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Central bank to push for productive sector loans

Fradreck Gorwe Business Reporter The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it is looking at introducing policy measures that are meant to encourage local banks to offer credit to the productive sectors of the economy. In its Mid-Term Monetary Policy Statement released last week, the central bank said it was concerned …

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Women must play bigger role in tourism: Government

Nesia Mhaka Herald Correspondent Government has lamented the low participation of women in the tourism industry and pledged to introduce measures towards the growth of women in the sector. In an interview with The Herald, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) acting chief executive Mr Givemore Chidzidzi aid tourism sector could only …

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Ex-State House director sweats for bail

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent Former principal director of State Residences in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Douglas Tapfuma’s bid for freedom hit a brick wall yesterday after Harare Provincial magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya dismissed his application for bail on the basis that there had been no changes to …

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VP Mohadi to open science, arts festival

Charmaine Brown Herald Reporter Vice President Kembo Mohadi is expected to officially open the second edition of the National Annual Science, Sport and Arts Festival (NASSAF) in Bulawayo on Friday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said yesterday. NASSAF is meant to showcase products of the new curriculum. …

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Work on Mugabe mausoleum begins

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter The construction of a mausoleum for former President Robert Mugabe has started, with preparatory work at the site under way, while work on the design is still to be completed. Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Deputy Minister Jennifer Mhlanga said: “What the nation might …

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High Court judges blast lower courts prosecutors

TWO High Court judges yesterday blasted prosecutors from the lower courts, saying they lacked enthusiasm and determination in their approach to legal matters, resulting in convicted persons being acquitted on appeal. Justices Maxwell Takuva and Thompson Mabhikwa took turns to berate prosecutors in the magistrates’ courts, saying they lacked a …

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WHO warns of dangerous measles comeback

Bulawayo Bureau ZIMBABWE will next week hold a national measles-rubella vaccination campaign for children under the age of five, following a “dangerous” measles comeback, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. Vitamin A supplementation will also be administered to children during the campaign. In a report, WHO said the vaccinations …

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ED, Belarus envoy hold crucial talks

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa and Belarusian Chief of Presidential Affairs General Colonel Victor Sheiman yesterday held crucial talks to assess progress on investment opportunities which are set to transform Zimbabwe into the region’s transport and logistical hub. The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe …

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Malema’s Mugabe Closing Gambit

ANALYSIS By Stephen Grootes Julius Malema’s praise of Robert Mugabe has been unstinting, and it’s not hard to see why: The ANC has stood for non-racialism, Zanu-PF has not. And Malema is much more aligned with the Zanu-PF of Mugabe than he is with the ANC. Over the weekend, President …

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