ZVISHAVANE-BASED platinum miner, Mimosa, has donated mining equipment to the Zimbabwe School of Mines as part of efforts to help develop skills required in the mining sector.
by Stephen Chadenga
The mine donated a conveyor belt and a $70 000 front wall to the school.
“The conveyor belt constructed at the school main entrance serves to give students an appreciation of ore conveyance machinery,” Mimosa said in a statement.
“Together with the front wall, the conveyor belt is the latest of Mimosa Mining company’s donations to the Zimbabwe School of Mines, which is one of the mining company’s strategic partners.”
The company said the equipment would assist in the development of skills required in the mining sector.
Mimosa executive chairperson Winston Chitando said his company hoped the equipment would produce skilled miners.
“As Mimosa Mining company, it is our most sincere hope that the donation we have made will go a long way in ensuring that Zimbabwe School of Mines continues to produce a high calibre of miners who will in no doubt be instrumental in growing our country’s economy,” Chitando said.
Mimosa has in past donated administration equipment, learning aides as well as a comprehensive scholarship programmes and infrastructure to Zvishavane Resource Centre, University of Zimbabwe, Great Zimbabwe University and Midlands State University.
The mining company refurbished two wards at Mpilo Central Hospital and revamped an electrical substation and street lights.