Zvishavane Town Council COE

Date: November 8, 2015
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Midlands
Baseline score  45
Post 2015 score (2020) (60-Bronze)
Population  117,743
Number of women councillors  4
Number of men councillors  6
Joined the COE programme  2015
Anchored Hub and Spoke Programme (Year)  No
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No
Summit 2016; 2020

Zvishavane is a mining town in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Surrounded by low hills, it lies 97 kilometers west of Masvingo, on the main Bulawayo-Masvingo road. Other roads lead from Zvishavane to Gweru, 121 kilometers north, and Mberengwa, 27 kilometers south-west. It is also on direct rail links to Gweru and Beit Bridge.  It has a private airport serving the city. The town developed as a residential centre for an asbestos mine which started operations in 1916. Although the asbestos mine is the biggest producer of the mineral in Zvishavane, platinum, gold, beryl, chromite iron ore at Buchwa and recently discovered huge deposits of the diamond at Murowa are also mined in the area.

The council is a spoke council in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming, mentored by Gweru City Council.

The council has a gender committee that deliberates on the council’s gender service delivery areas.

Read the council’s 2016 summit case study here.

Read the 2020 SADC Protocol@Work summit report here.

Click here to see who is driving change in the council

 Empowering women, ending violence in Zimbabwe

 Click here to review COE Report card

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