As with all industries/undertakings in Zimbabwe labour/industrial relations are governed by legislation on the one hand and practical usage on the other.  The legal aspect deals with certain conditions and standards that must be followed through the various pieces of legislation that are in force, while the implementation and general administration of the legislation is a more personal matter that differs not only from mine to mine, but in many cases from person to person. For example some companies have large well structured, but perhaps rather inflexible systems where all labour related issues are dealt with strictly in accordance with a code of practice, while others have a more relaxed, flexible attitude that allows scope for innovative solutions.