Women miners stake a claim in Zimbabwe

Women in Zimbabwe are not about to be left out of the artisanal and small scale mining sector writes *Sally Nyakanyanga Tapiwa Moyo, 40, religiously leaves her home each day when the first cock crows and joins a throng...

The CFTA and Industrial Policy: Minerals and the AMV

DEVELOPING COUNTRY DEPENDENCY ON COMMODITIES 2011-2013 (UNCTAD) Commodities and “Africa Rising” Taking together agricultural commodities, timber, metals and minerals, and hydrocarbons, natural resources have accounted for roughly 35% of Africa’s growth since 2000. Resource-based raw and semi-processed goods accounted...

Civil society unhappy with suspension of windfall tax

Coordinator Third World Network (TWN), a civil society group, Dr. Yao Graham, has criticised government over its suspension of windfall profit tax in the mining sector. The Finance Ministry on Monday confirmed that it has put plans to introduce...