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2 000 to lose jobs as Govt takes over 4000 hectares

The country which is facing a serious unemployment crisis could see another 2 000 employees losing jobs in the next few weeks as Government has started moves to take away a further 4 000 hectares ...Read more

2 000 to lose jobs as Govt takes over 4000 hectares

27 May 2016 | 2868 Views
The country which is facing a serious unemployment crisis could see another 2 000 employees losing jobs in the next few weeks as Government has started moves to take away a further 4 000 hectares ...

by Staff Reporter

New building society to spur construction

22 May 2016 | 3263 Views
THE launch of the National Building Society, wholly owned by statutory body the National Social Security Authority, is widely expected to provide relief to a construction industry that has been seriou...

by Staff Reporter

Tobacco farmers earn more than US$200m

22 May 2016 | 900 Views
Tobacco farmers have grossed more than US$200 million from 70,6 million kg that have been delivered 33 days into the 2016 marketing season, a gain of more than US$60 million on revenues realised over ...

by Livingstone Marufu

AfDB gives Zim thumbs up

22 May 2016 | 2718 Views
The African Development Bank has lauded recent measures taken by Zimbabwe’s Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank to halt currency flight and re-engage with the IMF.Finance and Economic Deve...

by Staff Reporter

Coca-cola launches worldwide 'Taste the feeling' campaign

18 May 2016 | 2637 Views
COCA-Cola launched the global "Taste the Feeling" campaign and announced its worldwide "One Brand" strategy in Zimbabwe this week, marking a strategic shift for the Company and uniting the Coca-Cola f...

by Staff Reporter

Sugar industry in crisis as cash shortages bites

18 May 2016 | 2436 Views
Sugarcane farmers are facing a serious crisis with the current cash shortages as they are failing to pay for implements most of which requires foreign currency.Masvingo Mirror reported that se...

by Staff Reporter

Chivhu’s Tillys Inn fast foods shuts down

18 May 2016 | 2955 Views
Tillys Inn, a large fast food outlet that opened in Chivhu barely 12 months ago has shut down. Chief Musarurwa, a Senator believed to be the major shareholder of the project could not be ...

by Staff Reporter

Mat’land security companies cry foul over tenders

15 May 2016 | 4050 Views
SECURITY Companies in the Matabeleland region have taken a swipe at the State Procurement Board (SPB) for allegedly clandestinely and deliberately awarding tenders for the provision of security servic...

by Dumisani Nsingo

Shabanie and Mashaba mines revival in limbo

15 May 2016 | 2846 Views
EFFORTS to resume operations at Shabanie and Mashaba Mines (SMM) are in limbo as the Government continues to struggle to attract investors to inject capital for the revival of the mines which have bee...

by Dumisani Nsingo

ACF to partner NRZ in upgrading Kwekwe-Beitbridge railwayline

15 May 2016 | 2837 Views
AFRICA Chrome Fields (ACF) will this week sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to revitalise the railway line from Kwekwe to Beitbridge to enable smooth an...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Flour row costs bakery $18k in revenue

15 May 2016 | 2613 Views
ONE of Bulawayo’s fastest growing bread manufacturers, Double Fresh Bakery has lost business worth an estimated $18 000 after it allegedly used sub-standard flour supplied by Bulk Commodities Privat...

by Staff Reporter

Zesa gives winter warmer cheer

15 May 2016 | 2499 Views
ZIMBABWEANS will not experience power cuts this winter season as the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Transmission Company, a subsidiary of power utility Zesa, says it will meet demand.Zesa s...

by Debra Matabvu

Banks absolve themselves from wrong doing

15 May 2016 | 2559 Views
BANKS involved in the transfer of cash to offshore accounts did so within the confines of the law and cannot be held liable for illicit financial flows, Bankers Association of Zimbabwe president Dr Ch...

by Enacy Mapakame

14 foreign exhibitors for Sanganai

15 May 2016 | 1817 Views
THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has heightened preparations for the annual Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, with indications that 103 out of the targeted 180 companies have registered to showcas...

by Livingstone Marufu

Raw mineral exports banned

15 May 2016 | 2045 Views
THE Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (2015), which is before the Attorney-General for proof-reading, will address ambiguities of land use between agriculture and mining, and ensure maximum production...

by Staff Reporter

Fired NRZ workers storm HQ

10 May 2016 | 4259 Views
About 70 sacked National Railways of Zimbabwe ( NRZ) former employees who were dismissed on three months notice have stormed the railway firm Headquarters in Bulawayo.They  are enquiring ...

