Small-scale and artisanal miners produced more gold than large-scale companies in Zimbabwe in recent months. Proposed changes to the nation’s mining laws to recognize and support smaller operations could boost production even more, small-scale miners and their advocates say.
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The Herald Business Reporter ARTISANAL and small-scale miners (ASMs) may have contributed over half the 24,8 tonnes of gold Zimbabwe produced last year, but their unregulated activities might be causing more harm than good to the environment, according to findings of a study by Parliament.
6 Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region There is about a total of more than 1,000,000 small-scale miners estimated to work within the 6 target countries (which should add up to about 1.5 million for the whole SADC
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Despite the fact that Zimbabwe Mining Federation (ZMF) which is a baby of Mines and Mining Development formed under the new Mines and Mineral’s Act, have mandate to monitor and supervise all artisanal miners and small scale miners, its hand in promoting small scale miners is limited and the government need to do a lot in giving ZMF relevance.
In the 1990s, Zimbabwe was at the forefront of supporting small-scale mining as a livelihood option. This was a response to the growth of illegal alluvial panning, with the idea that upgrading and formalising would create more viable and long-term sources of employment and livelihood.