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April Inflation Up 0,48%

The Year-on-year inflation rate continued on an upward trend in April, gaining 0,27 percentage points to close the month at 0,48 percent as the International Monetary Fund recommended a halt to excessive Government expenditure which it said could fuel inflation. In March, the year-on-year inflation rate — the annual percentage …

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To Revive Country Clubs or Not, That’s the Question . .

By Obert Chifamba The role of country clubs in propping up Zimbabwe’s agro-based economy should not be underestimated. They were largely popular in the pre and post-independence era and were a preserve of mostly white commercial farmers and estate managers. They formed exclusive realms socially isolating whites from black communities …

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Caledonia Confirms Fatality At Zimbabwe Operation

Canada-based Caledonia Mining has confirmed the death of a miner at its Zimbabwe operation, saying the fatality occurred Monday in a mining-related accident on 12 May. The AIM-traded junior resources group runs Blanket Gold Mine which located near the town of Gwanda. “This is a serious setback in our efforts …

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Women’s Groups Fight Human Trafficking

Photo: Tawanda Mudimu/Herald National Assembly members sit on the floor in the august house in protest of the abuse of Zimbabwean women in Kuwait (file photo). ANALYSISBy Stanely Mushava Slave trade may ring ancient but it is alive and full-tilt world over. New forms of objectification include human trafficking, debt …

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Platinum Production to Drop 10%

Photo: Zimplats Mining underground platinum mining (file photo). Platinum production from Zimbabwe is estimated to drop 10 percent this year to 440 000 ounces as output normalises at the country’s largest operation, according to the World Platinum Council (WPC). In its first quarter report for 2017, the WPC said North …

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South Africa Transport Operators Block Border for 8 Hours

Photo: Faizel Slamang/GroundUp Beitbridge border crossing (file photo). By Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge — Members of the South African transport operators temporarily blocked traffic going into that country via Beitbridge Border Post for six hours, accusing Zimbabwean cross border transporters of driving them out of business. There are over 400 Zimbabwean …

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City of Harare Should Support Urban Agric

Photo: The Financial Gazette Zimbabwe maize field (file photo). By Nobleman Runyanga Recently, a local weekly newspaper indicated that the City of Harare intended to charge maize seed companies for using open spaces in Harare as demonstration plots. The local authority’s contention seemed to be that the companies were marketing …

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