Strategies to Transform the Mining Industry into an Engine of Economic Growth and Transformation High level Seminar


Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development (MMMD) published six (6) mining sector research studies under the Governance and Institutional Strengthening Project (GISP) funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The 6 research studies namely;

  • Assessment of the Scope and Applicability of Value Addition and Beneficiation of Minerals in Zimbabwe ,
  • The Probable Impact on Zimbabwe Mining Fiscal Revenue And Industry Competitiveness of Various Price, Production & Fiscal Scenarios,
  • Reconfiguration of the Zimbabwe Geological Survey,
  • Best Practice in Supporting Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe,
  • In depth Training Needs Assessment Survey in the Zimbabwe Mining Sector and
  • Global Best Practice in Establishing  and Managing a Sovereign Wealth Fund,

were officially launched by an official from the  Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Mr. M.T Hawadi at a colorful breakfast meeting held on the 15th of December 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The six research were a result of the Mining Sector Policy Study, published by ZEPARU in 2012 that sought to review the state of the mining sector activities in Zimbabwe and to provide a comprehensive analysis of key policy issues for transforming the industry into an engine for economic growth and transformational development of the Zimbabwean economy.

The study provided policy recommendations for increasing the contribution of the mining sector to support broad-based economic growth and development and also noted a number of areas that needed further research to inform the development of the mining sector policy  hence these studies.

The Breakfast Launch was attended by officials from Government Ministries and Departments namely MMMD, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) Chamber of Mines, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority(ZIMRA), Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe(RBZ), National Consultative Forum(NECF), Research Council of Zimbabwe, Geological Survey of Zimbabwe  and members of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe. Tertiary Institutions, namely University of Zimbabwe, Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe Open University and Midlands State University and stakeholders in the mining industry including PACT, SIRDC, OXFAM, INSAF, MEFMI, Fidelity Printers, ZIMPLATS, ZIMASCO, UNKI Mines, MMCZ, IDBZ and individual mining consultants also graced the event with their most appreciated presence.