Day: July 2, 2018

Craft Properties receives two international awards

Zimbabwean firms continue to claim recognition space after a local property development firm received two international awards one in the USA and another in France for excellence in quality. At a time when Zimbabwe is making efforts to reassert its footprints on the international arena within the context of the new dispensation, the country has once again been put on the world map for the good reasons after a local firm, Craft Properties won two international awards for business excellence. The firm is behind the development of a serviced high density area in Kadoma and an agri-residential area in...

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Note to Note gears up for World Choir Games

The Note to Note Choir is now set for the World Choir Games to be held in South Africa where it is expected to participate for the first time. Revellers got a chance to sample some of the pieces that the Note to Note Choir will present at the World Choir Games on Thursday this week. Speaking at the send off concert held in the capital, General Manager of the ensemble Simbarashe Masoka said they are now prepared to represent the country at the world’s biggest choral competition. The 10th edition of the World Choir Games also known as...

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Political parties combine to preach peace

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s consistent call for peace during the run up to the elections and beyond seems to be rubbing on with political parties able to stand side by side offering their promises and accepting that these are only political offices but Zimbabweans remain as one. Preaching to an otherwise already converted audience Zanu PF aspiring councillor for Budiriro ward 33 Rudo Mazhandu and MDC Alliance aspiring legislator for Budiriro constituency Costa Machingauta said peace is what the community should value most despite their differences in political socialization. The church had assumed its role to foster peace by inviting the politicians to pledge commitment to observe it in Budiriro. It’s a message that President Mnangagwa has hammered upon everytime citing peace must be the foundational pillar of the new...

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Positive prospects for Zim’s economy

The leading research firm BMI Research is upbeat that Zimbabwe is on the verge of economic transformation to be stimulated by economic reforms and improved investor confidence. In a paper presented during the just concluded 2018 Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) congress, the firm said the outlook for the business environment has brightened following the departure of former President Robert Mugabe. Apart from the urgent need to deliver credible elections, the research firm said it is crucial that the government moves quickly to strengthen soft infrastructure and stabilise fiscal and monetary policies. Captains of industry who graced the...

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Manicaland holds multi-party meeting

Political parties in Manicaland have expressed satisfaction in the way the country’s electoral management body, the Zimbabwe Election Commission, ZEC, has been conducting its duties. The multi-party meeting organised by ZEC in Manicaland for the nominated candidates has seen many of them agreeing that the electoral mother body was providing pertinent information, especially as the country has set its sights on holding peaceful elections. “This is useful information that will guide the election process and also ensure that we have a peaceful election come end of next month,” said Zanu PF aspiring Mutasa Central candidate Jeffta Sakupwanya. Mutare West...

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All set for World Championships of Performing Arts

All is now set for the World Championships of Performing Arts to be held in Hollywood, in the United States this week. Participants of the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts, ZICOPA, scheduled to perform at the world championships will be leaving the country in anticipation of bringing medals back home. Speaking to the ZBC News, some of the travelling youths said they have prepared well for the event and are looking forward to bring medals home. ZICOPA national director, Jessica Tandy added that the 10 finalists will participate at the world championships in more than eight genres including dance,...

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Karanda bridge 64% complete

Karanda bridge which is under construction is now 64 percent complete. The bridge links Rushinga and Mt Darwin to Karanda Hospital in Mashonaland Central Province. The 160 metre bridge which is being constructed at a cost of $3 million on Ruya river. Assessing construction progress, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Mashonaland Central, Advocate Martin Dinha expressed satisfaction with the work done by the District Development Fund (DDF). “The Karanda bridge is an important national project and offers an alternative access shorter route compared to the current two routes which are long and cumbersome,” he said. The construction of...

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Road users in Harare ‘harvest’ maize from highway

Post harvest losses account for 60 percent and do not only happen in the fields but even during the transportation to the market. The statement was proven true when a truck driver lost tonnes of shelled maize grain along Bulawayo road to provide a moment of the Biblical ‘Manna from Heaven’ for nearby residents. One man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity, they say. A truck load of maize grain on Sunday (yesterday) swerved and the side doors of the trailer gave in to the load spilling maize on the tarred road. The misfortune was interpreted as a gift from above as...

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Zvimba North electorate hailed for maintaining peace

Zanu PF National Assembly candidate for Zvimba North constituency Cde Marian Chombo has hailed the electorate in the constituency for maintaining their calm during the party’s primary elections. The ruling party candidate for the zvimba north natonal assembly seat Cde Chombo applauded the behaviour of party supporters from the constituency for the peaceful way they conducted themselves during the primary elections held in May. She expressed the hope that the spirit will continue during and after the forthcoming elections. She was addressing thousands of supporters in Rafingora, where she urged the government to empower marginalised communities such as rural...

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‘Failed attempt to dupe marathon organisers’

Organisers and sponsors of the 2018 Victoria Falls marathon say investigations into the claims by a female athlete that she was allegedly disqualified after winning the half marathon shows that the complainant did not cross the finish line and have described the incident as a failed attempt to dupe the organisers. Social media was on Monday (yesterday) abuzz with solidarity messages after a facebook post alleging that Brenda Makonyere was allegedly disqualified after winning the female 21km half marathon. Justice for Makonyere was the most popular comment as people sympathised with the young female athlete. Information availed by the...

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