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9 000 Farmers Take Up Climate Smart Agric

ABOUT 9 000 farmers in the province have taken up Climate Smart Agriculture programme, offered by the Zimbabwe Framers Union to ensure food security. The programme seeks to transform agricultural systems to ensure food security in the face of climate change. ZFU is sending climate-related messages to farmers’ mobile phones …

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SA’s NUM seeks 37pc pay hike

JOHANNESBURG. —South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has submitted wage hike demands in the gold sector of up to 37 percent over a two year period, according to a document submitted to the Chamber of Mines seen by Reuters. The demands far exceed the current inflation rate of 3,8 …

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Soil conditioning: A step by step guide

Soil pH is an excellent chemical indicator of soil condition (quality and its ability to avail both macro and micro nutrients to the crop) on top of other soil structural quality properties. The soil pH also affects microbial activities in the soil which can impact crop growth and yield. Why …

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Busy day for Zim exhibitors at Indaba

Isdore Guvamombe in Durban, South Africa Zimbabwe, which has a record 51 companies exhibiting at the African Travel Indaba in Durban South Africa, has become an unprecedented hive of activity as tourist wholesalers, buyers, investors and tour operators from across the spectrum, flock to seek investment, travel and tourism opportunities …

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How to manage performance

The establishment of an effective performance management system requires time and resources and therefore the support of the board, executive and other senior management. When developing a new performance management system process, an organisation can set up a committee made up of employees, managers and board members to increase buy-in, …

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Change of vehicle ownership simplified

What is special excise duty? Special Excise Duty is charged in terms of Section 172 of the Customs and Excise Act (Chapter 23:02). It is a tax levied on sale, transfer or disposal of second hand vehicles on change of ownership. Definition of a second hand motor vehicle A second-hand …

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ZMDC calls Chinese firm to order

The Zimbabwe Mining Development  Corporation (ZMDC) is prepared to cancel the joint venture agreement it has with Chinese firm, Beijing Pingchang for the resuscitation of Kamativi tin mine, following delays in consummating the deal. ZMDC and Beijing Pingchang, a former subsidiary of China Railways, signed the deal in 2015 which …

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