Day: August 28, 2017

Be competitive, local construction firms urged

Local construction companies have been urged to work closely with banks and position themselves to compete for jobs with foreign companies. This came out during the Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (CIFOZ) annual general meeting held in Masvingo. CIFOZ is expected to benefit from a number of key projects which include the construction of the Beitbridge-Harare highway, the expansion of the Harare International Airport, the  Hwange Power Station, as well as the construction of the Batoka Hydro Power Station. The Principal Director in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National  Housing, Retired Colonel Joseph Mhakayakora, who was...

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12 tonnes gold delivered at Fidelity Printers

Zimbabwe’s gold miners have responded positively to incentives introduced by regulatory authorities with deliveries to Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) reaching 12 tonnes between January and July this year. The past seven months have seen confidence in the gold mining sector increasing on the back of export incentives for the yellow metal and a $40 million loan facility for the miners. With the global pricing models of the commodity on a rebound as evidenced by the current regime where an ounce is being paid for an average of $1200, the trend has also resulted in gold maintaining its top...

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Nyanga RDC suspends servicing of stands

Nyanga Rural District Council (RDC) has suspended servicing of 1500 residential stands due to the high defaulting rate by stands beneficiaries, a development which is likely to affect the local authority’s contribution to the national housing delivery under the ZIMASSET blueprint. In an interview, Nyanga RDC CEO, Mr Zephania Jaravaza said the local authority has since stopped the development programme due to financial challenges necessitated by high rate of defaulting stands beneficiaries. “We had targeted to complete the development of residential stands and the establishment of a water reservoir by June this year, but all that has been suspended,”...

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Continue empowering women, region urgerd

Zimbabwe participated at the second edition of the International Women Entrepreneur Indaba in South Africa, where a call was made for the region to continue developing and empowering women in tourism for economic development. Women in tourism in the region continue to contribute significantly to development and there is need to capacitate them through creating platforms for their businesses and enhance their skills. Speaking to the ZBC News following the conference in South Africa, the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Anastancia Ndlovu said regional countries agreed to partner and form synergies with big tourism players, thereby ensuring that women are included and benefit from the tourism industry. The conference, which was hosted in the women’s month of August, saw Zimbabwe being nominated to host the 3rd edition of the indaba next year. Currently, the government is working towards finalising the tourism master plan which will ensure that disadvantaged groups including women, youths and the disabled benefit from tourism...

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DeMbare march on

Dynamos beat Yadah by 2-0 at Rufaro Stadium, their fifth consecutive to maintain their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title challenge. The win by DeMbare has put pressure on the title chasing pack of Chicken Inn, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum. The title race is now heating up with any of the four leading clubs still in with a big shout. A goal in each half ensured that Dynamos collected maximum three points against a struggling Yadah FC and remain within striking distance of the title chasing pack. Inspirational and in-form captain Ocean Mushure scored his fourth goal in...

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Mighty Warriors camp shaping up

Mighty Warriors coach Sithethelelwe “Kwinji 15” Sibanda says things are shaping up in the Mighty Warriors COSAFA camp following an internal friendly played at the weekend to assess the level of fitness of the players and try out a number of combinations. The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) tournament will be held in Bulawayo from September 13-24 with 12 teams competing. The Mighty Warriors began their second week of camp today in high spirits with all the players fit and training while the technical team have a huge task in selecting the final 20 players to do...

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How Mine players return to action

After missing their encounter against Dynamos resulting in a 6-0 drubbing at Barbourfields stadium last Thursday, How Mine players returned to action to a 2-1 victory over struggling Bantu Rovers. The gold miners’ side was rocked by bonuses chaos which resulted in a number of players downing their tools before their midweek encounter against Dynamos. According to the club head coach Kelvin Kaindu, it took spirited efforts to convince the players to take part in the weekend fixture against a youthful Bantu Rovers. It was a different tune from his opposite number Methembe Ndlovu, who believes Tshintsha Guluva lost...

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Zim scoops silver in Africa Chess champs

Zimbabwe scooped a silver medal at the just ended African Schools Individual Chess championships in Harare yesterday with 2 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. The Zimbabwe Chess Federation TECHNUCAL DIRECTOR, Simbarashe Murimi said they learnt a lot from winners Botswana. Zimbabwe hopes to take advantage of the grandmasters that will be brought to Zimbabwe under World Chess Federation’s efforts to develop chess in schools, homes and in the village. Botswana who were winners in this African tournament scooped 3 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze while Zimbabwe who came second, Kenya, Angola and Zambia...

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Seed houses ready for summer season

Over 57 000 tonnes of seed will be availed this summer cropping season with the Zimbabwe Seed Traders Association confirming seed companies are ready for the 2017-18 agriculture programmes. Seed houses have confirmed they are ready for the summer season with a combined 57 000 tonnes of maize seed, soya, sugar beans, sorghum and ground nuts set to be availed for the season. Zimbabwe Seed Traders Association chairman, Mr Denias Zaranyika said last year 35 000 tonnes of maize was supplied and the industry is ready to surpass that figure. The only challenges for suppliers lie in groundnuts were...

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Akbay declares Bosso loyalty

Highlanders head coach Erol Akbay says he remains committed to Highlanders despite doubts over his loyalty to the Bulawayo giants. Highlanders gaffer Akbay has criticised those doubting his commitment towards Bosso, emphasizing his commitment to see out his contract at the Bulawayo based outfit in the best possible manner. After watching his side fall 3-0 to Ngezi Platinum at the weekend, Akbay has attributed the club’s struggles to lack of financial muscle to purchase desired players. Distrust between Akbay and Highlanders faithfuls arose when the gaffer announced he will not serve Bosso beyond the 2016 season resulting in supporters...

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