Darwendale Platinum Mine, Zimbabwe

The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) is considering a guarantee for financing of equipment to the company Great Dyke Investments (Pty) Limited’s new Darwendale Platinum Mine. The mining project includes the construction and operation of underground mining activities to extract Platinum Group Metals (PGM) as well as processing facilities. The mining lease covers 6,500 hectares and is located in close vicinity to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. 

The project has a preliminary classification as category A and its key environmental and social risks and impacts relate to the following key areas: surface and ground water; community health, safety and livelihoods; resettlement; biodiversity; and cultural heritage.

The original Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the project is available here: ESIA

EKN conducts Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) of the project based on the existing ESIA. EKN is also in dialogue with involved parties to ensure that risks are managed in line with international standards. 

The information was published on EKN´s website www.ekn.se February 8, 2021. Comments on the project can be made within at least 30 days. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).

Web page last updated 8 Feb 2021