A new platinum mine in Zimbabwe will triple the reserves of Zimplats (ASX:ZIM), the country’s largest platinum miner, and allow the company to replace production from the Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines once they become depleted.
Integrated water resource management (IWRM) became the buzzword for water resources policy gurus in the 1990s. The donors poured millions into projects, plans, programmes and many, many workshops and consultancy exercises. The idea was seemingly neat and simple. Water resources had to be managed locally at catchment level through an inclusive process involving all water users.
I cannot believe it’s the end of the year – where did 2016 go? One thing I know for certain and that is if nothing changes here, we are in a hole so deep it is beginning to feel as if there is no way out. By my calculations the Government in Zimbabwe has now converted all surplus cash in the formal sector of the economy into some form of State debt – treasury bills, an overdraft at the Reserve Bank and a programme to expropriate the hard currency earnings of our exporters at $200 million a month.
The committee meetings listed below, to be held at Parliament, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak. If attending a meeting, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Please note that IDs must be produced.