Day: August 29, 2017

Don’t spend loan on luxuries, cross borders told

Potential beneficiaries of the $15 million RBZ cross border entrepreneurship facility have been warned against spending their business start up pack on luxuries. Modalities for disbursement of the $15 million facility have since been worked out by responsible authorities who are also in the process of carrying out outreach programmes to educate cross border traders on the availability of the facility. Zimbabwe Cross Borders Association President, Cde Killer Zivhu and some government officials from relevant ministries this Tuesday took the outreach programme to Kadoma. Cde Zivhu said while the $15 million facility is meant to capacitate cross border traders...

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Siyakurima imitators meet their master

Those who do not know Radio Zimbabwe Producer/Presenter, Richmond Siyakurima, would be forgiven to believe that the man featuring in a video circulating on social media is indeed Siyakurima. The man is however the Mutare-based Victor Musarurwa, who is now enjoying the fame of Siyakurima. The story of Siyakurima’s inspiration has gotten even better, as yet another copycat, Tendai Kachuru shares the stage with Musarurwa and in the process entice their audience who in the end pay for their entertainment services. Placed against their master, the original Siyakurima proved that he has much more to offer. Sometimes our actions bring us closer to our destiny and for the two pseudo Siyakurimas, their imitations afforded them a dream opportunity to finally meet their role model and of course the Radio President, Season Ndundu in action. The imitations are a public endorsement of the impact of Radio Zimbabwe and the brand called ZBC. Dreams sometimes become a reality and for the two Radio Zimbabwe listeners-cum Siyakurima imitators, who knows what life is in store for them, maybe one day their dreams will come true and they will find themselves working for the family...

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Rally behind Mighty Warriors, fans urged

Football fans in and around Bulawayo have been urged to give the Mighty Warriors full support as they represent the country at the upcoming COSAFA senior women championships from the 13th to the 24th of September. As the countdown to Zimbabwe’s hosting of the tournament in Bulawayo gathers momentum, football fans have been called upon to give the women’s team the much needed support and rally it towards retaining the championship the team last won in 2011. The provisional team is currently in camp preparing for the battle of the region under the care of head coach, Sithethelelwe Sibanda...

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Mat North courts Singaporean investors

Matabeleland North Province is engaging Singapore investors to explore business opportunities being availed under the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone. Matabeleland North Minister of State, Ambassador Cain Mathema, who recently held a meeting with the South African-based Singapore High Commissioner, Mr Chua Thai-Keong is upbeat the interests shown by the diplomat and his team will result in actual investments. Ambassador Mathema said the province welcomes investments from the Asian country and encouraged the Singaporean investors to explore the vast opportunities in mining, leather industry, energy and tourism sectors. According to the government official, the province is also exploring other...

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Stragglers Cricket Week enters day 2

Hartman House primary school is a hive of activity this week, hosting the Stragglers Smashing Cricket T-20 Tournament which entered day two this Tuesday with almost 400 participants. Schools sport is indeed laying the foundation for the discovery of national talents. The annual Stragglers Cricket Week, with its massive enrolment, is shaping the future for cricket as organisers group students according to teams of cricket playing countries so as to inspire them to take the game seriously. “Such tournaments are what the nation needs to grow the sport,” said Ian Tinkler, one of the organisers. A fortnight ago, a mock cricket world cup was held at Alex Sports Club in Harare as part of efforts to inspire the young...

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Zimpraise plans 10th anniversary mega festival

Preparations for Zimpraise’s 10th anniversary to be held at the National Sports Stadium from the 5th to the 9th of September are at an advanced stage with prominent United States preacher and senior pastor of the Potters House, Thomas Dexter Jakes promising to grace the festival. Zimpraise, a popular contemporary gospel musical group based in Harare is made up of Christian musicians from different backgrounds and denominations. As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, Zimpraise will also host local pastors who include Bishop Tudor Bismark and Dr Asper Madzivire. Speaking to ZBC News, Zimpraise founder, Joseph Madziyire said thestage...

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Zim expects to improve on SADC gender barometer

Zimbabwe is expected to improve on the SADC gender barometer ratings for this year in the wake of the gender friendly constitution that supports women empowerment. Zimbabwe’s efforts at advancing gender equality are currently at 32 percent while the highest in the SADC region is South Africa which is at 48 percent. Botswana, which is not a signatory to the Gender Protocol, sits at 2 percent. The Chairperson for the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Cde Beatrice Nyamupinga said Zimbabwe has made some tremendous improvements that are expected to improve the ratings. She said the...

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Gokwe eyes municipal status by 2025

For a town to attain municipal status, there are a number of determinants such as the development of road infrastructure as well as housing. Gokwe has set the target for achieving municipal status for the year 2025 and the business community feels this target is achievable. Gokwe, which is the country’s cotton growing epicentre, is slowly awakening from a slumber that had threatened its growth after farmers had slowly abandoned the growing of the white gold. However, with the government coming in with a cotton input support scheme, Gokwe farmers are happy. Gokwe Business Community Vice Chairperson, Mr Jacob Sundawo said Gokwe is usually portrayed as a place synonymous with mysterious happenings despite the positive developments taking place at the centre. Mr Sundawo said the growth of the town, which has seen financial institutions, supermarket chains as well as other corporates having a footprint in the town, is a sign that the town is developing. Cotton has been the mainstay of Gokwe and there is consensus that the cotton to clothing strategy can have positive ripple effects on Gokwe. The Zvido Zvevanhu Cotton Producers Association believes that investment in firms that will add value to cotton will create investment in the town. Gokwe Town Council has also embarked on a drive to improve infrastructure in the town with a stadium, newly completed town house as well as housing developments...

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ZSE’s strong performance continues

The industrial index continued its strong performance in today’s trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) as it gained a further 2.77 points to close at 228.42 points, and move closer to an all time high of 233.18 points. The mining index however slipped 0.23 points to close at 69.54 points. This Tuesday’s session was characterised by gains across the board for the industrial index. SIMBISA gained a hefty 3.69 cents to close at 41.19 cents, PADENGA increased by 1.75 cents to trade at 42.00 cents and SEEDCO added 1.45 cents to close at 157.75 cents. Other gains were...

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Delight as govt seals ZISCOSTEEL revival deal

The plan to revive operations at the largest integrated steel plant, Ziscosteel, has been touted as an investment milestone which is strategic in the economic turnaround of the country. The visit by the president of the Chinese investor company, R and R, Mr Jang Li, who met with President Robert Mugabe in Harare yesterday, is viewed as a sign of commitment by both sides. Zisco used to be one of the country’s biggest employers with over 5000 workers at its peak in the 1990s. The company was a source of livelihood for a population of over 100000 people in...

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