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New minister may thwart Zimplats indigenisation deal

Indigenisation Minister Christopher Mushohwe may not uphold the previous minister's empowerment credits deal with Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit.

Platinum giants vie to mine in Zim

Having been compelled to submit plans to construct base-metal refineries in Zimbabwe, platinum producers have filed their response to government.

Zimbabwe to seize Zimplats mining land

Zimbabwe plans to seize 28 000 hectares of land leased to a subsidiary of Impala Platinum the government said were being underutilised.

Mugabe broadside leaves Zimplats takeover in a muddle

Implats has taken "legal advice" to protect its rights.

Row over Zim indigenisation deals

Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono are locked in a battle over indigenisation policy.

Zim power crisis sparks concern

As usage outstrips supply, electricity outages are hobbling the country's corporate sector, writes Tawanda Karombo.

Dozens of miners trapped underground at Zimplats mine

Sixty-five miners are trapped underground at Zimbabwe's Mimosa mine, which is jointly owned by Impala Platinum and Aquarius Platinum.

Struggle for Zimplats not over yet

There's still been no deal set in stone on indigenising Impala's Zimbabwe operation despite the progress that has been made so far.

Zimplats cave-in expected to bring other firms to heel

With the largest foreign investor in Zimbabwe beaten by the government's equity demands, the rest are expected to fall quickly into line.

Zimplats hands over majority shares to government

The Zimbabwean government and Zimplats have reached an agreement to transfer a 51% stake to local investors, as required by a controversial law.

Zimplats’ call for extension denied

Zimbabwe has rejected a request by platinum miner Zimplats to extend a deadline to hand over a nearly 30% stake under a contentious equity law.

Zimplats’s fate awaited as Zim refuses deadline extension

Zimbabwe has turned down a request from Impala Platinum to extend a BEE hand-over deadline at its Zimplats unit to a state-run fund.

Zim’s Kasukuwere threatens Implats with takeover

Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has warned Impala Platinum he will take the mine over if it doesn't comply with Zimbabwe's BEE laws.

Zimplats given two weeks to hand over 29.5% stake

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit has been ordered to transfer 29.5% of its shares to a state-run fund in order to comply with local empowerment laws.

Zim steps up pressure to hand shares over to locals

Foreign firms are learning that token deals will not appease Mugabe: Zimbabwe wants them to sell majority interests to locals before elections.

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