Dec. 3, 2018
Minister of Mines and Mining Development Winston Chitando made his country’s intentions clear regarding ownership rules for diamonds and platinum mines. In an interview quoted by Mining Weekly, Chitando said there would be “no change” for diamonds and platinum when asked about the relaxation of Zimbabwe’s indigenisation rules. According to these rules, the state holds 51% of platinum or diamond mines.
Aug. 2, 2021Zimbabwe banned the export of raw chrome with immediate effect in a bid to support the domestic ferrochrome industry. Exports of chrome concentrates will be banned from July 2021 - Government says there are enough smelters in ther country to ensure all exports of ferrochrome ingots.