The Kariba Minerals Ltd, Mapatizya mine has been in operation in the Zimba district region for over fifty years, producing amethyst that is widely recognized for its high quality. Worldwide, it is one of the oldest mines for semi-precious stones and one of the largest sources of quality amethysts. Kariba Minerals Ltd is well aware that mining operations have a direct impact on the daily lives of the local people, and therefore the company actively participates in the development of the area by training and employing local workers and investing in the development and construction of infrastructure. Kariba’s social responsibility toward our local community is at the heart of our plans.

Kariba Minerals Ltd is a major economic development stakeholder in the Mapatizya community, and what the local population contributes to the company in the form of labour is reinvested in the community.


A number of facilities have been built to foster improved quality of life for the community. A new police station was opened recently. Schools have been built to provide children from 6 to 16 with access to quality elementary school education. Since workplace health and safety is an important issue for Kariba Minerals, the company supported the construction of a medical centre. The clinic treats a number of people every day and provides the entire local community with access to fast and effective medical care. The roads and bridges are regularly maintained by Kariba Minerals Ltd. The company supports the construction and upkeep of small dams to assist in local subsistence farming. Kariba also drills and maintains wells to ensure that the people have access to potable water.


In addition to over 200 workers who work in the mine, Kariba Minerals has helped create several dozen jobs related to infrastructure construction and operations. Over 3000 people have been supported directly or indirectly by the mine for many years.


Check our website regularly for job opportunities and send you application using the details below.


Plot No. 11901, Kakota Road

P.O. Box 37080,

Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260 211 841 059


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