Zimbabwe School Of Mines

Serving the SADC mining industry

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S ANNUAL REPORT 2013/2014

THE GUEST OF HONOUR, CEO CHAMBER OF MINES

MINISTERS AND GOVERNORS PRESENT

THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BULAWAYO, MR THABA MOYO

CHAIRMAN OF THE ZSM BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER OF MINES NAMIBIA

CEO OF THE CHAMBER OF MINES NAMIBIA

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AND ITS SUB COMMITTEES

MINING EXECUTIVES

REPRESENTATIVE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE SADC REGION

REPRESENTATIVE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN ZIMBABWE

ZSM STAFF

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

ALL PROTOCOL OBSERVED

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

1.1 WELCOME REMARKS

The ZSM family welcomes you all to the Zimbabwe School of Mines’ (ZSM) 20th, ANNUAL GRADUATION & PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY, being hosted under the theme “CHURNING OUT SKILLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFICIATION OF THE SADC MINERAL RESOURCES.

1.2 ZSM Overview Performance 2013/4

In 2013, ZSM ‘s performance was in line with set strategic directions. ZSM achieved 90% of the planned objectives for the year ending 2013. In an all Stakeholder involved process, the produced its 5 year (2014-2018). The School’s Strategic Directions dovetails and compliments the national ZIMASSET program.

In this regard the School has undertaken the following:

· Development and started running courses for Artisanal/Small Scale Miners.

· Development and started running courses for non-mining trained professional.

· Developed and started running a special course for media personnel to understand the general mining business so that the scriber are able to advise the public correctly.

· The School over-stretched the optimal enrolment levels from 30 students per discipline to 50 students.

· The School has put up strategies to prepare itself to be one of the main feeder institution into PAMUST. ZSM is also prepared to provide some of the physical facilities for PAMUST to use before it start having its permanent facilities.

· In response to industry and national advancement in CBM, the School has developed a post-graduate course in Methane Gas Mining which is ready for delivery.

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20thGRADUATION AND AWARD CEREMONY AT THE ZIMBABWE SCHOOL OF MINES ON 3rd OCTOBER 2014:

PRESENTED BY THE : CHAMBER OF MINES ZIMBABWE VICE PRESIDENT MR T MUGANYI

Graduation theme

Churning out skills for the development and beneficiation of the SADC mineral resources’

Introduction

Key strategic and policy thrust for mining in Zimbabwe is anchored in

  1. Ensuring that communities hosting resources derive greater benefits from the exploitation of these mineral resources coined the mining social licence to operate.
  2. Maximising the contribution of benefits (fiscal, social and infrastructural development) from minerals through value addition and beneficiation
  3. Ensuring that extraction of minerals is done in a sustainable manner, mitigating environment and climate impact of mining on host communities.

This is enshrined in the Value addition and beneficiation cluster in ZIMASSET. This is not unique to Zimbabwe but enshrined in the African mining vision also.

On the other hand this mining vision has got to be balanced with the fact that mining is capital intensive hence requires investors, mining has to be carried out profitably and that each mineral ore body has unique mineral and economic metrics.

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