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STRIVE MASIYIWA Zimbabwe businessman

Strive Masiyiwa (born 29 January 1961) is a London-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of diversified international telecommunications group Econet Wireless. Masiyiwa is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels …

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CHENJERAI HUNZVI Zimbabwe politician

Chenjerai “Hitler” Hunzvi (23 October 1949 – 4 June 2001) served as Chairman of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association beginning in 1997. EARLY LIFE Hunzvi was born in Chiminya, Southern Rhodesia on 23 October 1949. He said that he joined the struggle against white minority rule in Rhodesia …

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BILLY RAUTENBACH Zimbabwe businessman

Billy Rautenbach, also known as Muller Conrad Rautenbach (born 23 September 1959), is a wealthy Zimbabwean businessman. In the mid 1990s, Rautenbach’s business empire had spread to more than a dozen African countries earning him the nickname “Napoleon of Africa”. He also owns companies in Australia and the UK. BUSINESS …

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CSC rescue mission triggers sleaze fears

By Shame Makoshori The Robin Vela-led National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board consolidated its investment strategy this month, with a plan to pour millions of dollars to revive operations at troubled beef producer, Cold Storage Company (CSC). This was after considering how CSC, which is 100 percent controlled by the …

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Cash crisis hits Zim tobacco farmers

Scores of tobacco farmers spent the Easter and Independence holidays at the three tobacco auction floors in Harare, while waiting for their banks to release cash upon their reopening on Wednesday. While some of the farmers had to seek refuge at their relatives’ homes in the capital city, and in …

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Retailers admit cash back facility abuse

Mr Denford Mutashu Kiyapili Sibanda, Business Reporter THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has admitted that some of its members are hoarding cash and abusing the cashback facility. The association said the collaboration between the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), retailers and wholesalers on measures to enhance regulatory compliance is …

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Firms in Forex challenges: RBZ battles long foreign payment queues

RBZ Governor John Mangudya Prosper Ndlovu, Business Editor PROCUREMENT of imported raw materials and capital equipment has become a nightmare for most companies as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) battles long foreign payment queues, an official has said. Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board chair Mrs Willia Bonyongwe revealed this …

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Mastercard unveils new shopping card

MASTERCARD has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company. Mastercard is a leading global payments and technology company that connects consumers, businesses, merchants, issuers and governments around the world. “When we heard about …

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