PDF | Zimbabwe's post-2000 period has been characterised by a dramatic increase in artisanal small-scale mining (ASM), particularly gold mining. Economic decline and rising unemployment meant that .
ZIMBABWE earned US$381 million in the first half of the year from gold exports after large and small-scale miners delivered 9,6 tonnes of the precious metal to Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR), which puts the industry on a solid path to achieve this year's targeted output of 24 tonnes.
ZIMBABWE'S small-scale and artisanal gold miners have for the first time in more than 10 years, emerged as the cornerstone of the sector after smashing production records, producing and delivering .
Small-scale miners in Zimbabwe want to boost their gold production to more than four tonnes per year and are lobbying for government support for the initiative, reports the New Zimbabwe. The .
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.
A golden opportunity: Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Zimbabwe . Report. February 1, 2016. . In Zimbabwe, it is estimated that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a direct livelihood for more than one million people—critical in a country grappling with high unemployment. Consensus is growing among key ASM stakeholders .
This article examines the policy framework in place for small-scale gold mining in Zimbabwe. Through an analysis of stakeholder interviews and industry performance, the paper argues that the main government initiatives to manage gold mining in recent years have proved counterproductive, as economic returns from minerals have hemorrhaged due to increased illegal activity.
Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region 7 gold-panning, just as they would have to do as well in small-scale agriculture, to full-time slave-like employment. Mostly children are not directly involved in mining (digging) itself, but in activities like transport of water, minerals processing and gold panning. Legality
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.
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