Day: August 4, 2017

ZBC to hold musical show in Byo

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s Bulawayo studios, in Montrose has organised a musical bash to promote local talent as well as its brand. The musical show is set for the 12th of this month at the Large City Hall car park in Bulawayo and will feature the who is who in the music industry in the City of Kings with the likes of Skhobokhobo, of the Ngamnanka Usamamo fame, together with legends Jays Marabini and Ndolwane being part of the bash. ZBC Montrose station manager, Mr Stephen Ndlovu said the event is the national broadcaster’s way of promoting local artists. Mr...

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Zim, Turkey to boost trade

Zimbabwe and Turkey are looking forward to boost trade volume which stood at US$16.5 million in 2016 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) and the Turkey Economic Relations board expected to enhance business ties between the two countries’ business communities. In line with Turkey’s African opening policy, the country is looking forward to enhance trade ties with Harare. The two countries are hopeful the memorandum of understanding signed on the occasion of the CZI 2017 annual congress will boost trade. Turkey – Africa Business Council chairman, Mr Tamer Taskin said...

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Govt reaffirms commitment to establish ICT colleges

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education says it is committed to establishing ICT colleges in all the provinces. This came out at the Msasa Industrial Training College 14th graduation ceremony in the capital. Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Permanent Secretary, Professor Francis Gudyanga said the ministry is working with CBZ for infrastructure development of the ICT colleges. Msasa Industrial Training College has equipped graduands to be employers, a development expected to develop the informal sector. Best students walked away with tools boxes and cash. More than 300 students completed their studies in different...

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Zim’s insurance industry under spotlight

Zimbabwe’s insurance industry is under criticism for alleged shortchanging of clients leading to low business confidence. The trend has also affected investment portfolios on the stock market where shares under insurance firms are also being snubbed where the sector’s huge appetite for investing in low valued stocks has eroded gains for the investing public. Lack of investor confidence in the insurance sector is a worrisome element which has raised questions over the sector’s ability to under right claims. With a combination of rampant misuse of insuring public funds, failure to account for the proceeds and delays in fulfilling claims...

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Expedite release of insurance probe findings: Experts

Investors are always in need of a fair share return from their savings in different portfolios with the insurance and pensions sector being one of the most sought after portfolio. Experts say there is an urgent need for the release of an insurance probe report, effective monitoring of investment proceeds, injection of funds into viable projects that can unlock value and continous monitoring of pension and stock funds to unlock value on investments. Concerns are being raised over allegations that policy holders, investors and pensioners are being shortchanged on their investments. An economist Mr Zack Murerwa said the findings...

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War collaborators form united front

The various non-combative groups that worked with liberation fighters during Zimbabwe’s second Chimurenga have now been unified into a single organisation, named the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle. The Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators and Former Political Detainees and Restrictees, Cde Tshinga Dube made the announcement while addressing the second meeting of the association of liberation war veteran cadres at the Zanu PF Headquarters in Harare today. The issue of disunity and power struggles in different liberation war collaborators’ groups had become a huge menace that threatened to destroy the ruling party in recent years....

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Schools infrastructure in farm communities worrying: Chidhakwa

The state of infrastructure in farm community schools remains poor and a lot needs to be done to address the situation. Mines and Mining Development Minister and Zvimba South legislator, Cde Walter Chidhakwa noted that former commercial white farmers did not invest in education as they focused more on elementary education for their workers children. As a result education infrastructure in most farming communities remained poor and now requires a facelift, a task he said needs a multi-sectoral approach. He was speaking at Kutama Farm Primary School during the official commissioning of an early childhood development (ECD) block built...

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Bee keeping big business in Buhera

Over 90 farmers in the Chapanduka area in Buhera are reaping impressive profits from a bee keeping venture that is now sustaining livelihoods and has enhanced economic development in the community. Buhera district falls in natural region 4 , characterised by erratic rainfall patterns and high crop failure. Faced with perennial lean moments farmers in this area have developed responsive strategies that have not only worked to meet their nutritional requirements but also provided an anchor  to sustain their incomes through bee keeping. The private sector has realised the potential of this industry and are now depending on  this...

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Zim U16 girls basketball team departs for Afrobasket

The Zimbabwe under 16 basketball team today left for the Afrobasket championships to be hosted by Mozambique from the 5th of August. The team was visibly an excited lot ahead of their departure for the prestigious tourney. A send-off ceremony was held for the girls in the capital with team captain Thandeka Sibanda thrilled at having been tasked to lead her charges for the country in Mozambique. Basketball Union of Zimbabwe president, Addison Chiware said the participation of junior teams at continental events is vital as it gives them the much needed exposure. Banc ABC who provided assistance which...

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ZNA satisfied with training programmes

The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has expressed satisfaction with its training programmes which have enabled it to attain its objective of improving professionalism, proficiency and competence in the execution of its duties. This came out at the graduation of 90 students who successfully completed the general squad drill and small arms course at 1.2 Infantry Battalion in Hwange. The training programme included courses in field craft, range work, arms drill, civic education and physical training among others and commenced on the 2nd of May this year. In its quest to improve human resources development, the ZNA decentralised the running...

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