Day: May 4, 2018

South African footballer Ntshangase dies

A South African footballer Luyanda Ntshangase who was struck by lightning during a match has died in hospital. Reports from his club Maritzburg United say the 21-year-old striker had been in an induced coma since being injured in a friendly match on the 1st of March. In a statement on Facebook, the club described Ntshangase as one of its rising youngsters and said the team was in mourning. Maritzburg United are currently fourth in South Africa’s Premier League. “We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous potential,” said Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia in...

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Zim’s rugby future described as bright

A reception to mark the start of the Falcon College U14 rugby coaching course was held where it was noted that the country posed enormous talent that has the capacity to reach greater heights if properly nurtured. The coaching course reached its third straight year running and is this time graced by a total of 18 schools from right round the country with the presence of five renowned foreign coaches a big boost. This year’s attendance that has 500 players taking part is a major increase from last year’s 300. Speaking during a reception to officially kick start the...

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Stiffer penalties for littering

The government says it will soon introduce stiffer penalties for motorists and passengers who litter the environment where offenders will be expected to pay a fine of $100 from $25.   Littering has continued to be a major problem in urban areas and along major highways where take away trays, plastic papers, plastic bottles, cans and pampers are normally strewn all over the place by the travelling public. In a bid to address this problem, the government says motorists and passengers who throw litter into the environment will soon be expected to pay a fine of $100 up from...

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Impart life skills to students, universities told

Universities have been urged to bridge the gap between theory and practice by imparting life skills to students as a way of inculcating entrepreneurship. During his presentation of a public lecture dubbed, ‘Entrepreneurship for Development in Zimbabwe: Opportunities and Threats’ organised by the Zimbabwe Open University today, one of the country’s entrepreneurs Dr Shingi Munyeza implored universities in Zimbabwe to prioritise entrepreneurship as it prepares students for life after university. Dr Munyeza also added that entrepreneurs are key to economic growth hence the need to teach students skills at a young age. The public lecture was attended by students...

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HIFA lives up to its billing

Action continues at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) today with acclaimed South African band Beatenburg serenaded fans at the main stage while Zimdancehall king Winky D will also take to stage tonight. ZBC News visited Harare Gardens home to HIFA and caught up with international Namibian outfit Elemotho which was in top form as they serenaded fans at the global. The nomadic musical outfit who also perform in Setswana also belted melodious Afro-fusion tracks which left the fans screaming for more. This evening, Beatenburg and Winky D are the main acts with expectations so high that...

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ED is a tried, tested cadre: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of the pioneers of the second Chimurenga which demystified the invincibility of the white colonial regime a move which inspired other combatants like him (VP Chiwenga) to join the struggle for independence. Addressing thousands who witnessed the launching of the Zanu PF 2018 election campaign and manifesto in Harare today, Dr Chiwenga spoke about President Mnangagwa’s past before the struggle, during the struggle and after independence saying with Zanu PF and his leadership, Zimbabwe is in safe hands. Vice President Chiwenga said the President is a tried...

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Zim urged to prioritise interoperability

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the country which registered a growth in digital payments to $94 billion should consolidate its position as a regional leader in digital payments through increased focus on innovation and interoperability. Zimbabwe and Kenya have been described as some of the best case studies in the adoption of electronic payments. In 2017 electronic transactions in Zimbabwe rose from $62 million to $94 billion representing a 52 percent surge. In his keynote address during the official opening ceremony of the 2018 Zimswitch Payments Conference, RBZ director financial markets Mr Josephat Mutepfa said the country...

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ZSE market cap reaches $9.6bn

The total value of shares on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has risen to $9.6 billion with foreigners dominating share deals this week. The week saw mixed levels of trading with foreigners continuing to be the key active investors on a market that saw the total value of shares being on an upward trend. The trend also saw total value of shares reaching $2.3 million by close of trading today, foreigners bought shares worth $195.4 million against sales at $593.8 million. Total trades of 96 were registered by Friday (today). The all share index rose by 1.07 percent to...

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Govt rolls out online visa payment system

Government has rolled out the online visa payment facility as part of efforts to facilitate travel in line with the objective of improving the ease of doing business through harnessing information communication technologies. The Government of Zimbabwe which has prioritised e-governance in order to modernise the public sector systems and processes to improve service delivery has rolled out the online visa payment facility which will allow visitors to the country to pay the visa fee in advance. Department of Immigration principal director Mr Clemence Masango said the system is up and running adding that the government arm is targeting...

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Malaysia committed to work with Zim

Malaysia says it is committed to work with Zimbabwe in areas of cultural exchange and tourism. The Malaysian community in Zimbabwe says they are committed working with zimbabwe in promoting cultural exchange programmes through international shows such as harare international festival of the arts. Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the launch of their cultural dances in Harare, Malaysian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Amarjit Sarjit Singh said Zimbabwe needs to market its cultural programmes to boost its relations with other nations. “We are happy to work with the new government which is preaching for peaceful, credible and...

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