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Liquid eyes more cloud services business

BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA Cloud services is cloud computing, that is, a delivery of computing services — servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more — over the internet. Liquid Telecom group chief technology and innovation officer, Ben Roberts, told NewsDay after his company hosted a dinner to discuss cloud services …

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Leather sector seeks $100m bailout

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI In an interview with NewsDay on the sidelines of the just-ended Leather Institute of Zimbabwe (LIZ) financial workshop held in Bulawayo, LIZ board chairman, Cornelio Sunduza said the leather industry was almost grounded, with the majority of the factories operating at between 2% to 5%. “So, literally, …

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VP Chiwenga tours Surface Wilmer

The government says it is committed to working with local companies to reduce the cost of production and increase exports. This was said by Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga after touring a local cooking oil manufacturing company in Chitungwiza. The manufacturing industry has for long been affected by high …

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Govt on drive to revamp local industry

Line ministries in the production chain say increased production is guaranteed as government is making strategic partnerships for economic growth. This comes amid concerns of foreign currency shortages affecting industrial growth. The shortage of foreign currency and the use of obsolete equipment will soon be a thing of the past …

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Minister Urges Banks to Assist Cotton Farmers

By Walter Nyamukondiwa Financial institutions should come up with tailor-made financing models for cotton farmers to wean them from relying solely on Government, Mashonaland West Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Webster Shamu has said. He urged cotton marketing companies and contractors to consider paying additional bonuses to farmers since …

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Harare Re-Advertises Town Clerk Post

By Innocent Ruwende Harare has re-advertised the coveted post of town clerk after the Local Government Board rejected its three shortlisted candidates. The city indicated that it wants someone who is a game changer and fresh thinker who can turn around its fortunes. Council last week resolved to take a …

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Govt Pledges to Tackle Cyber Threats

By Nokutenda Chiyangwa Government yesterday pledged to protect Zimbabweans from cyber threats through the revitalisation of the country’s national strategy document on cyber security. Addressing delegates at the Cyber Security Conference, which was held in Harare yesterday and organised by Zimpapers, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Communication Technology …

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Firm Loses $2m Cash to Robbers

By Tendai Rupapa Eleven armed robbers pounced on a Harare company and stole close to $2 million in cash stashed in sacks and boxes and went on to buy luxury vehicles and renting houses uptown. Two of the suspects appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Tilda Mazhande charged with robbery. The …

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Pasi Contests $217k Zimra Claim

By Fidelis Munyoro Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner-General Mr Gershem Pasi is contesting the $217 000 claim filed against him by his former employer, arguing that the period within which the taxman should have sued him has expired. Mr Pasi was forced out of Zimra in May last year …

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