Use It or Lose It

The ‘Use It or Lose It’ Policy in the mining sector INTRODUCTION In terms of Section 2 of the Mines and Minerals Act (Chapter 21:05), the ownership, control, exploitation and disposal of all minerals, mineral oils and natural gases is vested in the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. It is the responsibility of the […]

Forfeiture of Mining Locations

Forfeiture of Mining Locations INTRODUCTION Forfeiture is a legal process that allows the Mining Commissioner to take away a mining location from an unproductive owner and open it up for relocation or acquisition by another individual. Loosely interpreted, forfeiture is the loss of one’s mining location due to non-compliance with the law. It is one […]