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Launches Space Agency

Harare — Zimbabwe on Tuesday launched its space agency to advance the country’s research and innovation. Launching the institution, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the Zimbabwe National GeoSpatial and Space Agency (Zingsa) is expected to advance the country’s interests in geospatial science, earth observation and satellite communication systems. “This initiative is …

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Companies comply with food fortification

Local companies have complied with the food fortification programme introduced last year to prevent micro-nutrient deficiency disorders among consumers, a government consultant has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI In an interview with NewsDay on the side lines of a food fortification workshop held in Bulawayo on Tuesday, Health and Child Care …

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Gold slips

Gold headed lower yesterday, weighed down by a stronger dollar, and may re-test a seven-month low after a failed attempt to break higher in the previous session. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,253.60 an ounce by 1030 GMT, after retreating from its highest since June 26 at $1,265.87 …

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Oil workers strike

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike yesterday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher. One union said hundreds more workers would join the strike on Sunday if an agreement …

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Mercury and the environment

Africa hosts a third of the world’s mineral wealth and has significant deposits of gold, Zimbabwe is no exception. The country’s endowment with vast gold reserves has given rise to artisanal gold mining, whose use of mercury in gold processing has brought several environmental and health impacts. World over, emerging …

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TelOne hosts fintech solutions hackathon

TELONE Centre for Learning (TCFL), a subdivision of rising fixed telecommunications firm, TelOne, will this week host a OneMoney mobile financial services hackathon, with the aim of promoting product innovations. The hackathon will be held in collaboration with South Africa’s FinMark Trust. It will run from Friday to Sunday at …

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Virginia tobacco exports reach $184m

Zimbabwe has so far earned $184,3 million after exporting 45,2 million kg of tobacco to 49 countries, a setback of 76 million on export earnings realised during the same period last year. According to Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) during the same period in 2017 the country exported 58 …

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‘Intensify fight against corruption at ports of entry’

The Government should  intensify efforts to rid corruption at boarder posts to curb  smuggling  of goods into the country which is negatively affecting production in  industries, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has said  . Smuggling of second hand clothes over the years has severely affected the textile industry, threatening …

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Maize deliveries reach 214k tonnes

Farmers have delivered nearly 214 000 tonnes of maize to the Grain Marketing Board since the beginning of the season in April, a senior official has said. The average weekly deliveries are 4 000 tonnes, higher than last year’s, Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Davison Marapira said …

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UK’s Tharisa seeks Zim project status

Tharisa Holdings, one of the world’s largest chrome and platinum producers listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main board, says it is seeking national project status ahead of commencing exploration work on its 90 percent owned Salene Chrome property in Zimbabwe. In May 2018, Tharisa announced its expansion into Zimbabwe’s …

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