The Mberengwa-Zvishavane Miners Association says it wants a re-orientation of artisanal miners who must appreciate the changing dynamics of the industry.

Artisanal miners are generally known as amakorokoza.

Over the years they have been known more as a menace than in positive light.

However, efforts to decriminalise artisanal mining seem to be yielding fruit.

More gold deliveries to Fidelity Printers and Refiners have been witnessed.

The Mberengwa -Zvishavane Miners Association however said there is still some bad practices such as environmental damage and relations with communities that still need redressing.

The perception in most cases is that the miners popularly known as amakorokoza are a menace.

In other areas the amount of environmental damage left behind by these gold seeking individuals has angered communities.