Day: September 10, 2017

Zanu PF braces for polls

The ruling Zanu PF party is now in a campaign mode and is making sure that its structures are poised for a well oiled campaign to register a resounding victory in the 2018 general elections. Addressing a commissariat workshop on voter education and registration, the party’s Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo said only Zanu PF carries the aspirations of the nation and no other political party has a clue on how to navigate the stormy political and economic waters in the country. Dr Chombo said the party is currently agreed on the presidential candidate who is the party’s...

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DeMbare, Bosso share spoils

Highlanders stopped Dynamos from registering a seventh win in a row, after holding them to a 1-all draw at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon. The match was however marred with missile throwing on the pitch by Dynamos fans after in-form striker, Christian Epoupa Ntouba was sent off late in the second half for head-butting Peter Muduhwa. Epoupa had given Dynamos the lead in the 1st minute before Benson Phiri equalized for Bosso in the 60th minute. After the match, Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa and his Highlanders counterpart, Elroy Akbay complained of poor officiating, saying the referee failed to control the match...

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China-Africa media co-operation lauded

The focus on China-Africa media co-operation has been noted as key in promoting good relations between China and African countries. This came out at the 2017 Seminar for Renowned Presenters and Producers which is underway in Beijing, China. The seminar seeks to develop China-Africa media relations as well and promote a common understanding in the operations of the African media industry.   One of the lecturers at the seminar, Mr Li Ansham from the Centre for African Studies at Peking University of China said it is vital for both China and African countries to work together in improving the media...

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Zim netball team wins gold in Namibia

The Zimbabwe senior women’s netball, the Gems clinched gold at the Pent Series tournament after beating neighbours Zambia 50-45 in their final match at Israel Patrick Iyambo Police Training Camp in Windoek, Namibia this Sunday (today).   The tourney featured five teams namely Swaziland, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and hosts Namibia.   The Gems first beat Botswana 52-40 in their first match on Wednesday, before dismissing hosts Namibia 57-33 on Friday enroute to winning gold.   The Lloyd Makunde-coached side then defeated Swaziland 26-18 yesterday before registering a crucial win against Zambia today to win the netball series in style...

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HCCL hosts Old Mutual Hwange Sports Day

Scores of people who participated at the Old Mutual Hwange Sports Day walked away richer after emerging as winners in various disciplines. Some of the winners include Abel Manyemuka and Eldon Nyathi, who claimed the first position in badminton. Sydney Wochele claimed the first prize in tennis, while Donald Takawira is the new champion in squash. Hwange Colliery Company Managing Director, Engineer Thomas Makore told people who attended the prize giving ceremony in the mining town that the event is in line with the government’s community sports and recreation club system launched by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko in July. “The community sports and recreation club system is an attempt by the government to integrate previously marginalised talent into main stream sport and recreation activities. To this end, Hwange Colliery Company fully supports government programmes for the benefit of the community,” said Engineer Makore. CABS Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Mr Cecil Ndoro pledged his organisation’s support in ensuring that the games continue to grow and unite the Hwange community. “We as Old Mutual are very happy to be part of these games and we hope the community finds them worthwhile activities. We will continue to be supportive in communities where we operate and we hope this will strengthen the relationship we have with Hwange Colliery Company,” he said. The Old Mutual Hwange Sports Day is an annual event...

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Engineers key to development: Govt

The government says engineers play an important role in the transformation of the country’s infrastructure, hence the need to ensure efforts are directed towards upgrading key infrastructure projects. In a bid to find lasting solutions to challenges faced and ensuring sustainable infrastructure is in place throughout the country, Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers members converged for the 9th bi-annual conference. Officially opening the conference, the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Dr Samuel Undenge said it is critical for the profession to take into consideration government priorities in infrastructure development. He informed stakeholders of plans in setting up power plants...

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Optimism as health tariffs study progresses

Zimbabweans who have been forced to endure high cost of medical services are hopeful that the results of the scientific study on tariffs initiated by the Association of Health Care Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFOZ) and the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) will restore sanity and ensure affordability of healthcare services. The scientific study commenced on the 4th of July and is set to be completed on the 4th of next month and is meant to come up with a scientifically standardised tariff regime relevant to the obtaining economic environment. The study is also set to resolve the impasse between healthcare funders and service providers over tariffs. Association of Health Care Funders of Zimbabwe CEO, Ms Shylet Sanyanga told the health stakeholders who graced the association’s just concluded 2017 annual conference that the study is almost complete and expressed satisfaction that the outcomes will bring transparency in fees setting. The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Cde Aldrin Musiiwa said the government is hopeful the researched tariff will bring to an end the perennial quarrels and the much need relief to patients. Both AHFOZ and service providers have however made submissions that tariffs derived from the research should be more of guidelines rather than being rigid and mandatory, to  enable service providers and medical aid societies to negotiate discounts and premiums, provided that they do not exceed the agreed national...

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Work at Kariba South Expansion Project lauded

Stakeholders in the energy and infrastructure development sector have commended the work being done at the Kariba South Power Expansion Project, saying the deadline for the commissioning of the first phase will be met. The comments from various stakeholders come at a time when the first phase of the project is set to be completed in the coming months to add 150 megawatts to the national power grid. The project, which falls under the infrastructure and utilities cluster of ZIMASSET is expected to play an important role in the energy industry. Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) CEO, Engineer Gloria...

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SA-bred Coachelo wins AFZ race

South African bred horse, Coachelo ridden by jockey, Fannie Chambers won the Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe horse race at Borrowdale Race Course in Harare yesterday.  The over 1000 metres race had six horses; Sheik’s Brashee, Road to Dubai, Coachela, El Gallo, Newtown Power and Cabinda. After the race, four prizes were given with winning jockey, Chambers walking away $4500 richer. The jockey of the second placed Cabinda, Calvin Habib pocketed $1600, while third placed El Gallo’s jockey, Brendon McNaughton got $1000. Fourth placed Newtown Power’s rider, Morgan Nyamagwete got a $600 consolation prize. Bridget Stidolph, owner of the winning horse, was rewarded with a trophy while Isiah Tombo got a hamper for being the best horse...

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