Zimbabwe has a vast mineral resource base with great potential to drive economic growth, however there are a number of challenges like limited funding, outdated machinery and limited exploration among many others. The idea is to bridge these gaps through direct foreign investment. Zimbabwe has the skilled manpower to provide labour once operations begin to expand.
There are a lot of opportunities within the mining sector such as; Exploration - Zimbabwe remains under-explored and has potential for more discoveries of new gold deposits. Opportunities therefore exist in the use of modern exploration techniques to discover new gold deposits. Investors may venture into exploration as private entities or through partnerships with the Government, through the Mining Promotion Corporation.
Mining and Mineral Processing- Investors may venture into gold mining either individually or through joint venture partnerships with already existing mining companies. Some mines are using outdated machinery and require retooling to increase efficiency and productivity. Zimbabwe is also host to significant deposits of refractory gold ores. Investment in plant and machinery will provision the necessary technology to treat and process the refractory ores. The Gold sector also has significant activity of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM) who are in need of capacitation in the form of financing and equipment.