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Goldberg Rindayi Chimonyo

Director of Research
Center for Research and Development (Zimbabwe)
Goldberg R. Chimonyo is Director of Research at the Center for Research and Development.  Based at Africa University (Zimbabwe), Goldberg teaches in the Geography and Environmental studies department (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences). He teaches among other courses, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies, Introduction to Environmental Systems, Environmental Hazards and Human Response, and Environmental Management and Economics.
His research interests include Environmental Management, rural and community development as well as Land and water rights. Notable works include Integration of water and land policies in the SADC for agricultural development, The impact of the Land Reform process on the economy of Zimbabwe and The Effects of Water and Gender on Food Security in Gwanda District. 


  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Land and Water Rights


  • M.A. University of Wales, St. David’s University College
  • B.A. University of Wales, St. David’s University College

Library Articles

The Social, Economic and Environmental Implications of Diamond Mining in Chiadzwa

The primary agendas in the public domain were to comprehensively address the challenges of formal and informal miners in Chiadzwa and at the same time ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the villagers and national economic recovery. In Chiadzwa, the intrusion of mining, displaced the cultural and social mosaic while privatizing the commons and subjecting the villagers to several risks and harms...

The Social, Economic and Environmental Implications of Diamond Mining in Chiadzwa

"Diamond mining in Chiadzwa started as an illegal activity carried out by members of the community who were attempting to find alternative sources of livelihood. It is said that by 2006, De Beers (a South African Diamond Mining Company) had undertaken some feasibility studies and prospecting in Chiadzwa after being granted a prospecting order by the government. The presence of diamonds was...

Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining in Penhalonga

"Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods. It is a fact that whichever mining method, gold mining has environmental...