in demand for the cars, and for lithium.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 15, 2023

Shock as Zim arrests, frees diamond dealers ... well-connected British, Indians tried to sneak into heavily fortified Chiadzwa

Authoritative sources said their release has caused divisions in government where some officials feel powerful figures were out to protect them.
By Freeman Makopa Aug. 4, 2023