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Brainworks featured in LSE’s inaugural Companies to Inspire Africa report

By Own Correspondent Brainworks non-executive director George Manyere SEVERAL Zimbabwean companies are featured in the London Stock Exchange’s Companies to Inspire Africa 2017 report, which was released last week to demonstrate breadth and diversity of African business.  The report identifies 343 companies from 42 African countries as the continent’s most …

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Pension scheme for informal sector to be ready by year end, says NSSA

HARARE, April 11 (The Source) – State-run pension fund, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) expects its voluntary pension scheme for the informal sector to be running by year end, an official said. The scheme would have benefits that include a retirement pension, survivor’s pension, injury at work compensation and …

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Low FDI hits real estate hard

By Own Correspondent “A number of investors in this sector are looking to disinvest, but there is little or no demand except from a few owner-occupiers,” ZIMBABWE is experiencing an oversupply and underutilisation of industrial space due to closure of manufacturing firms and low influx of foreign direct investment, according …

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President Hails Ministers On Cyclone Dineo Response

By Lloyd Gumbo President Mugabe has singled out two ministers for being proactive and working hard to reduce the impact of Cyclone Dineo, which affected several parts of the country about two months ago. The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces said while the …

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CAAZ urged to procure communication equipment

PARLIAMENT has called on the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) to urgently procure radar and surveillance equipment, radios, headsets, control units and a standby communication system after it emerged that Harare International Airport was using antiquated equipment to control air traffic. BY VENERANDA LANGA Dexter Nduna The recommendation is …

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Zambian police detain opposition leader

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been detained and questioned by police for committing “treason”, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Reuters Hakainde Hichilema Hichilema, a wealthy economist known as “HH”, was defeated by President Edgar Lungu in an election last August, which he described as fraudulent. His attempts to mount …

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Teaching professions council gets members’ thumbs up

TEACHERS’ unions have welcomed plans to set up a teaching professions council (TPC), saying it would rid the system of malcontents and standardise the profession. BY Stephen Chadenga Speaking during consultative meetings for the establishment of the TPC in Gweru recently, Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe president, Timon Tandi said the …

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Zec clears air on new electoral boundaries

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has assured residents of Mt Pleasant Heights in Harare that they will remain on the Mt Pleasant constituency voters’ roll, contrary to reports that their names would be transferred to the Mazowe South constituency voters’ roll. BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU Zec chairperson Justice Rita Makarau said …

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Voters’ roll priced out of reach: Opposition

OPPOSITION parties have cried foul over the $100 000 demanded by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) for a copy of the national voters’ roll, describing the charges as too prohibitive for smaller parties without a strong financial base. BY BLESSED MHLANGA MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora The new charges are contained …

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Judicial Laws Amendment Bill to introduce virtual court sittings

THE proposed Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, currently at the drafting stage in the National Assembly, seeks to introduce the virtual sittings concept, where court proceedings would be done electronically with the parties not physically present in the courtroom. BY VENERANDA LANGA Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa Clifford Sibanda, the Minister of …

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