Zimbabwe passes new mining act as mineral production ramps up

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The approval of new mining legislation in Zimbabwe seeks to open the country up to greater levels of investment and boost its output of minerals, such as chrome and lithium.

By Kudzai Mashininga

Zimbabwe’s parliament has approved new mining legislation and measures that reform controls imposed under the ex-President Robert Mugabe, with the goal of boosting production and wooing investors. The liberalizing measures dovetail with declarations from new President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country – which has extensive lithium and chrome deposits – is now open...