Day: July 19, 2017

Industrial counters spur ZSE trading

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) was characterised by huge gains from the industrial listed counters. The industrial index resumed the upward trend after adding 0.65 points to settle at 198.55 points, while the mining index retreated 0,19 points to close at 69,00 points in a session characterised by widespread activity. CFI led the movers with a 4,30 cents gain to close at 25,90 cents, while HIPPO and PPC were both 2,00 cents firmer at 87,00 cents and 71,00 cents respectively. SEEDCO put on 0,88 cents to 126,13 cents whilst PROPLASTICS added 0,49 cents to end at 5,99...

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Mawiwi appointed Hwange coach

Hwange Football Club has appointed former Harare City gaffer, Bigboy Mawiwi as their new coach. Mawiwi replaces Nation Dube who parted ways with the Chipangano last week alongside his assistant Mebelo Njekwa. Vice President for the Hwange FC board of Trustees, Marvin Maseko expressed confidence in the appointment of Mawiwi and buttressed the need for results to foster the mainstay of the team. “The team standing on the log requires that we concentrate on garnering positive results going forward and that cannot be over emphasised,” said Maseko. The new coach promised to devote all his energy in ensuring smiles...

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Zanu PF MPs push for constitutional amendment

Zanu PF is gearing up for the tabling of the constitutional amendment bill number one in the August house next week which seeks to give power to the President for the appointment of Chief Justice. The revolutionary party’s legislators converged at the party headquarters in Harare to deliberate on ways of dealing with the amendment bill number one when it comes to parliament next week. Besides the constitutional amendment bill, the caucus also discussed about the need for parliament to come up with a law to ensure that there is no abuse of the Constituency Development Fund. The current...

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ZIFF to celebrate new technology

This year’s Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) will witness local film makers celebrate the growth of the film industry that was necessitated by advent of technology and digitalisation. Last year, more than 100 people submitted their short films for the 18th edition of the ZIFF. Local film producers said new technology will see more films being produced. ZIIF consultant, Makai Matema said the festival will enhance participation by film makers and producers from all sectors. This year’s festival will run from 26 August to 2 September under the theme: ‘The Business of...

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Seedco donation to benefit 5000

Over 5000 underprivileged orphans and the elderly will benefit from a food donation from a local seed producer. Conducted under the seed manufacturing company’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the programme gathered 9,5 tonnes of mealie meal that will be distributed to orphanages, churches and hospitals. Seedco Head of Public Relations and Communication, Ms Majorie Mutemererwa said her organisation saw it prudent to handover the mealie meal to various institutions as this is in tandem with their values. Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude at the gesture which they say will lessen their financial burden. Over the years, the seed company has worked with various institutions and corporate social responsibility has become an integral part of its operations, benefiting many disadvantaged...

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Guidance, counselling book published

Two Zimbabwean authors; Priscilla Musoki and Nhamo Chikwava have written a guidance and counselling book, a series aimed at equipping the learner with various survival skills in today’s world. The authors said they were driven by the desire to protect the current generation from choosing the wrong career path. In the series of six books for secondary school level, the guidance and counselling books assist learners in areas related to character building, wisdom and avoidance of societal ills, and career guidance. The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has since developed and launched a new syllabus for guidance and counselling with a view to address challenges faced by...

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Activists welcome 60-year rape sentence

Child abuse in Zimbabwe has remained a subject of concern despite the existence of laws that protect children and women. The real reasons for rape remain debatable but activists pick heartlessness and rituals as the chief contributors to the spike in child rape statistics. Rape and other forms of abuse are hard to measure, since victims often suffer in silence. This is particularly so if the victims are men raped by women, or young boys abused by older men. Within this context, the real statistics on sodomy in Zimbabwe will not be accurately collated. However, what is visible is...

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Zim student confident of winning Chinese competition

A 21-year-old University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student, Robin Craig, who is representing Zimbabwe in this year’s Chinese Bridge Competition, is optimistic of clinching the World Cup of the Chinese bridge competition. Craig is making huge strides in China as she is now on the 7th position out of 70 nations. Speaking from China, Craig said she is optimistic of clinching the title evidenced by her previous performances. Zimbabweans are now being encouraged to vote for Craig through the Chinese Bridge Competition website or on We Chat. The Chinese proficiency competition for international university students is a large-scale international contest...

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Zvish man strikes gold from garbage

A Zvishavane businessman has struck gold in the most unusual manner. The businessman is even exporting his products to neighbouring South Africa. The mention of the word ‘export’ is always associated with perceived top businesses. However, a Zvishavane businessman struck opportunity in waste management. It all began as an idea for Mr Anthony Hova who is an environmental health officer by profession. Just from collecting refuse, he has grown a business which is employing more than 12 people and also exporting the collected refuse to neighbouring South Africa. Hova’s colleague, Mr Venancio Mutasa said the business was not only a unique idea but is also serving to keep Zvishavane clean. The business is a living proof that great fortune ideas are not only borne in high rise buildings, even in dirt, there might just be that $1 million...

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Govt opposes return of Anjin to Chiadzwa

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has opposed allowing Chinese diamond mining firm, Anjin Investments back to the Chiadzwa diamond fields, saying it will be an illegality because the company’s operating licence expired. Anjin approached the Constitutional Court after it was ejected from Chiadzwa in February last year. The Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Cde Walter Chidhakwa, through Advocate Lewis Uriri, raised 4 preliminary points seeking the dismissal of the case by Anjin. In opposition Anjin represented by Advocate Thabani Mpofu counter argued that the government must provide an answer on why it told investors to bring...

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