Day: August 7, 2017

Min. Mushohwe consoles Mandizha family

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Christopher Mushohwe has paid tribute to the late broadcaster Dominic Mandizha for playing a leading role in shaping the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Services (ZBC) to what it has become today. Meanwhile, the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe has conveyed her condolences to the Mandizha family. Tributes continue to pour in following the death of the veteran broadcaster who became one of the pioneers of the broadcasting arena before independence. Dr Mushohwe accompanied by the ZBC management visited the Mandizha homestead to pay their condolences. He described the late Mandizha as the head teacher...

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Vic Falls to roll out sky diving activity

Adventure seekers coming to Victoria Falls will have a new activity added on their to-do-list as the resort town will soon be offering an adrenalin rush sky diving which is sure to consolidate the destination’s position as the adventure capital of Africa. The 111 metre jump from the Victoria Falls bridge and the Gorge Swings are regarded as some of the frightening and jaw-dropping activities in Victoria Falls. One more adrenalin rush activity is in the pipeline, and that is the tandem sky dive, a free-fall from 10 000 fit above the ground level affording one spectacular views of...

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SMEs challenged to capitalise on Chinese markets

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been challenged to take advantage of the vast opportunities within the Chinese market to enhance viability. Speaking at the launch of the SMEs showcase market in the capital, the SMEs owners said market linkages and accessibility remain a major challenge for them. The Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Huang Ping said China’s economy continues to grow and the local SMEs sector should take advantage of the cordial relations that exist between the two countries by tapping into that economy for growth. The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Walter Mzembi said...

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Political analysts condemn MDC-T violence in Byo

Political analysts have condemned violence within the MDC-T party following the attack of its vice president Ms Thokozani Khupeby MDC thugs in Bulawayo over the weekend. The analysts say such hooliganism must be addressed as the country gears up for the 2018 harmonised elections. In February 2014 the then MDC-T deputy treasury-general, Elton Mangoma and secretary-general, Tendai Biti and Promise Mkwananzi were assaulted by a group of party youths for allegedly calling for leadership renewal in the party. In the assault Mangoma’s shirt was torn and the MDC-T leader was quoted by a weekly paper saying he feared he...

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ZSE opens week in green

The industrial index opened the week in the positive following a 0.73 points increase to close at 207.82 while the mining index opened the week flat at 73.92 points. Simbisa put on 1.75 cents to end at 28.75 cents, Padenga went up by 0.91 cents to 30.01 cents while Delta and Seedco were each 0.25 cents stronger at 127.75 cents and 146.50 cents respectively. Barclays and Econet both added 0.10 cents to settle at 3.10 cents and 42.10 cents in that order. Two counters lost ground, Fidelity Life and OK Zimbabwe both shed 0.25 cents to close at 13.50...

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Nyanga rolls out road rehab programme

A road rehabilitation programme has been rolled out in Nyanga South constituency to repair damages caused by the incessant rains during the 2016 to 2017 season. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development together with the District Development Fund (DDF) have embarked on roads rehabilitation programme in Nyanga South constituency. Most of the road network linking to the various tourists attractions were badly damaged forcing visitors to shy away. The ZBC News caught up with the Transport Ministry officials rehabilitating and re-gravelling Mangondoza-Ruwangwe road. Nyanga South legislator Cde Supa Mandiwanzira who is also the Minister of Information Communication Technology,...

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Sesame seed growers raise red flag

The Zimbabwe Sesame Growers Association which sponsored 25 000 farmers in semi-arid regions 4 and 5 has raised a red flag over side marketing of the crop by middleman to neighbouring Mozambique resulting in the loss on their investments. A grouping of 25 000 farmers drawn from Chiredzi, Zaka, Mvuma, Sanyati, Binga, Bhoneni, and Mhondoro stand to lose significantly from the activities of middlemen. This is a major stumbling block which according to Mr Donmore Gombe, the president of the association who was recently on a nationwide assessment tour is impacting negatively on their efforts to value add the...

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Women’s COSAFA set for next month

The Regional Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) senior women’s tournament scheduled for September 13-24 in Bulawayo will have 11 teams competing after Seychelles pulled out. Zimbabwe are the current champions having won the last championship in 2011 at Rufaro Stadium as hosts. The competition returns after a five-year hiatus largely caused by lack of funds. The COSAFA women’s championship is an association football tournament for teams from Southern Africa organised by COSAFA. Speaking to the ZBC News in a telephone interview from his base in Bulawayo, chairman of the local organising committee and ZIFA vice-president, Omega Sibanda...

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Youth Build Zim programme launched

Hundreds of youth volunteers in Mashonaland Central Province are set to participate in various infrastructural and rehabilitation projects under the Youth Build Zimbabwe programme. The Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment has forged a Youth Build Zimbabwe partnership with the Mashonaland Central District Development Fund (DDF). Under the initiative, youth volunteers will participate in various infrastructure and rehabilitation programmes being carried out by the parastatal. DDF Mashonaland Central provincial coordinator, Mr Clement Mutombo expressed optimism that the Youth Build Zimbabwe programme will assist with road rehabilitation after the huge damages caused by the incessant rains this year. Mashonaland...

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Turkish Airlines ready to introduce Harare flights

Turkish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Kadir Hidayet Eris says Turkish Airlines is ready to introduce directs flights to Harare and has urged the Zimbabwean government to expedite the ratification of the air agreement in order to unlock tourism and trade opportunities. Turkey and Zimbabwe trade which stood at US$16 million in 2016 can be boosted with improved connectivity and the introduction of Istanbul-Harare flights by the Turkish Airlines, according to the foreign economic relations board of turkey (DEIK). Mr Eris said the Turkish Airlines has indicated its readiness to introduce Harare flights once Zimbabwe ratifies the bilateral air services...

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