Zimbabwe drafting new coal tariffs

GOVERNMENT has paid tribute to Makomo Resources for keeping the nation's lights on by continuously supplying coal to the Zimbabwe Power Company at a time the country's economy and coal mining sector a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 October 2019


Sable Chemicals to invest in coal bed methane

Fertiliser manufacturer Sable Chemicals has started feasibility studies to mine coal bed methane gas in Lupane as it seeks to cut on its import bill, an official has said.The company, which is the sol...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 September 2019


Coal production down 43% in year to July

The mining sector had another mixed month in July with changes in output varying across the board while total earnings from mining commodities fell by 13% to US$205 million. Positively, gold, the coun...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2019


Makomo coal output plunges in Q1

Coal miner, Makomo Resources, says production in the first quarter of the year remained subdued, with output only reaching half of the company's target due to the unavailability of key raw materials."...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019


Tundiya's company diverts ZPC’s 1 003 tonnes of coal

A FORENSIC audit on Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) has unearthed serious irregularities, where a haulage company owned by Shepherd Tundiya diverted about 1 003 tonnes of coal meant for the Zim...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2019


New twist to Makomo, Zambezi Gas coal field feud

The coal claims feud pitting Zambezi Gas and Makomo Resources has taken a new twist, amid reports that there may have been an "error" in the former's special grant.Zambezi Gas says its special grant g...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2018


Zambezi Gas, Coal Mine appeals to Govt

Zambezi Gas and Coal Mine has implored Government to expeditiously resolve a dispute in which it is accusing Makomo Resources of encroaching into 11 200 hectares of its Hwange-based concession.One of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018


Zambezi Gas doubles coal production

Zambezi Gas, a coal miner in Hwange, has doubled production to 100 000 tonnes per month since it started operating nearly two years ago, the visiting Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Ene...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 November 2018


'Coal-bed methane exploitation to reduce AN costs'

The cost of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) fertiliser, which is largely on the upper side in the country mainly due to high costs of the major component, ammonia, is set to come down once coal - bed methane ga...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018


Govt, steel firm sign coal mining pact

Government yesterday signed a special coal mining grant with iron and steel company Steelmakers that will allow the firm to invest $120 million on expanding its production. With iron and steel plants ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018


Govt to open Sengwa Coal Mine

Government will soon open Gokwe's Sengwa Coal mine as the country seeks to expand energy and electricity generation sources that is critical to the resuscitation of industries in the country, Vice Pre...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 July 2018


Khupe snubbed Mujuru coalition proposal

PEOPLE'S Rainbow Coalition presidential candidate Joice Mujuru has disclosed that MDC-T presidential candidate Thokozani Khupe snubbed her proposal for a coalition ahead of the July 30 polls.This came...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 July 2018


Dabengwa regrets collapse of coalition talks

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has said he regrets the failure by opposition to form a grand coalition to block what he fears will herald political militarisation should the ruling Zanu-PF win the July 3...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018


'Zapu SG blocked coalition with other parties'

ZAPU secretary general Strike Mnkandla has been accused of allegedly sabotaging coalition talks with other opposition parties by vetoing the opposition party's national executive council resolution to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 June 2018


Poll surveys dubious, say Mujuru coalition

People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) has dismissed the recent poll surveys which have literally thrown them out of the election race, in the process concluding it to be a two-horse race pitting the MDC Al...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


$5.2bn coal-to-fuel deal murky

Obscure South African company Nkosikhona Holdings, which recently signed a staggering US$5,2 billion deal with government to turn coal into liquid fuel, cashed in on the Lisulu coal deposits in Hwange...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Sable to raise $200m for coal bed methane project

SABLE Chemical Industries, the country's sole producer of Ammonium Nitrate, is set to embark on a project to set up a $200 million fertiliser manufacturing plant which uses Coal Bed Methane (CBM).Spea...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


Red flag raised over $5,2 billion coal deal

A $5,2 billion deal between the government and Nkosikhona Holdings to turn coal into liquid fuels has raised eyebrows with analysts saying the South African company's credentials are suspect.President...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


Chamisa invites Dabengwa, Mujuru for coalition 'talks'

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said he was mooting a grand coalition with National People's Party leader, Joice Mujuru, Zapu president, Dumiso Dabengwa and other smaller parties in order to dis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 May 2018


Mugabe in coalition talks with Chamisa' - report

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly been "approached by emissaries claiming to represent former president Robert Mugabe and se...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018

Mnangagwa endorses $5,2bn coal-to-liquid project

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday endorsed a $5,2 billion coal-to-liquid project deal signed between Verify Engineering and South Africa's Nkosikhona Holdings.The joint venture will see a coal to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


Zim moves towards coal self-sufficiency

ZIMBABWE is set to produce huge tonnes of coal in the near future driven by the ambitious production targets set by two new miners, Zambezi Gas and Liberation Mining, in a move expected to guarantee a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 May 2018


Khupe's Matebeleland coalition pact collapses

TALKS among five opposition political parties based in Matabeleland region to form a regional pact ahead of this year's general elections have reportedly collapsed as the leaders could not agree on a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


Coal miners cry foul over mining fees

COAL miners in Hwange have cried foul over government's exorbitant land rental fees, which they claimed frustrated development in the mining sector.Peter Mutsinya, chief executive officer of Liberatio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 May 2018


Tsvangirai's brother sued over coalition deal

A man who claims to have stitched a coalition deal for the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai during the 2013 elections has approached the High Court demanding payment from the former prime minister's ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018

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