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Zimbabwe has a long history of mining which spans over a thousand years and is endowed with a diverse mineral resource base.
Mining has grown to be the key economic sector in the country as most other sectors have been affected by the more-than-a decade long economic recession. Currently, it contributes 9% to the country’s GDP, more than 55% of exports, 11% of fiscal revenue, 50% of investment, 35,000 jobs directly created in the primary mining sector, and 70,000 jobs indirectly created in the upstream and downstream industries (Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, 2014). Read more
ASM a key component in the mining sector
Artisanal and Small Scale Mining, previously despised as a poverty-driven activity, can be a poverty-alleviating strategy and potentially a significant employment generating activity that should be supported and accorded its space alongside large-scale mining ventures. Read more
In-depth training needs assessment survey of the Zimbabwe mining sector
The Zimbabwean skills list compares well with those of some of the world’s known mining countries like Canada, Australia and South Africa. Thus, the industry possesses sufficient knowledge which is the basis of competence. However, the study revealed that most of the Zimbabwean skills and knowledge belong to the knowledge tier. Read more