Artisanal miners

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    Artisanal miners to undergo compulsory registration, training

    ALL artisanal miners will soon be required to be registered as part of efforts by the Government to formalise their operations, curb illegal gold dealing and protect the environment, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor John Mangudya has said. Mangudya said this when he appeared before the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Environment, Climate and Tourism yesterday. It is estimated…

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    Zimbabwe losing US$100m per month to gold smugglers

    WHEN Henrietta Rushwaya was arrested at Robert Mugabe International Airport in October for alleged gold smuggling, the news was shocking but not the purported crime. The 56-year-old head of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation and former president of the country’s football body was preparing to board a flight to Dubai when authorities found six gold bars worth an estimated $366,000 in…

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    More than US$1.5 billion gold smuggled out of Zimbabwe

    MORE than US$1.5 billion of gold is smuggled out of Zimbabwe every year, depriving the cash-strapped economy of crucial foreign-exchange revenues, according to research organization International Crisis Group. The gold is illegally shipped from the southern African nation’s small-scale mines, often to the bullion-trading hub of Dubai, ICG said in a report Tuesday. Some of those artisanal mines are plagued…

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