Introduction to the Zimbabwe Chemical Society

The Zimbabwe Chemical Society (ZCS) is a professional and academic national organization serving Zimbabwe and beyond. The society will co-operate and collaborate with the government departments, regulatory organisations, private sector, training institutions, chemical industries and other professional institutions in achieving its objectives.


The Society’s mission is to promote the development and image of chemistry in different ways in Zimbabwe, to advise on chemical education and other chemistry related legislative matters and issues of public and environmental concern, to play a leading role in assuring chemistry professions competence and integrity, and to foster international collaboration as part of the African and international chemical community. The Zimbabwe Chemical Society shall cover all aspects of learning, research application, practice and professional conduct in all branches of chemistry and related disciplines.


The society was inaugurated in August 2018 at the University of Zimbabwe. The inauguration conference was graced by then acting vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe Prof Mashiri.


Standing from Left: Mr Shamuyarira, Mr Tendaupenyu, Prof L Chagonda, Mr Madzima, UZ Deputy Dean Faculty of Science, Dr Makhubalo, Prof Zaranyika, Dr Nhamo, Prof M Muchuweti, Dr Mushonga, Mr Masawi, Dr Nyoni, Mr Mapfumo, Ms Chahwanda.

Kneeling from Left: Dr Kugara (in yellow T-shirt), Ms C Kupara, Mr S Marujana, Prof Mugumbate and Mrs Hungwe.

The inaugural conference drew local and regional chemists from different sectors including tertiary institutions, secondary schools, ministry of health, mining industry, defense forces, regulatory organisations and entrepreneurs.


The Society is pushing for the enactment of Chemistry Professions Act through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science Innovation and Technology Development. The ZCS – Ministry engagement process started in September 2018 and a significant progress have been made.