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'Zisco, NRZ to spur Bulawayo revival'

THE resuscitation of the defunct Ziscosteel and the tottering National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) will spur the revival of ailing and closed companies in Bulawayo, a Cabinet minister has said....Read more

'Zisco, NRZ to spur Bulawayo revival'

25 April 2014 | 71 Views
THE resuscitation of the defunct Ziscosteel and the tottering National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) will spur the revival of ailing and closed companies in Bulawayo, a Cabinet minister has said....

by Staff reporter

Govt exploring various initiatives to fund ZIM ASSET projects

23 April 2014 | 1256 Views
Vice President Joice Mujuru says the government is exploring various initiatives to fund projects under the 5-year ZIM ASSET economic policy crafted to achieve sustainable development on the socio-ec...

by Staff Reporter

Mujuru fails to turn up for ZITF keynote speech

23 April 2014 | 3900 Views
Vice President Joyce Mujuru failed to turn up at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Business Conference where she was scheduled to give a keynote speech today. Her speech was read by seni...

by Staff Reporter

ZITF marred by power cuts

22 April 2014 | 1818 Views
The opening day of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was marred by erratic power supplies much to the chagrin of exhibitors. It could not be established why there was a series of power cut...

by Staff Reporter

19 countries exhibiting at ZITF

22 April 2014 | 1505 Views
Nineteen countries are exhibiting at this year's Zimbabwe International Trade Fair up from 16 last year.ZITF company general manager Noma Ndlovu said the countries are namely Botswana, Bra...

by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo hotels fully booked for ZITF

15 April 2014 | 2504 Views
With about a week to go before the start of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, most hotels in Bulawayo are reported to be fully booked for the duration of the annual trade showcase.In an i...

by Staff reporter

Chinese take more space at ZITF

13 April 2014 | 1464 Views
China is the largest foreign exhibitor at this year's edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which is expected to attract more participants compared to previous years. Chinese exhibi...

by Business Reporter

South Korean companies keen to invest in Zimbabwe

12 April 2014 | 2262 Views
South Korean companies are keen to invest in Zimbabwe and strengthen the bilateral relations existing between the two countries, outgoing Seoul ambassador to Harare Mr Kwang-Chul Lew said yesterday. ...

by Staff Reporter

Govt engages Comesa on Bulawayo industry resuscitation

08 April 2014 | 2143 Views
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has recommended that Government should rejuvenates economic enablers such as electricity, water, infrastructure and coal if Bulawayo is going...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe bans imports of fresh fruits and vegetables with immediate effect

02 April 2014 | 5629 Views
Harare - Zimbabwe has banned imports of fresh fruit and vegetables with immediate effect, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday, arguing that increased local production will meet domestic demand....

by Reuters

Temporary shortage of Ingwebu beer

23 March 2014 | 2196 Views
INGWEBU Breweries yesterday said its one-litre Shake It sorghum beer was in short supply due to shortage of packaging material."Due to challenges in the supply chain, we regret to advise t...

by Staff Reporter

Mixed reactions towards salary cuts for CEOs

20 March 2014 | 3873 Views
The slashing of salaries for CEOs leading parastatals and local authorities is expected to have a positive economic impact in the long term. This, h...

by Staff Reporter

Ascot Shopping Centre undergoing massive renovation

17 March 2014 | 3419 Views
PLANS are underway to turn Ascot Shopping Mall into a one-stop shop as its owners aim to boost business at the centre, an official has said.The mall, along the Bulawayo-Johannesburg Road next...

by Staff reporter

ZSE comes to Bulawayo

13 March 2014 | 2181 Views
THE ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange (ZSE) is conducting investment awareness seminars for Bulawayo university students in a bid to make them appreciate how the local bourse functions.ZSE officials yes...

by Staff reporter

Ingwebu Breweries to introduce amahewu

12 March 2014 | 2243 Views
INGWEBU Breweries plans to introduce a new product sometime this year in a bid to diversify its products and increase the market base.In an interview yesterday, Ingwebu managing director ...

by Staff reporter

$8 billion needed for Bulawayo industry revival

09 March 2014 | 2268 Views
Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha says local companies require $8 billion for re-tooling to bring them back to life as it emerged the fund meant for resuscitating distressed industries has fai...

by Staff reporter

Hawkflight Construction invests $2m in equipment

09 March 2014 | 2554 Views
ONE of the country's leading land and property developers, Hawkflight Construction invested about $2 million last year in the acquisition of state-of-the-art machinery as it forges ahead in consolidat...

