Opinion

Edgars Plots Digital Onslaught

LISTED clothing retail chain, Edgars Stores Limited is set to launch online stores for its outlets ahead of the festive season, as part of efforts to drive volumes up, after being disrupted by Covid-19, group chief executive officer Tjeludo Ndlovu has said. MTHANDAZO NYONI The group operates Edgars and Jet …

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Ok Expands in Harare, Vic Falls

ZIMBABWE’s largest retail chain, OK Zimbabwe has rolled out two outlets in Harare and Victoria Falls, demonstrating that the firm remains confident despite the depressed economic situation which has adversely hit revenues and profit. TATIRA ZWINOIRA OK Zimbabwe chairperson Hebert Nkala said in a commentary to OK’s financial results for …

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Zupco Can Upgrade Services Without Cost

Zupco has come a long way from its return to urban public transport with a small subsidised bus service at the beginning of last year, but it now has a long way to go as it rebuilds the services that it inherited from its nationalised predecessors and moves towards something …

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Let’s Keep Momentum, Consolidate Covid-19 Gains

Zimbabwe has been incredibly fortunate to have managed to contain Covid-19 so successfully with 269 deaths from 9 220 confirmed infections, but the death toll is inching up as our guard goes down and the dramatic spike in infections in Europe and the Americas shows the price we could pay …

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Not Yet Time to Press the Panic Button

My latest tour of the country’s farming communities took me to Mashonaland Central and West provinces where I intended to check on how farmers are faring as we enter the 2020-21 farming season, which by all standards is still in its infancy. I did meet farmers from different categories ranging …

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SADC Lawmakers Seek Deeper Understanding of Corruption

Windhoek — Members of Parliament who belong to the Standing Committee on Democratisation, Governance and Human Rights of the SADC Parliamentary Forum are boosting their understanding of corruption as they seek to eradicate the scourge. The lawmakers last week invited Mr Titus Gwemende, Southern Africa Regional Lead on Natural Resources …

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It’s Three Years of Disaster

IN November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa swept to power through a military coup that toppled long-time leader Robert Mugabe, pledging to mend the country’s battered economy, curtail rampant corruption and roll out a raft of economic and political reforms. However, three years after the dramatic take-over, Zimbabwe’s fragile economy continues …

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What ‘Crisis’ in a Low Crime Zimbabwe?

Despite the misleading and destructive narrative that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe, the country’s crime rate has remained relatively low. Most countries in Africa and the entire world at large, are grappling with high crime rates. Though not immune to criminal activities, Zimbabwe does not feature on the list …

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100-Day Cycle Projects On Track

Cabinet received an update report on the country’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak, which the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs presented as chairperson of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force. As of 13 November 2020, Zimbabwe had recorded a total of 8 756 Covid-19 cases, 8 090 recoveries, and …

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We’ve Cleared the Bush, Let Us Build

The launch of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) on Monday by President Mnangagwa marks the start of a far more exciting phase in Zimbabwe’s reform and development programme. It builds on the ground clearance of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP, the necessary first step. As anyone who has started …

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