Zim’s Manager of the Year Award was established in 1978 to recognise best management practices across all sectors of industry and commerce.
The honour bestowed on Moyo has confirmed his managerial skill in the mining industry. This is a tribute to a hardworking manager who has managed to turn around HCCL to blue chip status.
The award demonstrates the sheer determination for success that is inherent at the HCCL and a direct reflection of it’s work ethic.
At the helm of the colliery since 2007, Moyo has managed to resuscitate the coal mining concern, at a time when the company sought new strategies to recapitalise its core operations and growth policies.
Moyo has more than 30 years’ unparalleled experience in major mining concerns in Zimbabwe. Before his appointment as MD, Moyo had previously served HCCL as a graduate learner in 1982. Between 1984 and 1986, he was hired as a shift boss, mining captain, planning engineer and underground manager.
Moyo amassed experience in various capacities at Anglo Coal SA between 1988 and 1989, Shabanie and Mashaba Mines and Bindura Nickel Corporation.
- He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Mining Engineering from Leeds University, UK.
- He is a past vice-president of the Chamber of Mines.
- He is a member of the Institute of Mining Engineers; a holder of a Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and has attended a number of professional courses.
Moyo, a seasoned miner, has employed turnaround policies that have upgraded HCCL as the beacon of Zimbabwe’s mining and energy sector.
At a time when other firms were collapsing amid the economic meltdown, HCCL stayed afloat.
The company maintained its confidence of being the sole reliable supplier of “black gold” in southern Africa and beyond.
HCCL prides itself as a strategic partner in:
- Power generation;
- Steel and allied industries;
- Cement production;
- Brick making;
Moyo’s award aptly caps HCCL’s growth vision of becoming a world-class producer of coal and its related products. The company is rooted in growth, consolidation, stability and decline — a growth strategy that consolidates existing markets, while at the same time ensuring costs are kept at minimum thresholds.
To prove its worth as a mining giant geared toward growth and safety of its workers, HCCL managed to implement top-notch management systems based on ISO 9001: 2008.
HCCL continually reviews its quality policies in order to have a customer focused approach that is consistent in realising frequent improvement and ensure quality at all levels.
The most notable achievements are seen in HCCL’s value chain of ensuring:
- Productivity and performance;
- Team work;
- Continuous improvement.
Mine explorations at HCCL are increasing in tandem with the company’s expansion drive. In February 2006, operations on Chaba Mine began with overburdened production so as to expose coal. The mine’s output has been going up every month. The mine is a new strategy to exploit the Chaba East seams to present the best option to preserve Hwange Coking Coal (HPC) raw coal mining capacity, to levels consistent with established demand.
In addition, this has availed opportunities for a consistent supply of low phosphorous coal from the dragline pit that has the greatest potential to capture new markets locally and for exports.
Highlights of Chaba Mine:
- Reserves +90 million tonnes;
- Planned production 200 000 t/pm (tonnes per month);
- Life of mine- 40 years;
- Exploration complete;
- Mine schedule/plan drawn;
- Exposing coal for bulk testing;
- Use as strategic pit for current operation;
- Coal mining operations began April 5, 2006.
There has been a steady but commendable supply of coal to critical state enterprises such as the Zesa, to ease the current energy shortages.
Being listed on the Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges, is testimony of the company’s international business reputation.
Under Moyo’s leadership, the company has stuck to its motto, ‘Providing so much more than just coal,’ through implementing a diversified business approach. Focus is now on the exploitation of fossil fuels, that is business diversification into areas such as petro-chemicals.
HCCL has over the past three years clinched trade deals with companies in Asia, China and US.