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Adhere to good corporate governance: Cde Kazembe  

   The newly appointed Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation, Cde Raymond Kazembe Kazembe has implored stakeholders in sport and recreation to adhere to the good tenets of corporate governance. Addressing a conference on good governance in Harare today, Minister Kazembe made some  key policy pronouncements, urging the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) to tighten the screws especially on those who come seeking assistance when they are not in good standing  with laws of the land. “We as the government are not happy with organisations and associations that have been assisted but failed to account for the resources they...

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Cde Mathema defends ZDF in new book

Award winning author and poet, Ambassador Cain Mathema, who is also the Minister of State for Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs, has written and published a book entitled: ‘I Defend Zimbabwe`s Defence and Security Forces,’ with a view to defending the armed forces against the onslaught of the opposition MDC as well as western countries. The book was serialised from March 2015 to January 2016 by the Patriot newspaper and released three weeks before the defence forces’ famous ‘Operation Restore Legacy.’ In the book, Cde Mathema argues that the ZDF is an institution created by the constitution of the country...

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ZSE bullish in Tuesday’s trading

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended Tuesday’s trading on a high note due to gains by the two indices on the market. The industrial index gained 0,65 percent to close at 335,82 points, while the mining index gained 2,59 percent to close at 140,32 points. In green were Meikles which was 19,52 percent up to close at 30,00 cents and Axia which was 17,18 firmer to end at 19,92 cents. Old Mutual gained 2,41 percent to 450,00 cents and Econet was 1,95 percent up to end at 99,74 cents. Top losers included Ariston, down by 2, 86 percent to end...

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Mining sector requires $400m next year  

Zimbabwe’s mining industry requires $400 million to sustain operations next year, almost double the $211 million invested this year. The 2017 mining survey industry report indicates that the anticipated expansion in several mining operations such as exploration, feasibility studies, procurement of new machinery, environmental impact assessments and employment costs, among others, have resulted in a rise in terms of requirements for the impending year. Chamber of Mines CEO, Mr Isaac Kwesu said the mining sector, which has played an important role in the economy, seeks additional funds to consolidate growth rates. The Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Cde...

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Less-privileged require everyone’s help: Dr Zivhu

Christmas came early for over 100 disadvantaged children at Tamuka Foundation in Kuwadzana Extension who today received various gifts. The Christmas cheer mood is already in the air and a visit by one philanthropist, Dr Killer Zivhu to a children’s home in Kuwadzana left the young faces filled with hope and joy. “It is everyone’s responsibility including the government to assist institutions that cater for vulnerable children in communities,” said Dr Zivhu, who also pledged to build a state of the art children’s home for the less privileged kids. Zimbabwe has several homes that house disadvantaged children with many...

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Vic Falls artists eyes international collabos

A Victoria Falls based budding Afro-pop artist, Owen Ndlovu aka Crissy Ozzy, whose latest video has received rave reviews in the entire region, has set his target on having more regional and international collaborations. Shot in Livingstone, Zambia, Crissy Ozzy’s  I Love You’ video, which was launched over the weekend at a colorful event in the resort town of Victoria Falls, continues to receive positive comments among the Afro-pop music followers on either side of the Zambezi river. Riding on the popularity of the latest video, the 31-year-old artist is upbeat of dishing out more captivating musical videos and...

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Byo hosts IAAF course

As part of its drive to ensure the technical level is improved, the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) is conducting an IAAF cesc level one course at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo. A total of 24 athletes are going through their paces in the course that started on the 7th and is expected to be concluded on the 18th of December. Some of the participants include current and former track and field stars like Trust Chidomaya and Cuthbert Nyasango. Course instructor, Phakamile Lisimati indicated that the event is important in molding the calibre of coaches that can produce desired results for the local athletics industry. Zimbabwe has been yearning to rediscover the type of talent that had made the country a powerhouse on the African continent, with quality coaching being touted as a missing link especially with the sport having transformed towards a scientific...

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Afreximbank avails US$1,5bn stabilisation package

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has availed US$1,5 billion to support the revitalisation and stabilisation of the country’s economy, in a latest show of confidence by the regional financier. The package was announced by Afreximbank President and Chairman, Dr Okey Oramah when he paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare this Tuesday afternoon. Dr Oramah was accompanied by the bank’s Executive Vice President, Mr Denys Denya and the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Southern Africa, Mr Gift Simwaka when he met Cde Mnangagwa. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde...

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Zanu PF congress preps on course

The Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs, Cde Miriam Chikukwa says the metropolitan province is ready to host the Zanu PF Extra-Ordinary Congress scheduled for this Friday and preparations at the venue are progressing well. Speaking to the ZBC News, Minister Chikukwa said the capital city and partners are working flat out to ensure the venue is ready in terms of water, ablution facilities and electricity to cater for the expected high number of people. The congress will be held at the Robert Mugabe Square and will commence after the Politburo and Central Committee meetings to be held Wednesday and Thursday respectively. 6000 plus delegates are expected at this year’s special...

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Zone 6 Volleyball: Zim women teams shine

Zimbabwe’s women sides continued to shine as they charged into the quarter-finals of the Zone 6 Volleyball Club Championships underway in Bulawayo. Spartans, Harare City and Support Unit confirmed their qualification to the knockout round while UZ are still in with a chance with a match to go in the women’s section. The Zimbabweans are joined by South Africa’s VUT and Kamplits, BDF 6 of Botswana and Super Select of Zambia. In the men’s category, Red Skins, Police VI, Green Eagles and University of Johannesburg are joined by Support Unit, the only confirmed Zimbabwean side in the quarter-finals. Black Rhinos, Spartans, Harare City and Kamuzu Barrack have already been booted out, while UZ still has to fight another day to ensure passage from Pool C. Zimbabwe Volleyball Association President, Ringisayi Mapondera expressed satisfaction with the way Zimbabwean sides have performed this far. The volleyball matches have seen an impressive turnout from an electric fan base. Organisers of the tournament have also revealed their delight at the progression of the annual event, with calls for the corporate world to support sports bodies whenever they host such zonal...

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