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Questions of the Day in 2018

By Seewell Mashizha Golden-voiced jazz singer and pianist, Nat King Cole, in the song “Ballerina” sang about the fact of people living and learning. So, yes indeed, we live and learn, but what are the lessons that we learn? In the early years of Thomas Mapfumo’s transition from a singer …

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Bulawayo Council Goes Green, to Erect CBD Solar Panels

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has set plans in motion to erect panels at strategic places within the Central Business District to harvest solar energy. Key buildings in the city, Tower Block and Revenue Hall – the nerve center of the local authority’s operations – have been operating without electricity …

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Mbanje – Small Farmers Want Share of the Pie

By Elita Chikwati Farmers have requested engagement with Government over the production of cannabis to ensure the business also benefits smallholder growers. This follows the legalisation of the production of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. The legalisation was announced by Health and Child Care Minister Dr …

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Cannabis Not for Recreation, Gvt

By Paidamoyo Chipunza The use of cannabis, also known as hemp, for recreational purposes, is still illegal in Zimbabwe and the reason for legalising its production is specifically for medicinal and industrial purposes, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. Recreational activity involves the smoking of cannabis …

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MDC-T Khupe’s Spokesperson Ejected From ZCTU Workers’ Day Event

Workers’ Day commemorations should not be politicised by any organisation and should not be an event to score cheap political scores, MDC-T Thokozani Khupe’s national spokesperson, Linda Masarira, said. This comes after she was escorted out of Dzivarasekwa Stadium in Harare Tuesday where Workers’ Day commemorations main events organised by …

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Rosy outlook for Mugabe firm

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Despite being dethroned, Mugabe could be smiling all the way to the bank after all. An official with Mugabe’s Alpha Omega Dairy (Pvt) Ltd Cassim Asani told NewsDay that capacity utilisation had firmed to 89% from the 60% recorded last year after the dairy firm expanded its …

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fastjet maintains punctuality in Q1

BY BUSINESS REPORTER The airline operates in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia and has taken the lead in many markets, comparing its data with on-time performance statistics published by its peers. In South Africa, fastjet’s punctuality is well ahead of two out of the country’s three low-cost airlines, …

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Air Zim to lose monopoly

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Speaking at the commissioning of the new sewer system at the JM Nkomo International Airport last week, Transport and Infrastructure Development permanent secretary, George Mlilo, said the monopoly over Harare-Bulawayo route by Air Zimbabwe was over. “I know there has been pressure on government to allow other …

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Tobacco prices firm on floors

BY FIDELITY MHLANGA The average price during the same period last year was $2,72 per kg. Federation of Farmers Union president Wonder Chabikwa said the surge in price was due to the fear by buyers of a reduced output this year. “What I think is happening is that buyers are …

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Rand stronger

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s rand strengthened against the dollar in early trade, as investors waited cautiously for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate decision later yesterday. By 0649 GMT, the rand was 0,45 percent stronger at 12 5950 per dollar compared to a close of 12 6525 on Tuesday in …

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