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Welcome to The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe


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.

Many advisory and service functions that are best handled on a collaborative basis are undertaken under the COMZ banner on behalf of the mining industry.


Thus, the Chamber’s activities mainly focus on:

  • Advocacy and representation
  • Mineral economics and policy research
  • Mining data management
  • Mining sector public relations
  • Creating networking opportunities for stakeholders
  • Labour relations management
  • Provision of a variety of services aimed at promoting safety, health, and environmental management/protection in the mining sector and surrounding communities
  • Training
  • Co-ordination of activities of mining associations