Industry & Commerce MINING

Retooling, recapitalisation of ailing and closed mines and resuscitation

In progress
Feb 2019

SMM to restart asbestos production in July – Chitando February 19, 2019

Government has expressed satisfaction with progress towards resumption of operations at Shabanie- Mashava Mines (SMM) with asbestos production expected to start in July this year when de-watering of flooded shafts is expected to be complete.

Reconfiguration of machinery at the mine to enable it to process other minerals such as manganese, chrome and nickel was also underway amid revelations that dumps at firm’s mines in Mashava and Zvishavane were rich in those minerals.

Sep 2018

Bikita mulls reopening mine September 17, 2018

Bikita Rural District Council has announced plans to re-open the Umkondo Gold Mine at Save Valley Conservancy, where the local authority has a stake as part of efforts to expand revenue generation.