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Lockdown Closures Clear Border Mess

SANITY has returned to Beitbridge Border Post following the closure of the busy facility under fresh Covid-19 control measures by both South Africa and Zimbabwe. The high mobility across the border has been cited as a Covid-19 super-spreader. The situation worsened during the festive season when the port, the region’s …

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Mine Workers Demand U.S.$200 Covid-19 Monthly Risk Allowances

Mine workers are demanding a minimum US$200 per month as Covid-19 risk allowances arguing the mining sector is one of the key economic cogs not spared from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers (ZDAMWU) general-secretary Justice Chinhema writing to National Employment Council for …

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Industry Decries Higher Export Retention Threshold

INDUSTRY experts have decried the decision by the central bank to increase the export retention threshold to 40% as it will affect production targets of manufacturers at a time the government is prioritising productivity. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya revealed that in the (RBZ) Monetary Policy Committee meeting …

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Local Firms Vie for CSC

A CONSORTIUM of local companies and industrialists are seeking to seize a 75% stake in the defunct Cold Storage Company (CSC) after tabling a US$225 million investment proposal to the government. However, there are fears that the new proposal may trigger a legal battle as the government already has a …

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TNF Hits Turbulence in 2020

The Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF), which was legislated in June 2019 amid pomp and fanfare, faced major hurdles last year mainly over the issue of wages as other partners accused the government of failing to take them seriously. The TNF is a social dialogue platform that brings together government, business …

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