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ZCDC Holds Its First Diamond Auction

By Tendai Mugabe Government has conducted its first diamond sale since the consolidation of mining under the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company in Chiadzwa which raked close to US$1 million. The sale surpassed Government’s anticipated target of US$620 631. Although Government could not reveal the number of carats auctioned, one special …

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Leather Working Group Calls for Increased Investment

The National Leather Working Group (NLWG) has called for increased investment towards strengthening the livestock and leather value chain and developing adequate skills base to support export oriented industrialisation and growth. NLWG chairperson Jacob Nyathi said the country should focus on supporting the growth of the leather industry so as …

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Harare De-Congestion – Capital Turns Into War Zone

Harare turned into a war zone Thursday night after police reportedly used live ammunition, killing at least two people and leaving one battling for life in hospital. Two police vehicles were torched in the melee after a mob had been “stopped from reporting” the murder case at Harare Central Police …

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Rwandair to Fly Harare-Cape Town Route

Rwanda’s national air carrier, RwandAir has confirmed it will make in its maiden flight on the Harare-Cape Town route on May 16, 2018 as it seeks to grow destinations. RwandAir becomes the first airline to fly direct from Harare to Cape Town in South Africa after the carrier decided early …

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Lack of Trust in Banks Drives Cash Shortages

Lack of trust and confidence in banks is one of the reasons the public are not banking their money, a factor partly to blame for the prevailing cash shortages, Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Government has been battling cash shortages since 2016, which have persisted despite …

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Govt to Pay Bonuses in Time for Elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has released a tight 2017 bonus payment schedule that shall see the army paid first next month with the last of its bloated workforce set to receive their 13th cheque on the eve of this year’s harmonised elections. The schedule was released Thursday by Zimbabwe Service …

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City Needs Holistic Approach to De-Congest CBD

For  the umpteenth time, Harare City Council (HCC), issued a directive that was initially supposed to take effect on Wednesday, and later moved to yesterday, in an attempt to bring order in the central business direct (CBD) through banning commuter omnibuses from the city centre. Although the ban was later …

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Mpofu Refuses to Give Evidence Before Parly

By Zvamaida Murwira Home Affairs Minister Dr Obert Mpofu yesterday refused to give evidence before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy regarding diamond mining activities under his watch as Mines and Mining Development Minister. Dr Mpofu vowed “never” to subject himself to a committee chaired by Mr Temba …

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2017 Civil Service Bonus Dates Announced

Government yesterday released the 2017 civil servants payment schedule in a move that will bring smiles to its workers. In a letter to chairman of the Civil Service Commission Dr Mariyawanda Nzuwah, chairman Health Services Board Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa and acting secretary for the Judicial Service Commission Mr Walter Chikwana …

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First Mutual Starts Financial Inclusion Training

First Mutual Life has embarked on a financial inclusion training programme, starting with participants in Uzumba district, as part of efforts to promote financial literacy among the rural populace. The National Financial Inclusion Strategy aims to increase access to banking, micro-finance, insurance and capital markets and is anchored on financial …

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