Surveyors Gear Up for a One-Day Symposium on Friday in Bulawayo

Gabriel Mwale

The Association of Mine Surveyors of Zimbabwe (AMSZ) is preparing for an enlightening one-day symposium set to take place on Friday at the Zimbabwe School of Mines (ZSM) in Bulawayo.

This symposium, led by the AMSZ in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, and the ZSM, promises to delve into critical aspects of the mining industry with a focus on empowering mine surveyors to play a pivotal role in its growth and development.

At the forefront of this initiative is AMSZ President Gabriel Mwale, whose dedication to ensuring that mine surveyors assume leadership roles in mining growth and development initiatives is commendable. Mwale’s efforts also extend to promoting sustainable mining practices, reflecting the AMSZ’s commitment to fostering responsible mining operations in Zimbabwe.

The AMSZ one-day symposium represents a pivotal moment for stakeholders in the mining sector to come together, share insights, and chart a course for the future of mining in Zimbabwe. With a focus on education, regulation, and sustainability, this gathering promises to be a catalyst for positive change within the industry.

The symposium aims to address a spectrum of pertinent issues crucial to the advancement of the mining sector. Among the topics slated for discussion are:

1. Update on Submissions to the Government of Zimbabwe’s Mining Bill: Deliberations will center on proposed inputs for subsequent mining regulations, aiming to ensure that legislative frameworks are conducive to sustainable and responsible mining practices.

2. Enhancing the Role of the Zimbabwe School of Mines: As the mining industry evolves, there is a pressing need to explore ways in which educational institutions like the Zimbabwe School of Mines can adapt to meet the changing demands of the sector.

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3. Deliberation on the Government of Zimbabwe’s Mine Surveyor Certificate of Competency (ZGMSCC): This segment will delve into the history, current examination procedures, and necessary revisions required to align the certification process with the industry’s evolving needs and trends.

4. Update and Adoption of Recommendations from the Zimbabwe National Qualifications Framework (ZNQF) with Regards to Mine Surveying: Given the dynamic nature of the mining industry, it is imperative to ensure that qualifications frameworks remain relevant and responsive to industry requirements.

5. Election of a New AMSZ Curriculum Development Committee: The symposium will also provide a platform for the election of a new committee tasked with driving curriculum development initiatives within the AMSZ, ensuring that educational programs remain aligned with industry standards and best practices.

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