by Dumisani Nsingo

Pasta plant to be opened in Bulawayo

04 March 2014 | 4000 Views
Cairns, the agro-processing firm, currently under judiciary management, plans to revive its Bulawayo pasta producing plant before year-end, subject to availability of investment funds, a senior compan...

by Staff reporter

Improved foreign interest for ZITF 2014

03 March 2014 | 2024 Views
The 55th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair to be held from 22-26 April 2014 has attracted an improved interest from foreign nations as compared to last`s conference, said Bhekithemb...

by Staff reporter

ZITF goes digital

27 February 2014 | 3619 Views
THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) will this year emphasise on digitalisation, a smart technological and convenient move to conduct business with its exhibitors and visitors, ...

by Lulu Brenda Harris

ZITF exhibition dates moved forward

18 February 2014 | 3916 Views
THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has today made a shock announcement that it has moved forward the dates of this year's 55th exhibition.ZITF had been marketing the premier exhibiti...

by Staff Reporter

Industrialists, Diplomats tour Byo Industries

13 February 2014 | 2602 Views
INDUSTRIALISTS and diplomats from the SADC region yesterday toured Bulawayo industries with a view of creating potential investment and understanding how these companies are operating in the midst of ...

by Lulu Brenda Harris

CBZ Bank to phase out manual cash withdrawals

08 February 2014 | 9683 Views
Zimbabwe's largest commercial bank, CBZ Bank will with effect from next month phase out manual cash withdrawals, the bank said in a statement.Effectively, no one would be allowed to withdr...

by Business Reporter

Mine explosion injure 10 workers at Old Nic Mine

30 January 2014 | 3264 Views
About 10 miners at Old Nic Mine in Bulawayo have reportedly been seriously injured due to an explosion at the mine this morning.Initial reports say the miners have been rushed to a hospital fo...

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo industries won't re-open, says Zanu-PF

27 January 2014 | 5545 Views
Zanu-PF House of Assembly representative for Kwekwe constituency Masango Matambanadzo  has vowed that no single closed factory in Bulawayo will re-open as they are owned by whites.Contrib...

by zimbabwefocus

Ingwebu Breweries sales increase by 10%

21 January 2014 | 1770 Views
INGWEBU Breweries recorded a 10 percent increase in sales during the festive season when the company was running a promotion to celebrate its 100 years of service and excellence.Speaking at th...

by Business reporter

Bulawayo industries revival efforts stepped up

19 January 2014 | 2731 Views
The government is forging ahead with the setting up of the Bulawayo Special Economic Zone, amid revelations that the process of amending legislation for the initiative to take effect has started....

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo retailers criticised for armed robberies

08 January 2014 | 5473 Views
BULAWAYO retailers who were recently hit by a spate of armed robberies, have been criticised for installing poor quality security systems with no capacity at all to assist police during investigation...

by Staff Reporter

Zim platinum miners get ten days for refinery plans

08 January 2014 | 2138 Views
ZIMBABWEAN authorities have given platinum miners 10 days to submit proposals to build a refinery by the end of the year.State media reported Wednesday that mines ministry official Francis Gud...

by AP

Govt pledges support for ailing Bulawayo industries

08 January 2014 | 2650 Views
Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha said government has pledged support for the ailing Bulawayo industries reeling from massive de-industrialisation for the past decade.Bimha said: "Gove...

by Staff Reporter

Mock mall fails to attract businesses

05 January 2014 | 5610 Views
A MOCK mall set up by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) in honour of the late Vice-President Dr Joshua Nkomo in the central business district (CBD) in December last year, failed to attract businesses wi...

by Staff Reporter

Troubled Bulawayo firms unlikely to open anytime soon

05 January 2014 | 3643 Views
SOME troubled Bulawayo firms are unlikely to open anytime soon due to the prevailing difficult economic environment, 'The Standard' reported on Sunday.Some companies in Bulawayo sent workers h...

by Business Reporter

Liquor and Food outlets the only investments for Gwanda

26 December 2013 | 3269 Views
Staff ReporterThe small mining town of Gwanda seems to be only attracting investments into beer drinking spots and food outlets.The town meant to be the Provincial Capital of Mateb...