by Thobekile Zhou

Minister Gumbo lied, we have not been paid - NRZ workers

09 May 2016 | 4271 Views
STRIKING National Railways of Zimbabwe workers have this morning accused Transport Minister Jorum Gumbo of claiming that they have been 15 months outstanding salaries.Gumbo told parliament las...

by Thobekile Zhou

Govt to reposes idle land

28 April 2016 | 4736 Views
Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora has again warned farmers that Government would not hesitate to reposes idle land from absent owners.He also said those who refuse to pay rentals would also be...

by Thobekile Zhou

Foot and mouth block cattle exhibition at ZITF

28 April 2016 | 2812 Views
Bulawayo Show Society Vice Chairman Richards Wakefield has said foot and mouth outbreak has again forced cancellation of cattle exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.Wakefield to...

by Thobekile Zhou

Investors urged to exploit city's infrastructure

28 April 2016 | 2162 Views
BULAWAYO Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo has called on investors to engage in joint partnerships with local ailing companies as they have the infrastructure, which is convenient for businesses.Cl...

by Nqobile Tshili

Nyoni causes stir, addresses business indaba in Ndebele

27 April 2016 | 11558 Views
Small to Medium minister Sithembiso Nyoni caused a stir when she addressed a business conference in Ndebele in Bulawayo today.Her stance prompted journalists and academics to take to twitter t...

by Thobekile Zhou

'Lets not look at vendors as litter bugs'

27 April 2016 | 1688 Views
Street vendors should not be viewed as a nuisance but must be assisted to grow their businesses, a cabinet minister has said.SME minister Sithembiso Nyoni today told a business conference at t...

by Thobekile Zhou

ZITF kicks on low note, exhibitors still mounting stands

27 April 2016 | 2620 Views
POOR preparations continued to affect the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo as scores of exhibitors where by yesterday still mounting  up stands.That was on the opening...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu PF makes strong presence at ZITF

27 April 2016 | 3380 Views
Ruling Zanu-PF is back at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) with a strong presence at it facilitated more than 100 small to medium exhibitors.That is part of its empowerment drive....

by Staff Reporter

Last minute bookings at ZITF

25 April 2016 | 2617 Views
LOCAL firms are making frantic last minute bookings for exhibition space at the 57th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which kicks off tomorrow. Officials say 96% of exhibition sp...

by Staff Reporter

Job seekers struggle to be hired as casual workers at ZITF

21 April 2016 | 3391 Views
Scores of job seekers have besieged Zimbabwe International Trade Fair arena hoping to be hired by exhibiting firms as casual workers.Traditionally, showcasing companies with stands do hire peo...

by Thobekile Zhou

Chiyangwa urges Bulawayo business people to work together, revive industries

21 April 2016 | 4364 Views
BUSINESS tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa has urged owners of liquidated businesses in Bulawayo to work towards resuscitating them, saying it would take ages if they wait for the government to revive the indu...

by Pamela Shumba

Togolese leader to open ZITF

15 April 2016 | 3397 Views
Government has invited Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to officially open the 57th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.The exhibition runs from April 26 ...

by Staff Reporter

ZITF mum on guest of honour

06 April 2016 | 3852 Views
Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company officials are still silent on this year's exhibition official guest of honour.Last year, Zambian president Edgar Lunga was the main man.Addres...

by Staff Reporter

Datlabs shuts critical care factory

31 March 2016 | 6726 Views
The drastic fall in demand for its products has forced the closure of Bulawayo-based pharmaceutical firm Datlabs' critical care factory, an official said yesterday.At its peak, Datlabs ran two...

by Oliver Kazunga

Bulawayo firms beg for debt reprieve

31 March 2016 | 2893 Views
BULAWAYO province has appealed for a Presidential protection on ailing companies and a waiver on interest charges levied on them by financial services to facilitate economic recovery.Provincia...

by Prosper Ndlovu

Merlin re-opening in three months, says Lupepe

24 March 2016 | 7436 Views
DORMANT Bulawayo textiles giant, Merlin (Pvt) Limited, is set for re-opening "in the next three months", key shareholder Delma Lupepe said yesterday.The company has remained defunct after bein...

by Staff reporter

Architects, engineers see smart home technology in action

21 March 2016 | 1559 Views
Architects and engineers met at the offices of architects Pearce McComish Tarabuku in Alexandra Park recently to see Safeguard Security's smart home technology in action.The architectural firm...

