March 28, 2019
State gold buying entity Fidelity Printers and Refineries will next month resume small-scale miners’ training programme that is aimed at equipping them with key knowledge needed in their operations. Fidelity introduced the Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining programme in conjunction with the Zimbabwe School of Mines as a response to the glaring skills gap that were apparent in the small-scale miners despite them outpacing primary gold producers in deliveries to the state buyer. In an interview, Fidelity head of Gold Development Initiative Fund Matthew Chidavaenzi said the gold buyer will then target trainees from the programme as the core group from which it will get applicants for funding through the gold mobilisation fund. The programme has already seen more than 250 miners benefiting after Fidelity organised two courses in Bulawayo and Kwekwe last year.
Oct. 23, 2018
SOLE gold buyer Fidelity Printers and Refiners Private Limited has partnered with the Zimbabwe School of Mines (ZSM) in Bulawayo to embark on a training programme to capacitate gold producers with skills and fundamentals of safe mining. Fidelity Printers public relations officer, Ms Chelesani Moyo, said in a statement that they had engaged ZSM to empower gold producers across the country so as to boost output and encourage safe mining practices.
Nov. 28, 2018
Government scrapped consultation fees for small-scale miners to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment certificates.The Environmental Management Agency has since designed an Environmental Management Plan Self-filling Template that no longer requires consultancy. The move comes barely days after Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, who oversees EMA, made an undertaking to scrap the fee after consultations with her Mines and Mining Development counterpart Minister Winston Chitando over the issue.