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  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:35 by Local Press Report HARARE Fin 24 Zimbabwe's government has announced that mining on areas held by National Parks is banned with immediate effect. This follows a public outcry and the threat of a court battle after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government granted
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 3 Oct 2019- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis. The 30 September announcement came a week after Harare City Council shut
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 4 Feb 2016- 09:53 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has slapped Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited with a $500 000 lawsuit over unpaid water bills accrued at the company's mine in Shamva. Corporate Risk Policy Reputational Risk Utilities
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean Cabinet Committee has ordered thousands of businesses to install waste interceptors and pre-treatment systems immediately to reduce pollution of potable water sources, or face closure. The committee was set up recently to
  • 10 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Giving evidence last week before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed that a $144 million USD contract to refurbish the city’s water and
  • A major mining project in the area near the Gwayi-Shangani Dam is raising concerns over freshwater pollution in Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland North province, in the southwest of the country.
  • Discrepancies between the policies of the water and mining ministries are jeopardizing the future of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam project in southern Zimbabwe. The Water Ministry said last week that mining activities along the Gwayi-Shangani catchment area must be discontinued due to the threat of water pollution. However, the Mines and Mining Development Ministry says these activities must continue, as mining is the country’s economic mainstay.
  • 29 May 2012- 07:52 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government is crafting a national water policy in response to the fast deteriorating quality of surface and groundwater sources in the country, Water Resources Development and Management Minister Sipepa Nkomo has
  • 9 Jan 2012- 18:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE With some 90 days left before UN agencies pull out of a water treatment funding arrangement for 20 Zimbabwean cities and towns, local officials here are warning of a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases. In 2008, a debilitating
  • 25 Jul 2011- 15:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE  Zimbabwe’s Water Ministry announced that the Chinese government was providing a $1.6 billion USD loan for work on the long-stalled National Matebeleland Zambezi Water Project (NMZWP). The project would draw water from the Zambezi River

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