Income Tax Custom Duty

  • A holder of a special mining lease, corporate income is taxed at a special rate of 15% instead of the general tax rate of 25%.\
  • Suspension of duty on goods imported for specific mine development operations: Customs duty suspension is granted to a mining location importing specified goods during the project’s life cycle for mining development operations such as sinking shafts, installation of machinery,construction,and erection of facilities for the production and conveyance of minerals.
  • Deferment of Value Added Tax: Vat deferment is granted to mining companies on capital equipment imported for a period of ninety days subject to the conditions set by ZIMRA Commissioner-General.

Gold Delivery Incentives for Small Scale Gold Producers

  • The small scale Gold Producers who receive their payment for Gold delivered to Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) through their bank Accounts or plastic money shall be entitled to a 5% incentive.
  • The 5% incentive shall be paid into the USD Bank Account of the Small Scale Gold Producer.\
  • Small Scale Producer who are paid cash on delivery of Gold shall not be entitled to the 5% incentive

Royalty on Gold for Small Scale Miners

  • In to support this sector, Government levied a lower rate of royalty of 3% on small scale gold producers whose output does not exceed 0.5kg per month

Procedures &Requirements of Acquiring Mining Title

  • The Agent is required to physically peg the area by marking the deposit with a discovery peg. She should also post Prospecting, Discovery and Registration notices on the ground. The notices must be posted in conspicuous manner to alert other prospectors.
  • Before posting these notices the agent is required to inform or seek consent from the landowner of his intention to prospect. Note consent is only sought from the landowner if prospecting on a farm less than 100 hectares, otherwise the prospector is only required to inform the farm/land owner in writing either by registered mail or by hand delivery.

Application details Required

1. Ordinary /Special Prospecting Licence under Part IV

  •  Full name &Address, Payment of appropriate fees, for individuals –applicant to be above 18 yrs old and national id required, for companies –certificate of registration.

2. Exclusive Prospecting order under Part VI

  •  Proposed work programme, area of description, certificate of incorporation, details of directors, company shareholding structure

3. Mining lease under Part V111

  •  List of minerals to be mined, sketch plan of area, details of reef blocks in the area, list of mining locations contained, name and address of land owner

4. Special Mining Lease under Part IX

Mining titles offered

  • Ordinary /Special Prospecting Licence under Part IV
  • Exclusive Prospecting order under Part VI
  • Mining lease under Part V11
  • Special Mining Lease under Part IX
  • Special Grant under Part XIX
  • Special Grant under Part XX

Medium & Large Scale Mines





Jena mine

Currently operating


Zisco Steel/Bimco mine

Not operating

List of the minerals currently mined in the Province

  • Gold,
  • Silver,
  • Chrome,
  • Tantalite,
  • Barytes,
  • Nickel,
  • Platinum,
  • Polladium,
  • Ruthenium,
  • Copper,
  • Antimony,
  • Limestone,
  • Talc,
  • Silica,
  • Quarts,
  • Red oxide,
  • Cobalt,
  • Iridium,
  • Rhodium,
  • Iron ore,
  • Asbestos,
  • Diamonds,
  • Ochre,
  • Chrome

*Note: there are 53 minerals in the Province but currently the above mentioned minerals are being mined

Geology of the Province

The Geology of the Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

The Midlands Province is located in the central part of Zimbabwe and includes the following towns Gweru (the provincial capital), Kwekwe, Shurugwi, Zvishavane, Mberengwa and Mvuma which are predominantly mining towns, and includes Gokwe North and Gokwe South Districts which are also surrounded by mining activities, see figure 1 below.


Services Offered

  • Claims Registration,
  • Special Grant processing,
  • processing of site of woks plan,
  • facilitating compliance with mining regulations,
  • resolving mining disputes,
  • mine inspection,
  • dump samplings and underground surveys,
  • issuing mining title,
  • ore disposal permits,
  • mining law advice to clients,
  • amendment of statutes gold trade,
  • payments and receipting
  • Mine evaluations and ore reserves estimates,
  • Ore body modelling,
  • Mapping, Estimations of life of mine,
  • Geo-technical assistance ie rock mechanics and support,
  • Identifying safety issues and hazards that can be improved,
  • Advice on legal compliance,

Midlands Province Departments

Technical Departments

  1. Zimbabwe Geological Survey
  2. Department of Metallurgy
  3. Mining Engineering
  4. Mining Survey
  5. Mining Law and  Administrative
  6. Workshop
  7. Mining Promotion and Development

Non-Technical Departments

  1. Finance and Administration
  2. Human Resources