Zimbabwe School Of Mines

Serving the SADC mining industry

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REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING

Zimbabwe School of Mines is an institution that serves all the countries in the SADC region.  Students from all SADC countries are accepted together with any other international students.  ZSM believes in sharing knowledge and experiences with other educational and mining institutions in the world.  Information exchanges and partnerships are promoted as follows: -

ZAMBIA

First external examiner (Dr.SixtusMulenga) was from Zambia.
Two SADC representatives in the ZSM Board came from the Faculty of Mining at the University of Zambia (Dr. Jere and Professor Krishna.)
ZCCM & the Copper Belt University facilitated a ZSM Executive exposure trip to the Copper Belt Mines in Zambia.
The School has started selling modules for the Mine Managers Certificate of Competency to Zambia.

MOZAMBIQUE

Exchange protocol in with Mozambique School of Mines in Moatize, Tete.
ZSM trained 3 ex-graduates of MSM.
Linkages exist with the Geology department and the National Geological Museum in Mozambique.

MALAWI

Linkages with the Ministry of Mines in Malawi and department of Geology in Blantyre.
Trained Government Mining Inspectors for the Malawi Ministry of Mines.
Since 1994 trained 5 students from Malawi.
Attended an International Mining Exhibition in Malawi.

BOTSWANA

The School has a lot of contacts with various individual mines in Botswana
The School has conducted in-house training at mines in Botswana.
Trained students from Orapa, Tati, Debtswana and BCL Ltd.
Over the years, ZSM has trained more than 20 students from Botswana.
ZSM participated in 2 international exhibitions in Botswana.

SOUTH AFRICA

The School’s Mine Engineer’s Study material was bought from South Africa as a royalty from Veasyes College.
Had exchange of intellectual information with Wits University and Pretoria Technical College.
The new initiative for upgrading NC student from RSA through Sekhukhune College.

CHILE

The Northern College in Canada started a partnership protocol with Chile to start a School of Mines similar to ZSM.
The agreement is that ZSM will be called upon to provide consultant services at the Chile School of Mines.

ALGERIA

New Initiative: Algeria is starting El Abed School of Mining.  A Memorandum of Understanding is being drafted, where ZSM will assist in setting up the school and exchange of intellectual material.

TANZANIA

Trained one person from Tanzania.
The School is in touch with the Chamber of Mines of Tanzania.
ZSM has provided information to the Chamber to send people to come and study at ZSM.
Mineral Resource Institute of Tanzania

NAMIBIA

New initiative: The school has contacts with the Ministry of Mines in Namibia and the Namibian Embassy in the country who are helping in recruiting students for the School.
The School is currently training 42 students in various disciplines in first and second years.

ANGOLA

New initiative: The school has contacts with the Ministry of Mines in Angola and the Angolan Embassy in the country, who are helping in recruiting students for the School.

Other partnerships developed are as follows: -

Northern College – Canada
Cambrian College – Canada
Other School of Mines in UK & Australia
Regional & International Universities

Internal Relationships & Networks

Internally ZSM has cordial and relationships and linkages with:

  • MM&MD and all its Parastatals and Departments
  • Chamber of Mines & All Professional Associations affiliated to it
  • Zimbabwe Miners Federation
  • Women Miners Association
  • Meteorological Department
  • Youth in Mining
  • University of Zimbabwe, NUST, Lupane State University & IMR.