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Balancing Profits with Environmental Protection in the Gold Mining Sector in Zimbabwe

– We need to ensure increased gold production, but not at the cost of our environment, the  Mines Minister said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A shadow hangs over Zimbabwe’s economic revival plans as the government, which is banking on a surge in gold production to bolster the new ZiG currency, faces a pressing challenge […]

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Zimbabwe Faces Food Crisis as El Niño Wreaks Havoc: 7.7 Million Require Assistance

The reports indicate that 6 million people in rural areas will require food assistance between May 2024 and March 2025. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A troubling picture of food crisis has been painted by the Second Round of Crops, Livestock, and Fisheries Assessment of April 18, 2024, according to information released by the Zimbabwean

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A Race Against the Flames: Zimbabwe Aims for Lower Veld Fire Devastation

-This year, the stakes are even higher. With the 2024 National Veld Fire Week launching a bit behind schedule on May 15th, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is setting a new target, to burn less than 700,000 hectares. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Despite a valiant effort in 2023, Zimbabwe fell slightly short of its ambitious

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A New Chinese bulk fertilizer blending plant has been commissioned in Zimbabwe

– Zimbabwe requires 300,000 tonnes of top dressing and 300,000 tonnes of basal dressing but due to limited production locally, most of the fertiliser is imported. A new bulk fertiliser blending plant, with a capacity of 300 tonnes per day, has been commissioned in Norton, located 45 kilometers southwest of the capital, John Cassim reports

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Zimbabwe tighten screws on motorists to reduce Carbon Emissions at ZITF 2024. 

– Our strategy involves encouraging participants to utilize shuttle services from surrounding hotels, addressing parking challenges, and reducing pollution, an official said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a concerted effort to alleviate parking congestion and significantly reduce carbon emissions, several key changes will be implemented at this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).  These

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Zimbabwe Wildlife Farmer Adopts 10km of Byo-Vic Falls Highway for Rehabilitation near Hwange National Park

“We need to make sure our highway is in good shape all the time as this is the only road our valuable customers use to come to our safaris,” Mathuthu said. John Cassim Plastic litter along the Byo-Vic Falls highway in Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe – A wildlife farmer who is also the managing director of

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Blessing in disguise as climate change-induced demand for green energy places Zimbabwe’s lithium mining at the top

– The increased demand for green minerals, as well as the electrification and decarbonization thrust driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is primarily fuelled by lithium, President Mnangagwa said. John Cassim Lithium open cast mining at Kamativi. Harare, Zimbabwe – The global demand for green energy as a climate change mitigation measure has positioned Zimbabwean lithium

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Documentary Exposes Redwing Mine: An Enigma of Gold Production in Zimbabwe 

-The unchecked expansion of mining operations has resulted in accidents, loss of livelihoods, and environmental degradation. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe –  Redwing Mine, a once-thriving symbol of Zimbabwe’s gold production, now stands as a testament to the challenges of accountability, resource governance, and the need for youth involvement in the mining sector. A recent documentary

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Climate change continues pressuring African nations to prioritise water and sanitation provision.

The 2023 Africa Sustainable Development Report says, 411 million Africans still lack access to safe water, and almost three-fourths don’t benefit from safely managed sanitation services. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Climate change is likely to continue to heighten pressure for decisive action by African governments, which are widely seen, as failing to provide safe

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Zimbabwean youths face head on, El Nino induced challenges through organic farming. 

– “I would say that IKS has helped me a lot to increase my tomato production during this El Nino phase,” a young farmer said John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In the midst of complaints that the El Nino phenomenon has hindered the agricultural activities of many in southern Africa, young people in Zimbabwe have

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