by Staff Reporter

OK opens a Bon Marche branch in Bulawayo

18 December 2013 | 4156 Views
OK Zimbabwe Limited announces the opening of its Bon Marche branch in Bulawayo's Parklands suburb on 18 December 2013, bus...

by Staff reporter

Merlin seeks $3 million capital injection

11 December 2013 | 2090 Views
Closed Bulawayo based textile firm, Merlin, requires a minimum capital injection of $1,2 million to survive insolvency, the company's judicial manager has said.The firm was placed under provis...

by Staff reporter

Rubber Products closes shop

08 December 2013 | 3077 Views
BULAWAYO-BASED manufacturing concern Rubber Products Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd reportedly closed shop on Friday, sending workers home, with outstanding salaries of over eight months.Workers who ...

by Staff reporter

'Budget should prioritise recapitalising Bulawayo firms'

06 December 2013 | 1936 Views
THE 2014 national budget statement should be hinged on funding infrastructure development projects and recapitalising strategic companies in Bulawayo, industrialists said yesterday. Finance and Econom...

by Business Reporter

Influx of SA imports stifling Bulawayo industries

06 December 2013 | 2899 Views
Bulawayo industrialists have cried foul over Zimbabwe's over reliance on imports, arguing that uncontrolled imports, arguing that uncontrolled imports are driving the industry into deeper recession. ...

by Staff reporter

Company fined for keeping business records in Chinese language

04 December 2013 | 2342 Views
A SUSPECTED foreign-owned company Loud Shout Investment (Pvt) Ltd of Bulawayo was on Monday fined $200 for contravening the Income Tax Act Chapter 23:06 by keeping its business records in the Chinese ...

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo to be declared a Special Economic Zone

01 December 2013 | 2997 Views
GOVERNMENT will soon declare Bulawayo a Special Economic Zone after amending the Investment Act as it intensifies efforts to revive the city's status as the hub of industrial activity in the count...

by Staff reporter

Zimra launches tax blitz

27 November 2013 | 4399 Views
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has launched a blitz on business tax evaders in Bulawayo, imposing stiff penalties on registered operators not remitting taxes to the authority. The authority i...

by Business Reporter

Ingwebu seeks to expand its market base by supplying 4 provinces

21 November 2013 | 2222 Views
INGWEBU Breweries, the Bulawayo City Council commercial undertaking, seeks to expand its market base within the next two years in a bid to supply at least four provinces countrywide with three of its ...

by Staff reporter

ICSAZ presents first Corporate Governance Awards

11 November 2013 | 1666 Views
All is set for the presentation of the inaugural Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe Excellence in Corporate Governance Awards which will be presented for the first t...

by Mike Hamilton

Power outage hits Bulawayo

03 November 2013 | 2535 Views
BUSINESS came to a standstill in most parts of Bulawayo including the central business district (CBD) yesterday following a power cut that lasted over four hours. A source said the power o...

by Staff reporter

Investment indaba set for Bulawayo

01 November 2013 | 1754 Views
A LOCAL business pressure group Bulawayo Business Arise (BBA) has lined up an investment conference set for December to map out a strategy to address economic problems the city is facing.The ...

by Business reporter

Botswana's Choppies moves into Bulawayo

30 October 2013 | 4328 Views
LOCAL mogul Raji Modi has sold off his entire stake in Sai Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, paving the way for the entry into the Zimbabwe retail sector of Botswana's biggest retail outlet, Choppies Enterprise...

by Staff reporter

Harare banks crack whip on Bulawayo firms

29 October 2013 | 2769 Views
THE Sheriff of the High Court has attached property worth millions of dollars belonging to 13 Bulawayo companies and seven businesspeople over failure to service loans owed to different financial inst...

by Staff reporter

Mujuru urges firms to invest in business technology

24 October 2013 | 1526 Views
Vice President Joice Mujuru has urged local firms to invest in relevant technologies to ensure improved productivity and quality of goods to take advantage of export opportunities in the region and be...

by Staff Reporter

Typocrafters to be turned into a modern printing firm

22 October 2013 | 1720 Views
ZIMPAPERS, in conjunction with Chinese investors, is working on a huge investment to turn the defunct Typocrafters into a modern printing firm that will tap into the local and regional markets....

by Staff reporter

Business people urged to exploit Zimbabwe - Namibia trade agreements

21 October 2013 | 1530 Views
The government has urged Zimbabwean and Namibian business people to exploit trade agreements between the two countries to gain a competitive edge over their counterparts from other countries.D...

by Staff Reporter
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