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Provide training in sustainable mining practices and product marketing for artisan and small-scale miners to increase production and enhance productivity in an environmentally-sustainable manner.


Government Partners With The Bulawayo Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises To Offer Online Capacity Building ProgramS.



Feb. 4, 2021

The government and Bulawayo Chamber of SMEs have partnered in rolling out online capacity-building programs aimed at boosting the production and formalization of enterprises in the sector. The SME sector has been highly regarded in economic sustenance.

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Training for Small-scale miners resumes



March 28, 2019

State gold buying entity Fidelity Printers and Refineries will next month resume small-scale miners’ training programme that is aimed at equipping them with key knowledge needed in their operations. Fidelity introduced the Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining programme in conjunction with the Zimbabwe School of Mines as a response to the glaring skills gap that were apparent in the small-scale miners despite them outpacing primary gold producers in deliveries to the state buyer. In an interview, Fidelity head of Gold Development Initiative Fund Matthew Chidavaenzi said the gold buyer will then target trainees from the programme as the core group from which it will get applicants for funding through the gold mobilisation fund. The programme has already seen more than 250 miners benefiting after Fidelity organised two courses in Bulawayo and Kwekwe last year.

Fidelity partners School of Mines in training programme

The Chronicle


Oct. 23, 2018

SOLE gold buyer Fidelity Printers and Refiners Private Limited has partnered with the Zimbabwe School of Mines (ZSM) in Bulawayo to embark on a training programme to capacitate gold producers with skills and fundamentals of safe mining. Fidelity Printers public relations officer, Ms Chelesani Moyo, said in a statement that they had engaged ZSM to empower gold producers across the country so as to boost output and encourage safe mining practices.

Government scrapped consultation fees for small-scale miners to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment certificates.



Nov. 28, 2018

Government scrapped consultation fees for small-scale miners to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment certificates.The Environmental Management Agency has since designed an Environmental Management Plan Self-filling Template that no longer requires consultancy. The move comes barely days after Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, who oversees EMA, made an undertaking to scrap the fee after consultations with her Mines and Mining Development counterpart Minister Winston Chitando over the issue.