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Title:The effectiveness of initiatives to promote good governance, accountability and transparency in the extractives sector in Zimbabwe
Author:Murombo, TumaiISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 1464-3731)
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:environmental law
mining law
mining companies
Abstract:The regulation of the extractives sector in Zimbabwe has recently come under scrutiny due to the uncertain social, economic and political environment. Zimbabwe's mining sector was under colonial legislation for a long time and that legislation has recently been reviewed. Existing extractives sector laws do not adequately promote transparency and accountability, an issue recognized by stakeholders throughout the mining sector. The advent of the new constitution and law reform processes indicates Zimbabwe's intention to incorporate good governance, transparency and accountability provisions in the mining sector. State driven reforms have been inspired by global and local civil society initiatives. Analysis shows that, for various reasons, the government does not readily embrace such initiatives, which are important drivers of official policy and legal reforms. Zimbabwean environmental civil society groups have been exceptional in this regard. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]