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BREAKING: Gvt gazettes new mining fees through SI185 of 2021

BREAKING: Gvt gazettes new mining fees through SI185 of 2021

Winston Chitando

Government has increased Mining Fees.

The government announced the new mining fees through Statutory Instrument 185 of 2021 Mining (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (No. 26) released on the 25th of June 2021.

The new mining fees were welcomed by Zimbabwe’s largest mining body the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) whose President Ms Henrietta Rushwaya indicated the new prices were in tandem with the current economic situation in the country.

Henrietta Rushwaya
Henrietta Rushwaya – Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) President

“We applaud government efforts in ensuring that our requests get utmost attention especially the request we made previously with regards to the increase on mining fees which had been implemented and gazetted earlier during the year. We are quite happy to say as Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) the fees that have been gazetted as of today are quite in tandem with the current economic situation in the country and we are pleased to be the ones who are now welcoming the gazetted fees as an entity and as small-scale miners representative body we say thank you to government,”.

Notable increases are:-

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  • Special prospecting licence – 47 855,00
  • Ordinary prospecting licence – 6 375,00
  • Registration as an approved prospector valid for 5 years – 255 000,00
  • Registration to deal in Precious Stones (Valid for 5 years) – 15 000,00
  • Application for an EPO (Non-refundable) – 127 500,00
  • Renewal for a Certificate of Registration as Approved Prospector (CRAP) – 31 875,00
  • Transporting or Processing Carbon without Carbon movement permit – 637 500,00
  • Transporting Ore without an Ore movement permit – 31 875,00
  • Operating without a Custom Milling Licence – 318 750,00
  • Gold Jewellery Permit – 31 875,00/5 years
  • Gold Jewellery Permit – 31 875,00/5 years
  • Exporting Cut and Polished diamond (per shipment) – 3 230,00
  • Special Mining Lease Inspection – 3 230,00/ha/ year
  • Application for registration of Precious Metal Block – 12 750,00
  • Full Blasting License (FBL) with an endorsement for fiery Mines/Surface – 19 125,00

DOWNLOAD S.I. 185 of 2021 Mining (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (No. 26) Norm

Notes:
1. The application fee is not refundable.
2. All fees may be payable in foreign currency at the prevailing official exchange rate.
3. The Mining (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (No.25), published in Statutory Instrument 46 of 2021, are repealed.

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