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High prospects for 2017 hunting season

BOOKINGS for this year’s hunting season, which runs between April and November each year, are up 20 percent from the previous year, an official has said. The first three months of the year are reserved for marketing activities. Zimbabwe hosts hunters from countries including Russia, the United States, Hungary, Spain …

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RBZ deploys crack team on retailers

Dr Mangudya Golden Sibanda, Senior Business Reporter THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it has deployed teams on the ground to deal with issues of indiscipline by some traders who have insisted on multi-tier pricing for different modes of payment. RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya said they were working on …

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SMEs demand more POS machines

Members of the House of Assembly in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Small, Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development watch Mr Owen Shumba a carpenter (fourth from left) mechanically smoothing a wardrobe he was making at Mashumba Business Centre in Mzilikazi suburb during the MPs tour of the SMEs at the …

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Turnall Holdings turnover down 41pc

Turnall Holdings pipe moulding machine Business Reporter LISTED concern Turnall Holdings has recorded a 41 percent decline in turnover to $16,99 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $29 million in the prior year. In a financial statement for the period under review, the firm’s chairperson Mrs …

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Sabi Gold Mine operates at 40pc

Sabi Gold Mine Patrick Chitumba, Midlands Bureau Chief SABI Gold Mine in Zvishavane is operating at about 40 percent capacity after completing the pre-start programme, managing director Mr Brian Chandiwana has said. He said the mine, which resumed operations at the beginning of the year after closing for about 24 …

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Urban councils to lose $16m revenue. . . ZETDC challenges rentals

Thupeyo Muleya, Beitbridge Bureau THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has applied for a declaratory order (declaratur) at the Harare High Court seeking to bar the country’s 32 urban council from collecting rentals on the company’s infrastructure (way-leave tax) dotted in all the towns and cities. If the …

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Agricultural societies form association

Oliver Kazunga recently in Harare COORDINATED agricultural show society activities are crucial in enhancing farming output and harnessing opportunities along the value chain so as to boost the economy. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) life vice president Dr Robbie Mupawose said this in his keynote address at the launch of …

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Pay tax on time, businesses urged

Kiyapili Sibanda, Business Reporter THE business community has been urged to pay tax on time and keep their records to avoid being penalised by authorities. Speaking on the sidelines of a tax seminar in Bulawayo on Friday, PNA Chartered Accountants partner, Mr Philip Ndlovu, said it was important for businesses …

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Econet launches mobile Wi-Fi

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe head of broadband Matthew Masiyazi (left) and chief commercial officer Navdeep Kapur stand in from of a commuter omnibus which allows commuters to the browse internet using Wi-Fi Kudakwashe Mhundwa and Michael Tome Mobile network operator, Econet Wireless has launched “Econet Zone Mobile Wi-Fi on the go” …

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New SMS tool to address trade barriers launched

A newly designed Short Messaging Service for reporting trade barriers within the tripartite regional economic blocs has been launched. The SMS will supplement the current web based online system for reporting, monitoring and elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) used by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), the …

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