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Stylist to Raise Zim Flag High

By Tafadzwa Zimoyo Award winning designer and fashion stylist, Thembani Mubochwa, is set to raise the country’s flag high at the incoming fashion fiesta dubbed “Lusaka July” to be held on July 13 in Zambia. The annual event, which combines fashion with the sport of polo, is hosted by PR …

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Support Agriculture, Businesses Told

By Enacy Mapakame Zimbabwe needs to invest more in agro-based businesses as it pushes for the implementation of the National Industrial Development Policy as well as the attainment of the 2030 goal of becoming an upper middle income economy. Only four African countries rank among the upper middle income economies. …

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Tightening of Govt Expenditure Welcome

Some senior Government officials and managers at State-owned companies have been enjoying free lunch for too long, but thanks to austerity measures being implemented by fiscal and monetary authorities, it is our hope that this will soon end. There are so many areas the officials have been taking advantage of, …

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Police Warn Shops Still Selling in U.S.$

Police have warned business entities and individuals against charging for goods and services in foreign currency, saying the long arm of the law will catch up with them. Government last week scrapped the multi-currency system and adopted a single domestic transactional unit, through Statutory Instrument 142/2019. The Zimbabwean dollar (bond …

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Gvt Identifies ICTs As Cornerstone for Economic Development

Government through has identified Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) as one of the pillars of economic development, 263Chat has established. This was said by Honourable Kazembe Kazembe when he officially opened the Beitbridge Community Information Centre (CIC) in the ‘Rainbow Province’ of Matabeleland South yesterday afternoon. The community centre, whose …

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Grain Association Mulls Bypassing Wholesalers

THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) is considering eliminating wholesalers from the distribution of basic grain products to make them affordable to consumers. Addressing retailers during a consultative meeting last week in Gweru, GMAZ chairperson Mr Tafadzwa Musarara said eliminating the wholesaler would result in the removal of about …

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Govt Commends Chinese Tile Manufacturer

By Farirai Machivenyika Government has commended work being done by Norton-based Chinese tile manufacturer, Sunny Yi Feng, which has already started exporting some of its products. The firm started making tiles on May 12 and is producing between 30 000 and 35 000 square metres of tiles per day, 70 …

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Zim’s High Inflation Follows War Vets to the Grave

By Audience Mutema Zimbabwe’s high inflation has caught up with war veterans with a top government official in the War Veterans Ministry telling MPs Wednesday the ZW$2 500 funeral cover for each liberator was nolonger enough in the current volatile economy. Giving oral evidence before parliament’s defence committee on Wednesday, …

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Electricity tariffs hike looms

By Staff Reporter Government says it will soon review electricity tariffs to reflect costs because current charges are no longer sustainable. Zimbabwe is currently facing its worst power shortages in years after low water levels at Kariba Dam forced the power utility to cut generation levels. Kariba, the country’s largest …

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