Day: November 21, 2017

Calls for gender equality in music industry

More than 13 countries are gathered in Tanzania for a sub-regional workshop on gender equality in the music industry. Representatives from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia among other countries have met in Tanzania in a bid to discuss gender issues affecting especially female artists in the music industry. President of the Zimbabwe Musicians Union Edith Weutonga Katiji said among other things to be discussed during the workshop are the challenges faced by female artists that hinder them from doing their productions. Other people who also attended the seminar said the workshop has helped in addressing gender equality issues that...

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Construction sector call for greater stake in negotiations

Workers in the construction sector have called for a stake in tender negotiations in order to protect their interests amid an influx of foreign companies conducting projects. While foreign investors have spurred construction activity in the country, workers in the sector have called for an increased stake in tender negotiations. Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trade Workers Union secretary general Mr Nicholas Mazarura told ZBC News on the sidelines of the union’s congress that construction workers are at the mercy of companies that often flout prescribed terms of service and working conditions that trade unions will have agreed with their...

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Tamy Moyo set for a 3 month Europe tour  

Local music sensation Tamy Moyo is set to lift the country’s flag high during a 3 month European tour by African artists slated for early next month. The talented singer, song writer and guitarist Tamy is set to tour Germany, Austria and Switzerland in December until next year February. The tour dubbed “Mother Africa” will see various artists from Africa showcasing their talent in Europe. The rising Zimbabwean songstress told ZBC News she is looking forward to putting up a great show during the 3 month tour. The 19 year old Afro pop fusion music sensation started singing at...

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Zim in carnival mood as Pres Mugabe resigns

President Robert Mugabe’s resignation this evening has brought wild cheers and jubilation across the country. Harare, the capital had wild celebrations with cars hooting, others whistling while some were dancing on the streets.  Many said ‘Yes His Time Was Up’. There was joy and jubilation across the country when news broke out that President Mugabe had resigned. People came onto the streets honking their horns and showing their joy. ZBC News interviewed the joyous people in the heat off the moment and they couldn’t hide their joy while some were in disbelief. At Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale people...

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ZSE registers huge losses

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange continued with its dive as market capitalisation knocked off a further $1 billion in today’s trading session attributable to panic selling by investors and buyers who have adopted a wait and see strategy. The local bourse continues to record huge losses that have knocked off close to $5 billion in less than a week as the market responds to developments on the ground. Market capitalisation on the stock market which had reached a record level of $15 billion, closed trading today slightly under the $10 billion mark as losses were recorded in heavy weight counters....

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ZEC urged to complete BVR process

Civil society organisations in the electoral process have called upon the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to complete the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) process and ensure all eligible voters are registered. Speaking at a press briefing in the capital, Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network chairperson, Andrew Makoni said ZEC should complete the on-going process of registering all eligible voters to ensure a complete voters’ role as it is important in improving efficiency of the electoral management body. The BVR process which is being done in phases entered the third phase last week with more than 2 million people having been registered...

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Comprehensive strategic plans key in transforming sport

A sports administrator says comprehensive strategic plans that are successfully implemented are key in transforming the fortunes of Zimbabwean sport. Local sport fans have often had to face the disappointment of teams failing to make a mark on the international stage. The absence of strategic plans and failure to implement existing plans has been a major concern, according to Robert Mutsauki, the facilitator of a Zimbabwe Strategic Planning Facilitators Workshop. Participants have been drawn from local universities, national sport associations, the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture as well as the Sports and Recreation Commission. The train the...

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Chikore not part of Zim Aviation Leasing Company: Dr Gumbo

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo says Air Zimbabwe chief operations officer Mr Simba Chikore, the son-in-law of former president Robert Mugabe is not part of the consortium of Diasporans who are engaged by government to supply aircraft to the national air carrier. The consortium, Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company is in talks with a Malaysian company for a deal to acquire aircraft that will be used by the national air carrier Air Zimbabwe. Minister Gumbo revealed that his ministry employed Mr Chikore on a purely merit basis when the ministry was looking for a partner for Air...

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Make use of Agritex officers, farmers urged

The Zimbabwe Agricultural Professional and Technical Association (ZAPTA), which is the mother association for Agritex officers, has challenged farmers to utilise the services of Agritex officers to maintain last year’s bumper harvest. This comes as ZAPTA has confirmed that Agritex officers will intensify their operations to guide farmers during the farming season. ZAPTA President Dumisai Muvishi said they held an annual general meeting with their members a fortnight ago in Bulawayo and tasked them to render technical and professional assistance for the country to reap another bumper harvest in the 2017-2018 farming season. Part of the assistance will see...

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe resigns

President Robert Mugabe has resigned as the Head of State and Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. He handed in his resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda this afternoon, leading to the adjournment of the joint sitting of members of the lower and upper houses to impeach him. Cde Mugabe’s resignation is in line with Section 96(1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe. Following the resignation, the Zimbabwe Defence and Security Services has appealed to all Zimbabweans across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law...

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