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Zimbabwe: Council Hikes Rates

Harare City Council has raised property rates at least 16-fold, quadrupled water charges, raised sewer charges up to 3-fold, but kept clinic consultation fees at 2019 levels in its approved 2020 budget. Residents need to brace for extraordinary sums in their next bill as the local authority is backdating rates …

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Zimbabwe: Government to Pay 53 Percent of Schools Exam Fees

Government will pay 53 percent of June and November examination fees for all candidates in public schools following an outcry over increases by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec). Parents will have to pay 47 percent. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema yesterday said the Government had since released …

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Zimbabwe: Global Fund Extends U.S.$500m to Zim

The Global Fund has extended a US$500 million grant to Zimbabwe for the next round of funding towards fighting HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, with US$25 million expected to be channelled towards the country’s preparedness to fight coronavirus. Briefing the media on arrival from Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday afternoon, Global Fund executive …

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