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Govt opens help desk for small-scale miners

MINES minister Winston Chitando has revealed that government has opened a special department in the Mines ministry to deal with issues relating to small-scale miners, popularly known as makorokoza. “We are glad to announce that my ministry has opened what we call the small-scale miners desk,” Chitando said at the just-ended Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) annual conference in Gweru. “This ...

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Workz & Econet ready to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

Dublin/Dubai – Today, mobile and IoT solutions provider Workz Group and Econet Zimbabwe announced a deal that will see them offer Zimbabwean subscribers network connectivity via embedded SIM devices such as the iPhone XS/XR/11 and Microsoft Surface Pro X. Users will now be able to connect to Econet’s network without a physical SIM. The announcement follows the completion of successful ...

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Confusion over ‘new currency’

CONFUSION reigns supreme ahead of the introduction of new coins and bank notes of the Zimbabwe dollar with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday releasing a statement that it will be injecting new two dollar bond coins into circulation by November 11 instead of $2 coins. In a public notice, RBZ governor John Mangudya said the $2 coins will ...

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Fresh jobs scandal rocks Mpilo

The Mpilo Hospital board is investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged imposition of principal nursing officer (PNO) by the government while interviews were being held to fill the vacant position, it has been revealed. Mpilo officials recently advertised for the post that fell vacant in January 2018 and held interviews at Ingutsheni Hospital, but before they could conclude the process ...

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RBZ must get its act together

IF there is any institution in the land requiring everyone’s unwavering support at this critical point in the life of our troubled nation, it is the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), as it painstakingly tries to navigate the economy through the treacherous financial rapids. The monetary authorities need unbridled goodwill in order for their interventions to work. While we remain ...

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Zimbabwe allowed to trade elephants

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Zimbabwe imports 1,5 million litres of wine

ZIMBABWE has imported more than 1,5 million litres of different kinds of wines from South Africa since the start of the year as the country is fast growing into a new market for the beverage. Wine tourism is fast emerging as a pull factor in many destinations and key tourism markets have identified food and wine as deciding factors in ...

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Mthuli Ncube rejects demands for US dollar-indexed salaries

The government has rejected a central demand by public sector workers to have their salaries indexed to the United States dollar. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube said his broke government could not afford the demand, which has been made by all public sector workers. “We can’t afford it. Where’s the exchange rate now, US$1:Z$15? So can you imagine if we were ...

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RBZ deputy governor faces contempt of Parliament charges

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe deputy governor Khuphukile Mlambo and other senior staffers at the central bank face contempt of Parliament charges after they failed to attend a Public Accounts Committee (Pac) meeting where they were supposed to be grilled over money released towards Command Agriculture. Pac, led by Tendai Biti, had invited RBZ governor John Mangudya to appear before it, ...

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Mnangagwa’s govt re-engages Sakunda

THE government has again roped in controversial oil company, Sakunda Holdings, in the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers under the Command Agriculture scheme after it poured in $2.8 billion for the programme. The government is expecting to produce an estimated 1,5 million hectares of maize in the 2019/2020 summer agriculture following a disastrous season this year resulting in over ...

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