by Agencies

fastjet Zimbabwe on Easter flight promotion

17 March 2016 | 3787 Views
The fastjet Zimbabwe airliner has introduced Easter flight promotion which will enable the prospective passengers to win return tickets in the routes of their choices.In a Faceboo post the fas...

by Stephen Jakes

CBZ, BCC propose partnership

04 March 2016 | 1664 Views
The CBZ and the Bulawayo City Council are reported to have proposed partnership in developing Mahatshula East residential stands number 670.According to council latest minutes, the Director of...

by Stephen Jakes

Treger offers cash for trash

03 March 2016 | 3406 Views
MAKE easy cash and keep the city clean by collecting all plastics and sell them to Treger Plastics.Treger Products (Pvt) Ltd through its division Treger Plastics is encouraging members of the ...

by Yoliswa Dube

Steelbase shuts down Bulawayo branch

03 March 2016 | 2530 Views
STEELMAKERS Zimbabwe's subsidiary Steelbase has shut down its branch in Bulawayo to cut costs.The company this week wound down its operations with a closedown stocktaking.Business Chro...

by Oliver Kazunga

CCTV now being used for business management as well as security

23 February 2016 | 5057 Views
Closed circuit television is now being used not only for security purposes but to enhance a business's efficiency by keeping an electronic eye on what staff are doing and how they are doing it....

by Agencies

Tongaat Hulett fires 4 300 employees

21 February 2016 | 3097 Views
GIANT sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has sacked thousands of contract workers barely two months after they embarked on a crippling month-long industrial action that disrupted local sugar supplies....

by Staff reporter

Customs and Excise Act empowers Zimra to conduct post-clearance

19 February 2016 | 3046 Views
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has indicated that the Customs and Excise Act empowers it to conduct post-clearance verification on imported goods."The Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23.02] em...

by Stephen Jakes

Fastjet increases Zimbabwe - Joburg flights

17 February 2016 | 3157 Views
Low-cost carrier, Fastjet Zimbabwe, will increase flights on the Harare to Johannesburg route and will have two flights per day on Saturday from February 26. In a notice yesterday, Fastjet...

by Staff reporter

Qatar, Etihad to fly into Victoria Falls

12 February 2016 | 1395 Views
Qatar and Etihad are among a number of global airlines lining up to start fights into Victoria Falls following the extensive upgrade of the Victoria Falls International Airport to modernise and in...

by Staff reporter

Ministry refuses to bail Zupco out of Zimra debt

12 February 2016 | 2292 Views
THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) is seeking a government bailout to redeem 33 of its buses that were impounded by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over $1,6 million in unpaid import...

by Oliver Kazunga/Bianca Mlilo

Barclays fined $2.5 million for violating US economic sanctions on Zimbabwe

10 February 2016 | 3704 Views
BARCLAYS Bank agreed to pay nearly $2.5 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in order to settle claims related to the violation of U.S. sancti...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe seeks $1.1 billion to clear World Bank arrears

10 February 2016 | 1567 Views
Government will secure a medium to long-term loan to clear its $1,1 billion arrears to the World Bank Group in the second phase of an arrears clearance programme with preferred creditors as it see...

by Staff reporter

Emirates offers discounted fares to Zimbabwean travellers

09 February 2016 | 3158 Views
Dubai based Emirates airline says it will be offering travellers from Zimbabwe discounted fares to various destinations across the world at it seeks to boost passenger volumes from the country. ...

by Staff reporter

Govt struggling to make Air Zimbabwe visible

08 February 2016 | 2124 Views
Revelations have emerged that the government of Zimbabwe is currently struggling to restore the visibility of the Air Zimbabwe to be competitive to other incoming independent airliners.This em...

by Stephen Jakes

Mutare to get oil refinary

07 February 2016 | 4816 Views
A LOCAL consortium, Willowton Group, which recently acquired the liquidated Karina Textiles in Mutare has targeted setting up a state-of-the-art oil refinery and soap manufacturing plant by year end....

by Ngoni Dapira

A messy affair

07 February 2016 | 2911 Views
CFI HOLDINGS, which was suspended from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange on January 29, 2016, continues to flirt with controversy following revelations by its second-largest shareholder, Mr Nicholas van Hoo...

by Enacy Mapakame

Women Alliance of Business Association in Zimbabwe petition parliament

06 February 2016 | 1342 Views
The Women Alliance of Business Association in Zimbabwe has petitioned parliament of Zimbabwe seeking it to review the country's mining legal frame work and assess level of under representation of wom...

by Stephen Jakes

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