Mining Sector

Mining is the major attraction in the country with over 60 international tradeable minerals. Zimbabwe has the second highest deposits of platinum in the world. Major mineral belts include: The Great Dyke belt (P.G.Ms., chrome, gold etc.), Coal field include Beit Bridge-Gokwe-Hwange belt and the Marange diamond fields.

Foreign investors are free to invest in the mining value chain which includes provision of finance and technical services, exploration, extraction, logistics, beneficiation and value edition.

Foreign investors are allowed to own 100% shareholding for mining operations in all other minerals except for platinum and diamonds which the foreign investor is expected to jointly own with the Government on a 49/51 basis in favor of Govt.

For more details on the above, download the Investment Guidelines and Opportunities in Zimbabwe document ( or log on to: (