ZCDC lacks SLO

Josphat Makaza /Chiadzwa Community Development Trust CCDT. info./19/04/18 The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company had not applied for the social licence to operate to the community of Marange. Chiadzwa Community Development Trust CCDTs one month’s local leaders consultation just revealed that the communities had not granted the company and approve it’s social licence. The village heads, …

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Engaging ZCDC brings results

Susan R. Muchena /Marange Development Trust/18/04/18 As we have been encouraged to engage mining companies in our community so that we share our grievances as Marange development trust we have gained a mileage in creating a relationship with Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining company .After the environmental impact assessment meeting where we managed to identify critical …

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Military Versus Gold Panners, Just like Cats and Dogs

By Billian Matambo Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Workers Union (ZIDAWU)/4/04/2018 One can wonder whether the relationship between military and gold panners will ever reach a level were conflict is resolved amicably without force .Life is not easy for the illegal miners who resides in the mountainous area of Chimanimani. Four armored lorries full of armed …

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Decriminalise artisinal miners

Josphat Makaza/joemakaza@gmail.com./3.4.2018 Whilst Zimbabweans are anxiously waiting for the formalisation and recognition of artisanal miners through the proposed Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill the formalisation of miners had became a cause of concern in Marange, Chiadzwa diamond area. The hardworking miners are experiencing all forms of torture in the hands security personnel manning the area. …

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