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Managers can form unions: Supreme Court

BY CHARLES LAITON The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark ruling allowing managers to unionise, paving way for the registration of the Banking and Finance Manager’ Union of Zimbabwe (BFMUZ) to form a union. The judgment was delivered by Supreme Court judge Justice Bharat Patel, sitting with justices Ben Hlatshwayo …

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Zimplats Royalty Expenses Hit $12,2m

ZIMBABWE’S largest platinum producer, Zimplats, has recorded a 74 percent increase in royalty and commission expenses to $12,2 million for the half year period ended December 31, 2018. During the comparable period in 2017, royalty and commission expense by the platinum miner stood at $7 million. “Royalty and commission expense …

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Uganda Airlines eyes Harare route

BY FIDELITY MHLANGA Uganda Airlines is expected to soon join a host of other regional airlines flying into Harare. The airline, which recently acquired a fleet of planes, has put Harare on its radar of preferred destinations. In a post on microblogging website, Twitter, the airline said, “Zanzibar, Addis, Harare. …

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Gmaz to Mobilise $80m for Wheat Contract Farming

GRAIN Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has appointed National Wheat Contract Farming Committee (NWCFC), a technical committee to lead the winter wheat contract farming for the next three years. The NWCFC appointment is a private sector response to Finance and Economic Development’s Minister Mthuli Ncube’s sentiments in the 2019 national …

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Road Works Set to Resume

Government and Harare City Council have attended to problems that had stalled some road works in Harare and Mashonaland Central Province, and work is expected to resume soon, officials have said. Road contractors in Harare had stopped working due to increases in prices, while work on the $12,5 million Bindura-Matepatepa …

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Ramaphosa Visit Raises Zimbabwe Revival Hopes

Harare — ZIMBABWE is eagerly awaiting the visit of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa with his tour set to culminate in the two neighbouring countries signing more bilateral agreements. Hopes are high in the crisis-plagued Zimbabwe with Ramaphosa’s upcoming days after another neighbouring country, Botswana, extending a 1 billion Pula …

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Businesses urged to participate in global e-commerce

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI ZIMBABWEAN businesses have been urged to strengthen their participation in the global e-commerce space to promote diversification and increase exports. In a recent publication, the country’s export promotion body, ZimTrade said the southern African nation has the potential to grow its services sector and increase participation of …

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Small Scale Miners Financial Exclusion Weighs Down Forex Scheme

While miners representatives, the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) continue engaging Government on the foreign currency retention scheme threshold with the understanding that it will addresses operational challenges for small scale miners, the artisanal miners’ exclusion from financial products has gravely undermined the scheme. The latest Monetary Policy Statement outlined by …

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Tourism stakeholders to meet for salary review

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI TOURISM workers and employers representatives are this month expected to meet in the capital to review their salaries following the sharp increase in the cost of living, an official has said. Employers’ Association for Tourism and Safari Operators (Eatso) president Clement Mukwasi told NewsDay that the cost …

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Call for specific laws to fight revenge pornography

Fourie Revai The world and Zimbabwe in particular is witnessing a tremendous rise in the use of smart phones and social media. While there are associated benefits attached to the use of such forms of technology, there are negative consequences such as the spread of revenge pornography which have spread …

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