Day: November 17, 2017

Tobacco receipts to exceed $1bn mark

Earnings from the sale of tobacco are projected to exceed $1 billion next year after an increase in the export incentive of the commodity to 12.5 percent. The upward review of an export incentive for tobacco by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to 12.5 percent from 5 percent has been welcomed as an initiative that will improve viability for the sector. The plan was made on the realisation of tobacco as one of the economy’s biggest foreign currency earner. With the commodity’s export receipts for this year hovering at $980 million, the move by the central bank is expected...

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All roads lead to Mandava

Premier Soccer League (PSL) action resumes tomorrow with the limelight on the battle of the platinum miners at Mandava Stadium. The mining town of Zvishavane will come to a standstill as FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum clash in a battle which could decide the destiny of the PSL title. FC Platinum shot to the summit of standings after overcoming Tsholotsho on Wednesday but much tougher opposition awaits them in an encounter at Mandava Stadium.  Pure Platinum Play face a Madamburo side seeking to revive their title hopes after a 2-2 draw against Chicken Inn on Wednesday. A victory for...

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44 junior staff officers graduate at Zim Staff College

Minister of Defence Dr Sydney Sekeramayi has conferred certificates to a total of 44 graduands junior staff officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Zimbabwe Staff College today. Speaking during the 68th junior staff course graduation, Dr Sekeramayi said the course attained by the officers enable them to deal with greater challenges in their military careers. He added that among other roles defence forces should provide a conducive environment for the development of the country. One of the graduands Captain Xolani Mkandla from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces said the knowledge attained will enable them to handle peace support...

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Harare City Queens shoots to the summit

Harare City stormed to the summit of the Netball Super League (NSL) standings after a 57-38 victory over ZRP Team at the Mbare Netball Complex this afternoon. Harare City were level on points with Correctional Queens heading into Friday’s (today) contest but a polished display kept the Sunshine Girls in the hunt for the NSL crown. Despite clashing against a formidable ZRP Team currently in third place with 48 points and still with a chance of landing the top crown, the hosts showed determination and hunger for victory as they breezed to a 57-38 win which thrust them to...

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‘Zimbabwe Defence Forces press release’

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has issued a statement informing the nation on the new developments taking place regarding its operation and environmental issues. In its latest statement, the ZDF says resonating with one of its operational thrust relating to freedom of expression and movement, they have been approached by several private volunteer organisations seeking to freely move and express their desires and one of such being a solidarity march planned for Harare grounds in Highfield tomorrow. The ZDF is therefore advising the nation that for as long as the planned march remains orderly, peaceful and in tandem with...

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Massive disposal of shares hit ZSE

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) market capitalisation has dropped to US$12.3 billion from US$15 billion on the back of massive disposal of shares by the investors. The value of shares on the stock market has dropped after losing almost US$2 billion by end of trading this week. The industrial index shed 11.32 percent to 432.72 points, while the mining or resources index was unchanged at 134.40 points. Losers included Econet down by 19.99 percent to 134.00 points, Delta shed 19.94 percent to close at 203.75 cents, Old Mutual share price dropped by 19.58 percent to close at 1150.00 cents...

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Practise conservation agriculture, farmers told

Farmers have been urged to utilise the current wet spell and practice conservation agriculture. Meteorological Services (MET) Department head public weather service Mr Tichaona Zinyemba said the current rains will continue with some areas experiencing sunny conditions that might result in thunderstorms and lightning.  Agricultural expert Mr Irvine Craig told ZBC News that it is the right time for farmers to utilise the wet spell and plant all types of crops. He also urged farmers to practice conservation agriculture.  Currently farmers are busy preparing their fields to make sure that they catch up with the planting...

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Farmers urged to grow chia crop

Farmers have been urged to venture into growing chia, a new cash crop introduced in the country.  The introduction of chia is expected to benefit thousands of farmers especially tobacco farmers who can grow it alongside the golden leaf. An expert in the growing of chia crop Edmnud Rous says the crop which originated from South Korea has been successfully tried through demo plot in the country and farmers can take advantage of the new cash crop which can give them high rewards to supplement their traditional crops. The crop is of an organic nature and requires only compost...

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Zanu PF calls on Pres Mugabe to resign

Eight of Zanu PF’s 10 Provincial Coordinating Committees (PCC) have called on President Robert Mugabe to step down as President of Zimbabwe and President and First Secretary of the party saying he has lost control of the party and government business due to incapacitation stemming from his advanced age. The provinces also said President Mugabe has allowed the formation of cabals.   The Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) has made seven resolutions, key among them a call on President Robert Mugabe to step down as the First Secretary of the revolutionary party. The PCC also called...

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Guard against hostile nations, uniformed forces urged

A  Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander has urged the country’s uniformed forces are there to protect the country at all cost. These officers and non commissioned officers have just finished some top courses in communication at this school of signals and are graduating with one vision ‘to defend the country’s national integrity’.      Addressing delegates during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe National Army School of Signals today, Commander Bulawayo Brigade Colonel Ratham Moyo said the uniformed forces should protect the country at all times.                                Colonel Moyo said the destiny of this country should be guided by its touching history which...

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