SI 05 of 2023: Ban on export of unprocessed base mineral ores

Section 3(1) of SI 05 provides that no unbeneficiated base mineral ores shall be exported from Zimbabwe except under the written permit issued by the minister.
By Kudakwashe Kambo and Chido Mafogoya May. 26, 2023

Zim losing control over lithium: Report

Government has also been tightening screws on exports to encourage local beneficiation of lithium.
By Freeman Makopa Apr. 28, 2023

Lithium: A ‘wonder metal’ or another tale of Marange?

Sadly, the hope was dashed not because the diamonds were not found but because what people thought was El Dorado was actually a myth.
By Gorden Moyo Feb. 24, 2023

Ban on raw lithium exports leaves buyers stranded … artisanal miners left in the dark

Lithium is a rare mineral, whose production is currently taking place in only eight countries, with 85% of the global supply coming from Australia, Chile and China.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 6, 2023

Feature: Why Zim has banned the export of raw lithium

Government says it is losing US$1,8 billion in mineral revenue due to smuggling and externalisation to South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
By Quartz Dec. 23, 2022

Govt bans raw lithium exports

Zimbabwe is estimated to hold Africa’s largest lithium reserves and is the fifth largest producer in the world.
By Taurai Mangudhla Dec. 21, 2022

Reprieve for granite operators

The government recently banned the exportation of unprocessed granite unless authorised by the Minister of Mines.
By Kudzai Kuwaza Sep. 2, 2022