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Fastjet Sued Over U.S.$149 000 Debt

By Mary Taruvinga FastJet Airlines Limited has been dragged to court over a US$149 000 debt by National Handling Services (Private) Limited. The two companies entered into a Ground Handling agreement back on August 1 2014. The terms of the arrangement were that NHS was to provide ground handling services …

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Zanu-PF Youths in Mine Grab Storm

Six women chrome miners from Marishongwe area in Shurugwi have pleaded with government to help them recover their mining claims from which they were removed to pave way for Zanu PF youths. This, they said, during a Women in Mining Conference held Wednesday in Bulawayo on the side-lines of the …

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Govt to Cede 70 Percent Ownership to Russia’s Aldrosa in Diamonds Deal

By Leopold Munhende Russian Diamond exploration and mining giant Alrosa will have 70% stake in its joint venture with state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Manicaland with a provision set for possible expansion ‘in the territory of the whole country,’ according to their agreement. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa revealed …

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Govt to Announce Workers’ Package

By Africa Moyo GOVERNMENT is today expected to make an announcement pertaining to civil servants’ conditions of service following engagements by workers’ representatives with President Mnangagwa recently. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza, together with Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube are expected to …

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Sb Moyo Attack – Govt Summons UK Envoy

By Elita Chikwati Government has summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the assault on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Busi Moyo and his delegation in London last week during the re-engagement programme to strengthen ties between the two countries. Government …

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Chitungwiza Council Owes Harare $11m

By Blessings Chidakwa CHITUNGWIZA Municipality’s debt to Harare City Council for its water supplies has ballooned to $11 million from about $5,2 million in the last four years. According to a recent Auditor-General report on local authorities, Chitungwiza owed $5,2 million debt to Harare as at December 2015. The municipality, …

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Agribank Gets Us$10m Facility

By Nesia Mhaka Government, through Agribank has secured a US$10,5 million facility for irrigation equipment and machinery under the Pedstock Centre Pivots Irrigation Facility (Phase 2) from Spain, which will benefit both large and small-scale farmers, as the country moves to improve productivity. The development comes at a time when …

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Mutare Says No to Farm Brick Use

By Wimbainashe Zhakata The City of Mutare has banned the use of farm bricks for construction of commercial, industrial and residential structures, complying with a directive from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). Town clerk Mr Joshua Maligwa confirmed the development in an interview with The Herald. He said the council …

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Duty Waiver On Solar Equipment

By Zvamaida Murwira Government has approved a duty waiver on solar equipment and allowed mining firms to procure energy directly from the Southern African Power Pool. Further, selected hotels in resort areas will soon start paying electricity bills in foreign currency, as part of a raft of measures to overcome …

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Chinese to Invest Us$15m in Solar Plant

By Joseph Madzimure A Chinese firm, Yaowei Technology will set up a US$15 million solar panel plant in Zimbabwe and produce about 500 solar panels per day. Once the project takes off, it will significantly address the ongoing electricity shortages causes by low water levels in Kariba Dam and obsolete …

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