The Zimbabwe Annual Mining Conference Press Briefing was held earlier today the 28th of May 2021 at Chamber Of Mines Zimbabwe in Mt Pleasant. At the press briefing for the Annual Mining Conference, Elizabeth Nerwande mentioned the commitment that the Zimbabwean Mining Sector has to the communities that surround it.
This was in response to a question from YaFM who wanted to really understand if the conference will tackle issues surrounding the investment by Mining companies in local community programs.
The corporate social responsibility programs forms a major component of the compliance package for indigenization and economic empowerment within the mining sector. Therefore it is imperative that the mining companies within Zimbabwe reassess their CSR programs to ensure that they are reaping the maximum benefits from their investments into the community by fostering long good relations with their surrounding community as well as ensuring that their CSR projects are taken into account from a government stand point.
The Zimbabwe mining industry focuses on a diverse range of small to medium mining operations and plays a very significant role in the development of the country as it brings foreign currency, contributes to government revenue growth and also provides for infrastructure development. The most important minerals produced by Zimbabwe include gold, asbestos, chromite, coal and base metals. The mining industry contributes approximately 8% towards the country’s GDP.