The Chamber of Mines 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held under the theme “Shared vision
shared values, valued benefits: the road for Zimbabwe mineral development” from the 21 to 23 of
May 2015, at the Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe is endowed with more than 60 different types of minerals, 40 of which have been
exploited at one
point or another. The country has one of the most diverse mineral resource bases in the world;
example, it has more than half of the world’s known chromium reserves and the second largest
reserves after South Africa. However, much of the country’s mineral output is exported in its
hence it is argued that...
It is almost a common understanding that value addition, beneficiation
and local content supply uptake might be the answer to the soaring
balance of payment deficit together with other economic imbalances facing Zimbabwe. However most will have slight divergence of views as to how these issues should be handled and implemented. A number of forums had been put in place to discuss such issues, Mine Entra Conferences being one of them.
“Zimbabwe’s Mining Sector experiencing positive transformation” Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines and
Mining Development, Hon W Chidakwa was quoted while addressing delegates at the 6th Edition of
The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (COMZ) is a private sector voluntary organization established in 1939 by an Act of Parliament. The members include mining companies, suppliers of machinery, spare parts, and chemicals, service providers including banks, insurance companies, consulting engineers, and various mining related professional bodies and individuals. The mining company members of the COMZ produce about 90 percent of Zimbabwe’s total mineral output.
The activities of the COMZ are guided by its constitution and strategic plan. The primary objectives are to advocate and lobby in order to promote, encourage and protect the interests of the mining industry in Zimbabwe. In so doing, activities of the COMZ are concentrated in the fields of economic policy, mining sector policy, investment promotion, labour and industrial relations management, research on legal matters related to mining, representation of the views of the industry to Government and other stakeholders, and the provision of a variety of services aimed at promoting health and safety, manpower training, environmental protection, and the support of mining associations.