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Infrastructure investment programme for Zimbabwe: Enter the Dragon

The role of infrastructure is crucial because it underpins development. It lays the base on which economic activities can take off from which then makes it clear that infrastructure provision is a prerequisite for economic development. It is said that infrastructure unlocks economic prospects and promotes growth. Because infrastructure drives economic development and economic growth, it is through infrastructure development ...

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SA truck mishap caused internet blackout

THE country was yesterday hit by an internet blackout that affected various sectors of the economy that largely depend on online connectivity for their operations. The blackout started at about 11AM and mobile broadband services started operating at about 4PM with full internet access normalising around 6PM. The blackout was reportedly caused by a truck that cut the fibre optic ...

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D-Day for Chombo

Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a slew of corruption charges, will know his fate today when the High Court makes a ruling on his appeal for bail. This comes amid reports that Chombo’s co-accused, arrested on allegations of facilitating the transfer of council property worth over $900 000 into the former Finance Minister’s name, have been granted ...

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Information blackout after Internet glitch

Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon experienced a disruption in Internet services which affected popular social media applications and fixed line communications due to faults on the main links between South Africa and Harare. Normalcy returned after 5pm when the TelOne back-up link was restored.Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor 17 kilometres into South Africa from Beitbridge and a TelOne ...

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Dokora’s education curriculum won’t be reversed

THE dropping of Dr Lazarus Dokora from Cabinet does not mean that Government will reverse the new education curriculum introduced early this year, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. President Mnangagwa made some adjustments to the original list of Cabinet ministers that was announced on Thursday last week in order “to ensure compliance with the Constitution and considerations of gender, demography ...

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$4.5m externalised

ABOUT $4.5 million is externalised monthly by informal cross-border traders through imports of various goods that are being resold locally, a survey report has shown. Given low industrial activity in the formal sector and high unemployment in the economy, thousands of people have found solace in informal trading, where they are forced to play hide and seek with authorities in ...

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Zimra gears up for festive season

THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has introduced an electronic Temporary Import Permit (e-TIP) to make it convenient for motorists when coming to Zimbabwe during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The tax authority says visitors are now able to apply for their TIP online prior to their arrival at the border post. “The Zimra e-TIP mobile app seeks to make ...

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Chinamasa ‘can’t speak about bonuses right now’

CIVIL servants will know about their bonuses tomorrow, a Cabinet Minister said yesterday. Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Patrick Chinamasa¬† said all will be revealed when he presents the national budget. “I can’t speak about bonuses right now. Don’t worry, everyone will know the position when I present the budget,” said Minister Chinamasa. Meanwhile, teachers have welcomed the appointment of ...

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Information blackout after Internet glitch

Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon experienced a disruption in Internet services which affected popular social media applications and fixed line communications due to faults on the main links between South Africa and Harare. Normalcy returned after 5pm when the TelOne back-up link was restored.Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor 17 kilometres into South Africa from Beitbridge and a TelOne ...

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Grade 7 pass rate up

The November 2017 Grade Seven examination results have recorded a 44,73 percent national pass rate, which is a 1,83 percent rise from last year despite an increase in the number of subjects from four to five. Addressing a Press conference in Harare yesterday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said the 2017 national pass rate of 44,73 percent ...

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