Zim lithium miners to feel the heat as China ends EV subsidy

Last month’s decision to end Chinese EV subsidies means prices will start rising, leading to a slowdown in demand for the cars, and for lithium.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 15, 2023

Shock as Zim arrests, frees diamond dealers ... well-connected British, Indians tried to sneak into heavily fortified Chiadzwa

Authoritative sources said their release has caused divisions in government where some officials feel powerful figures were out to protect them.
By Freeman Makopa Aug. 4, 2023

Chinese firm gets lucrative US$200m exploration deal

A cabinet source told the Independent that the deal recently got an executive nod and was good to go.
By Tinashe Makichi Jun. 23, 2023

Don’t create looting, killing avenues

Strict measures in controlling how claims are parcelled out and how it is sold, and proceeds distributed, have become necessary.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Apr. 21, 2023

Lithium: A ‘wonder metal’ or another tale of Marange?

Sadly, the hope was dashed not because the diamonds were not found but because what people thought was El Dorado was actually a myth.
By Gorden Moyo Feb. 24, 2023

Govt sticks to US$12b mining target

The mines chief acknowledged that there have been setbacks in some minerals, but said this is not significant enough to hold back the projected windfall.
By Freeman Makopa Feb. 12, 2023

Further reprieve for granite miners

Polite Kambamura recently revealed that the grace period had not been extended to all granite operators but those who  had shown proof of commitment towards the beneficiation process.
By Kudzai Kuwaza Dec. 9, 2022

Minister, foreigners in messy fight over mine

An investigation by the Zimbabwe Independent this week revealed that Chitando, through Barrington Resources, is locked in a battle of titans with foreign investors over Good Days.
By Freeman Makopa Dec. 9, 2022

Mines ministry seeks more funding

In the 2023 budget, the Mines ministry got a vote  allocation of $12.9 billion to cover mining development including mineral exploration and support to artisanal and small-scale miners
By Harriet Chikandiwa Dec. 4, 2022