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Fastjet welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed the statement by Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the honourable Mr Patrick Chinamasa that Zimbabwe is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s skies positions the country as a leading nation in the early implementation of the African Union’s Yamoussoukro ...

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Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

LOME, Togo – Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) or ...

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Kwese forces DStv to slash monthly subscriptions

MultiChoice Zimbabwe yesterday announced a major decrease of DStv subscription prices and launched a new, affordable, entry level package unique to the local market to be known as DStv Lite. The price decrease and the launch of the new bouquet will be effective today. The reduction is the second one MultiChoice has undertaken in the past two years, having undertaken ...

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Mugabe’s govt presses panic button

Feeling the heat of the country’s worsening economic crisis, the government has pressed the panic button — threatening a savage clampdown on the media and pro-democracy groups in its desperate bid to quell any possible trouble. This comes as jittery Zimbabweans continue to besiege shops and fuel stations, as fears of worse things to come refuse to go away in ...

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Beitbridge $60m pipeline construction talk re-emerges

PLANS are afoot for the construction of a $60 million pipeline from Zhovhe Dam that will bring water to 30 000 people and green a large section of Beitbridge district. Or it could just be another blinder by the Zanu-PF government which comes with all sorts of projects they shelve after winning elections, some opposition party members suggested. Zhovhe is ...

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Nando’s Bulawayo readies to re-open?

THERE seems to be activity at the Nando’s Bulawayo outlet that collapsed in February this year as contractors have been spotted working on the structure, whetting the appetite of the city’s foodies after months of inactivity. Most foodies had been affected by Nando’s closure as it was the only one in the city with the nearest from Bulawayo being in ...

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Grace buys R45 million house in Joburg

Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe has bought a R45 million mansion in the affluent Sandhurst suburb of Joburg. The news come against the backdrop of a national outrage over allegations she assaulted a 20-year-old Joburg model she found with her two sons at a hotel on Sunday. She had flown into South Africa earlier in the day, just 24 hours ...

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Zimbabwe inflation decreases

THE country’s year-on-year inflation shed 0.17 percentage points to 0.14 percent in July, figures from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) show. Month-on-month inflation also fell from -0.36 percent to -0.24 percent in June. ‘The year-on-year inflation rate for the month of July 2017 as measured by the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 0.14 percent, shedding 0.17 ...

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Zimbabwe ‘licenses’ Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV to compete with DStv

GOVERNMENT has licensed telecommunications guru, Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV, a development which will bring competition to MultiChoice’s Digital Satellite Television (DStv). Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees had been given decoders as Kwesé TV readies to launch the service in Zimbabwe. Kwesé TV is changing the face of television, as it is premised on the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere. Econet ...

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Municipalities in Zimbabwe must reclaim total management of all Urban roads – Chinamasa

The Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mr Patrick Chinamasa in the delivery of his key note address at the on-going Local Government Investment Conference (LOGIC) has urged Councils to reclaim their status as the custodians of all Municipal road management. “Municipalities in Zimbabwe must reclaim the total management of all Urban roads while Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) ...

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