Corporate Social Investment
The Corporation prides itself in making a positive change in the various communities within which it operates. MMCZ has over the years developed mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders in the mining sector. The Corporation also sponsors the Chamber of Mines Annual General Meetings, and donates towards the successful hosting of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) conference, yearly.
The Corporation responded to the call by the Ministry of Health for donations, following the cholera outbreak in September 2018. MMCZ considered that the pandemic had been declared a national disaster and made a donation of $100,000.00 to the Cholera Crowd Fund, to ensure that some of the necessary medication was made available.
As part of corporate social responsibility, the Corporation also contributed towards the fundraising endeavours of St Giles Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Airforce of Zimbabwe Charity Fund (over $30,000.00 towards construction of Murongwe Primary School in Mount Darwin) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police charity and sports activities. The Corporation has partnered the ZRP Support Unit Volleyball club taking it to the regional championships in Mozambique (2014) Swaziland (2015), Namibia (2016) and Zimbabwe (2017). The team also travelled for the World Volleyball Club Championships in Tunisia (2015) following support from MMCZ.
MMCZ promotes academic excellence in the mining sector by sponsoring the academic excellence awards at the Zimbabwe School of Mines. In October 2018, the Corporation sponsored prizes to the tune of $8,000.00 and this included laptops and cash for the overall top three National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students. Click here for photos. Moreover, MMCZ prides itself in providing experiential learning for students. The Corporation has been donating towards the University of Zimbabwe Mining Engineering department’s field trips.
The Corporation acknowledges that a sustainable future of the mining sector is premised on the inclusion of women and artisanal and small scale miners. To this end, the Corporation engages and partners the umbrella body representing the artisanal and small-scale miners, the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) to build capacity and encourage formalisation of all small-scale miners. This year, MMCZ sponsored the Women in Mining Conference as well as the Small-Scale Miners’ Conference during Mine Entra in Bulawayo. Click here for photos. As a good corporate citizen, the Corporation will continue forging symbiotic relationships within the communities that contribute to the mining sector.