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ZCTU Issues 7-Day Ultimatum for Govt to Solve Economic Mess

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has written to government demanding the resolution to the country’s worsening economic crisis within the next seven days or face a national shutdown. In a letter directed to Labour Minister, Sekai Nzenza on Friday, ZCTU secretary general, Japhet Moyo demanded …

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Zimbabwe Faces Fresh Protests Amid Collapsing Economy

By Danai Mwarumba Harare — Zimbabwe is set for a new wave of public protests following a deepening economic crisis marked by closure of companies and skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, among them fuel. This past weekend, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a threefold increase in the price of fuel, a scarce …

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Govt Introduces Tax Rebates but Industry Isn’t Pumped

By Tatira Zwinoira GOVERNMENT has introduced tax rebates for bakers, pharmaceutical companies, furniture makers and clothing manufacturers in a bid to spur productivity, but players in the industry say government should focus on availing foreign currency. As shortages of foreign currency in the southern African economy intensify, businesses reliant on …

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Panicking Govt Reconvenes TNF As Economy Faces Implosion

By Alois Vinga Government has called for a Tripartite Negotiation Forum (TNF) with its key partners Monday after over a year since such meeting was convened. The TNF is a dialogue platform which brings together government, business and labour representatives to deliberate on economic issues and pursue mutual agreement that …

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Zimbabwe develops new bean variety

ZIMBABWE has developed a new variety of bean seed which is expected to improve yields and cut the country’s reliance on imported varieties for canning products. By Freeman Makopa The new seed variety was developed by government’s Department of Research and Specialist Services after there were growing concerns over the …

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Delta falls short on foreign exchange

Delta Beverages says its Belmont plant in Bulawayo is operating below capacity as the company has not been able to import spares because of the foreign currency shortages. BY DUDUZILE NDLUKULWANI/ COLIN CRAIG MOYO During a tour of the Belmont manufacturing plant, factory manager Enita Moyo said the plant was …

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Fewer women on company boards

As at October 2018, women held only 17,9 percent of all directorships in companies on the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI). While this was slightly up from 17,3 percent last year, it is below the predictions MSCI made in 2015. Three years ago the index provider believed that by …

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Change individual attitude for garbage-free cities

Jeffrey Gogo Climate 2019 started off rather positively for the environment sector. The National Clean-Up campaign of January 4 beguiled many, but it isn’t a fluke. It was the first such campaign — which will now be held every first Friday of each month — to mop up dirt off …

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