Murowa Diamonds Mine is a 24-hour open pit mining operation. Production from Murowa began in 2004. In 2015 RioZim took over the management of Murowa at a time the company had stopped mining sighting viability issues.
RioZim led a strategic overhaul exercise for the Company which resulted in a radical change in its business by steering it to a new life of mine plan, new approach to mining and a massive brownfield expansion of the plant code named ‘Project Sunrise’. After having more than tripled its capacity in 2016, Murowa today is a global top 20 diamond mine enabling it to become one of the biggest exporters and foreign currency generators for Zimbabwe.
Our people are the most valuable asset that gives us competitive advantage. Our management approach to human resources aims to ensure that we attract and retain a highly capable, qualified and committed workforce
HEALTH, SAFETY AND
The company believes that the goal of Zero Harm is achievable and it respects the rights of employees, contractors, visitors and the surrounding community in accordance with the local laws, customs and cultures.
Murowa Diamonds’ operations impacts four communities – Mutambi, Mhototi, Murowa, Indaba, Davira and has responsibilities over the Shashe resettlement area. We work consultatively with our local communities via a five-year Communities Action Plan and our programmes directly benefit and impact close to 50,000 people.
Products: The mine produces gem quality diamonds with a significant proportion of high value white and near-white diamonds from open-cut hard rock mining operations. The mine consists of three economically viable kimberlite pipes: K1, K2 and K3.
Delivering sustainable shareholder wealth from natural resources.
The mine employs around 610 people, including full-time contractors – 46 per cent are from the local community and 26 per cent are women.
The mine was formally established in 2004 after an exploration programme that was initiated in the 1990s proved the viability of the Murowa deposit.
The mine produces gem quality diamonds with a significant proportion of high value white and near-white diamonds from open-cut hard rock mining operations. The mine consists of three economically viable kimberlite pipes: K1, K2 and K3.
2017 saw 759,000 carats produced.
Safety is firmly entrenched in Murowa’s culture with the mine winning prestigious safety awards in 2017.