Day: May 7, 2018

Zim, Qatar engagement start on high note

Zimbabwe’s first ever engagement with Qatar has started on a high note after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two countries seeking to find areas of cooperation for economic development. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is on a three day state visit to the gulf state, today met the Emir of Qatar, His Highness, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad where talks centred on investment in Zimbabwe across various sectors of the economy. Members of Cde Mnangagwa’s delegation, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa; Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrence Shiri, and Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando...

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Zim poised for full scale lithium production

Zimbabwe is poised to go into full scale lithium carbonate production and battery manufacturing and stands to benefit immensely as the demand for lithium compounds is likely to sky rocket as the world shifts towards adopting electrical cars to reduce carbon emissions. A local company, Zimbabwe Lithium’s Managing Director, Mr John Taggaart today appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy and informed the National Assembly that the Mines and Mining Development Ministry has set up a committee to pursuing modalities around lithium carbonate production. Mr Shopuming Lin, a partner in the Kamativi Mine Resuscitation Programme was...

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First Lady bids farewell to PAP

The First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa says it is now time for the Pan African Parliament (PAP) to be transformed from being a consultative entity into a fully fledged parliament in accordance with the vision spelt out at its inception in 2004. Cde Mnangagwa said this when she bid farewell to the Pan African Parliament during the 6th ordinary session of the 4th PAP in Midrand, South Africa this morning. She has served the continental organisation as Chairperson of the Southern African Regional Caucus. Presenting her farewell speech, Cde Mnangagwa informed the PAP that Zimbabwe has signed the Constitutive...

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Zim athletes shine at COSSASA

Zimbabwean athletes at the Confederation of School Sports Association in Southern Africa (COSSASA) games currently underway in Francistown Botswana opened the campaign on a high by scooping four gold medals three silver and four bronze medals during day one events. Reigning champions Zimbabwe proved that their three year dominance of the regional schools athletics competitions is not a fluke. With a record 2 minutes 6 seconds and 61 mini seconds, Evans Mubaiwa scooped the gold medal in the 1 500 metres race. National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) vice president Arthur Maphosa heaped praises on the level of competition...

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Hwange town up for sale

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL)’s woes persist, with numerous teething problems affecting productivity and the plight of workers and their family far from being resolved. The company now wants to sell Hwange town for $300 million to among other things offset a $70 million debt it owes to employees in salary arrears dating back to 5 years. This emerged as the company’s board appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy this afternoon. As the crisis continues unabated, women and children of the stranded workers who are now forced to work two week shifts, are the worst...

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Black Rhinos Queens maintain pole position

Black Rhinos Queens FC maintained their early season form with a 4-0 victory over Herentals Queens ensuring the army women remain at the summit of the log standings. The army side continued to exhibit ruthlessness in the women’s super league with the win over Herentals taking them to 9 points from three matches. Black Rhinos Queens have now scored a staggering 29 goals from just three outings with the latest 4-0 victory adding to the 25 goals already scored in their first two games. The win placed Black Rhinos two points at the top of the standings following the...

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Harare’s Women’s League calls for unity of purpose

The Zanu PF Harare Province Women’s League say it is now high time for party supporters to unite and rally behind candidates who won in the just ended primary elections. The women said they are in a campaign move to unite all women to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in upcoming general elections and to support all successful candidates in the just ended party primary elections. In an interview with the ZBC News on the sidelines of a meeting to congratulate councillors who won in the party primary elections, the Zanu PF Harare Province Women’s League chairwoman, Cde Ratidzo Mukarati said party members should unite and support candidates who got the mandate to represent the party in the upcoming general elections. “We want to strengthen our party through women who have a bigger number to keep the party in power forever,” she said. Councillors who won in primaries said they are set to improve service delivery in their wards and promised to work hard for a resounding victory. Zanu PF last week launched its election manifesto which has a strong focus on reviving the economy after years of economic...

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Women’s Affairs Ministry to promote value addition

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development says it is implementing policies that promote production among women. This comes as the ministry engages women in various businesses especially those which require value addition.  Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni met with a number of businesswomen in Harare and challenged them to take up better opportunities, and assured them of government support. Women Alliance of Business Associations in Zimbabwe chair, Ms Hilda Makamure said they have partnered with some financiers to ensure women access funding. Women have been concentrating on small businesses thereby disadvantaging...

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Chirumhanzu woman revamps doilies business

64-year-old Chirumhanzu woman who has been doing the doilies business for a long time has fused the popular doily fashion with current fashion trends. Zimbabwe is one of the countries where women used to sustain their families by making doilies and other crocheting business.  However, Chirumhanzu’s Lydia Chivandire has revamped the doily business in the country with the introduction of trendy fashion designs to the old crocheting designs. The designer who got a chance to exhibit her prowess at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) this year started the knitting business many years ago. Speaking to the...

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Freshly Ground thrills fans at HIFA

South African Afro-fusion band Freshly Ground lived up to its billing during its performance as the main act at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) yesterday (Sunday) night. The group kept the cosmopolitan multiracial crowd on their feet throughout the show as promised. Freshly Ground gave the performance of a lifetime as the curtain came down on HIFA 2018, leaving fans asking for...

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