Harare learns from Gweru, so should Byo

Patrick Chitumba, Midlands Bureau Chief ALL roads from local authorities in Zimbabwe are leading to Kudzanayi Long Distance Bus Terminus in Gweru where councils are going on look-and-learn visits. The US$1,4 million project is a partnership between Gweru City Council (GCC) and a private company, Bentach Resources. Already, GCC has received over $6 million in […] …
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Farming for life after prison in Gwanda

Yoliswa Dube-Moyo, Mat South Bureau Chief AT Gwanda Prison, there is a belief that Saidi Banda (38), an inmate serving a 16-month sentence for illegal gold mining must really have a good set of hands after one of the cows under his care at the prison farm gave birth to twin calves recently. Normally, cows […] …
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COMMENT: We want Zisco to resume work now

It was with great delight that we read yesterday about the progress being made towards revival of steel maker, Zisco. The Government-owned Redcliff-based company collapsed in 2008 under the weight of mismanagement, mounting debts and lack of capital. Before then, Zisco was Africa’s largest steelworks north of the Limpopo. A number of initiatives to get […] …
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Lockdowns worsened pre-existing disparities in education: Unicef

Yoliswa Dube-Moyo, Mat South Bureau Chief OVER 90 percent of school going children in Zimbabwe have been negatively affected by Covid-19-induced school closures, a report has said. According to Unicef, the crisis is worsening pre-existing disparities by reducing the opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children, including those in rural communities and in […] …
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RBZ resumes forex auction

Sikhulekelani Moyo, Business Reporter THE weekly Foreign Currency Auction Trading System resumed activity this Tuesday after the festive season break with the Zimbabwe dollar trading at 112,82 against the United States dollar. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) closed the auctioning of forex on December 14 with the exchange rate pegged at 108,7 as most […] …
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Zisco sends list of potential investors to Cabinet

Michael Magoronga, Midlands Correspondent DEFUNCT steel-manufacturing giant, Zisco, has completed the adjudication process for potential investors expected to spearhead the revival of the Redcliff-based firm. Names of the prospective investors have since been submitted to Cabinet for approval. In an interview, Zisco group chief executive officer Dr Farai Karonga dismissed social media reports suggesting that […] …
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Blanket Mine exceeds targets

Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter CALEDONIA Mining Corporation-owned Blanket Mine in Gwanda, Matabeleland South Province, has exceeded its revised increased production guidance of between 65 000 ounces and 67 000oz for last year to reach 67,476oz. The latest annualised record gold production figures are 17 percent above the 2020  figures. The mining group said production […] …
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Miss Teen Intellect to be held this year

Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter THE third edition of Miss Teen Intellect Zimbabwe which was scheduled to be held in December last year will now take place in Harare on the 16th of April. The beauty pageant, a brainchild of local professional model and Sanguine Femi clothing line founder, Jemima Mandemwa seeks to raise awareness on […] …
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COMMENT: Blitz on errant motorists is spot-on

THE police operation targeting unregistered vehicles and those without number plates in two days netted over 2 000 offenders showing that many people were driving unroadworthy vehicles on the country’s roads. The operation started on Saturday and by Sunday night, 2 238 drivers had been arrested while some had their vehicles impounded. The police were […] …
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