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Escalating ecological crisis in Mutoko as hazardous black

Sep 30, 2020· Mutoko communities are forced to endure an unbearable ecological crisis as several mining companies continue mining the precious black granite violating environmental and labour laws without any consequence. The mining companies continue to exploit Mutoko’s natural black granite resource by unjustly violating graveyards, farms and sacred

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Black granite mining: The bane of Mutoko The Standard

Feb 24, 2019· Zimbabwe produces an estimated 150 000 tonnes of granite annually with Mutoko district contributing about 75% of the total black granite output. According to the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe, 98% of the mined black granite is exported to Italy, South Africa, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore

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Black granite mining, Mutoko demands development share

Jun 30, 2020· MUTOKO (Mining Index) MUTOKO villagers have called on granite mining companies to proactively contribute to the district’s development initiatives.The call was made during an all stakeholders held at Chief Mutoko’s court on Friday last week. By Business Reporter Tuesday 30 June 2020. The meeting brought together five of the nine granite mining

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Another resource curse? Black Granite from Mutoko

Mutoko Black Granite Curse (ZELA and Action Aid) [click to view] By Terry Tinotenda Mutsvanga. The "Curse" of Black Granite in Mutoko is a documentary that exposes the negative impact of extraction mining in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on Mutoko. [click to view] [2]Dolorosa Mubvumbi (Mashonaland East Province. Deceased [click to view]

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Effects of black granite mining in Mutoko mount up

Feb 12, 2019· This Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, in Denmark was built using Mutoko black granite. It is believed the mining company that exported black granite towards the construction of Royal Danish Library paid less than $45 000 to Mutoko Rural District Council in tax royalties, who in turn supplied Italian designers at $600 per square meter slice before

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Black granite quarrying take toll on Mutoko communities

This is why Mutoko has been stagnant in terms of development whilst being devastated by the impacts of black granite mining on its environment. “When these companies take this black granite out of Zimbabwe and they polish it, they sell it for more than USD$900 per ton.

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BLACK GRANITE MINING: Mutoko demands development share

Mutoko villagers have called on granite mining companies to proactively contribute to the district’s development initiatives. The call was made during an all stakeholders held at Chief Mutoko’s court on Friday last week. The meeting brought together five of the nine granite mining companies, traditional leaders, political leaders, the local authority and representatives of

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Another resource curse? Black Granite from Mutoko

Mutoko is in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. [1] Quarrying companies are extracting the ‘black granite’ in Mutoko for export. The black granite has now been classified as a mineral by the Zimbabwe government. This is mainly due to its semi-precious nature and high value it fetches on the market.

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A Black Diamond Curse for Mutoko Zimbabwe Today

One of the prominent architecture made from Black Granite mined in Mutoko is the $82 million Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 21 500m2 library was designed with an external façade of 75kg granite stone polished and supplied by an Italian company at a cost of $9.12 million in 2009.

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Granite in Mutoko not benefitting locals The Zimbabwean

After the government realised that black granite was the strongest rock in the world and the most expensive, it was re-classified from a natural resource to a mineral. But since then the lives of poor people in Mutoko North have not changed for the better. Blind eye. Only a few politicians and mining companies have reaped huge financial rewards.

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BLACK GRANITE MINING: Mutoko demands development share

Mutoko villagers have called on granite mining companies to proactively contribute to the district’s development initiatives. The call was made during an all stakeholders held at Chief Mutoko’s court on Friday last week. The meeting brought together five of the nine granite mining companies, traditional leaders, political leaders, the local authority and representatives of government []

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Another resource curse? Black Granite from Mutoko

Mutoko is in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. [1] Quarrying companies are extracting the ‘black granite’ in Mutoko for export. The black granite has now been classified as a mineral by the Zimbabwe government. This is mainly due to its semi-precious nature and high value it

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Escalating ecological crisis in Mutoko as hazardous black

Sep 30, 2020· Mutoko communities are forced to endure an unbearable ecological crisis as several mining companies continue mining the precious black granite violating environmental and labour laws without any consequence. The mining companies continue to exploit Mutoko’s natural black granite

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Black granite: meagre revenue from prized stone The

For 50 years, black granite has been mined primarily in the north-eastern parts of the country, in areas such as Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe, Murehwa and Mutoko. Zimbabwe produced 223 356 tonnes of granite last year up from 161 123 tonnes in 2017, data from the Zimbabwe Chamber of Mines shows.

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Black granite mining and the implications for the

Apr 27, 2013· An analysis of benefits and costs of black granite quarrying in Mutoko district, Zimbabwe: A socio-cultural, bio-physical approach. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 12 (3), 324–337. Google Scholar

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A Black Diamond Curse for Mutoko Zimbabwe Today

One of the prominent architecture made from Black Granite mined in Mutoko is the $82 million Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 21 500m2 library was designed with an external façade of 75kg granite stone polished and supplied by an Italian company at a cost of $9.12 million in 2009.

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A black Diamond Curse For Mutoko » 263Chat

One of the prominent architecture made from Black Granite mined in Mutoko is the $82 million Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 21 500m2 library was designed with an external façade of 75kg granite stone polished and supplied by an Italian company at a cost of $9.12 million in 2009.

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GRANITE MINING: THE NEVER-ENDING MUTOKO DISASTER

Apr 21, 2017· Mines and Minerals Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa said that he was aware of the manner of which mining companies are operating in Mutoko and said that he will look in to the issue. ‘I am very much aware of the mining of black granite in Mutoko and will commission a task force to look into such issues,’ he said.

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Granite in Mutoko not benefitting locals The Zimbabwean

After the government realised that black granite was the strongest rock in the world and the most expensive, it was re-classified from a natural resource to a mineral. But since then the lives of poor people in Mutoko North have not changed for the better. Blind eye. Only a few politicians and mining companies have reaped huge financial rewards.

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Zim losing out on granite royalties The Herald

The MMCZ also reports that Mutoko District contributes about 75 percent of the country’s total black granite output. At least 95 percent of an estimated 150 000 tonnes mined annually in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe: Mutoko Granite Miners Leave Land Reclamation to

Black granite mining in Mutoko started in the early 1970s. Currently, there are more than 11 companies mining black granite in the area, two of which are foreign-owned.

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The 'curse' of black granite in Mutoko YouTube

Dec 13, 2016· By Terry Tinotenda Mutsvanga The "Curse" of Black Granite in Mutoko is a documentary that exposes the negative impact of extraction mining in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on Mutoko.

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Granite in Mutoko not benefitting locals Nehanda Radio

May 16, 2015· According to some Mutoko residents, politicians and quarry miners are believed to have reached a deal that resulted in each politician getting a stake in the granite mining business.

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Build a structure to symbolise black granite Mining Zimbabwe

As mining activities are continuing within the Mutoko communities and mountains being razed down, it is of great importance that the government of Zimbabwe together with the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development join hands and come up with methods and means of coming up with a historical infrastructure constructed with black granite stones

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