ZAS launch national association

ZAS launch national association

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE Agricultural Societies (ZAS) says it has launched a national association of show-societies of Zimbabwe to create avenues for cooperation and collaboration among societies. In an interview at their exhibition stand at the ongoing 58th edition of Zimbabwe International Trade fair (ZITF), ZAS head of sales and marketing Cynthia Tapera said the 15 show societies in the country have seen the need for a more synchronized approach in agricultural development. “The association which is being launched on May 5, 2017 in the Robbie Mupawose Centre at the…

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NMB launches interactive online support centre

NMB launches interactive online support centre

Staff Reporter  NMB Bank has launched an interactive support centre, while also launching itself onto social media, providing customers with several means of interacting with the bank and obtaining information and assistance online. The bank now has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp for feedback purposes. Existing and potential customers can now contact the bank using any of these means or through an online support portal, Mr Lionel Chinyamutangira, NMB’s chief banking officer, said. “The portal, which can be accessed by visiting http://onlinesupport.nmbz.co.zw, enables customers to chat with…

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Zim girl attains PhD at 23

Zim girl attains PhD at 23

By Kudakwashe Pembere Breaking new ground is a Zimbabwean based in South Africa Musawenkosi Saurombe who was capped with a PhD in Industrial Psychology at the age of 23 yesterday. She attained the degree from North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable and laudable feat. With this feat, she has earned herself the title of youngest woman to earn a PhD in Africa according to a statement by the University. Musa has been nurturing her passion and commitment towards community service, and she…

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Govt to ban grain imports

Govt to ban grain imports

By Ndafadza Madanha VICE President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa says government will ban importation of grain in order to curb arbitrage in the wake of a successful cropping season that will result in Zimbabwe recording a surplus of the staple crop. VP Mnangagwa said this while responding to a question from Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president Busisa Moyo at the International Business Conference that some individuals are likely to take advantage of the high prices offered by GMB for grain to import the same and resell to the parastatal. Grain…

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BREAKING: Seychelles UNWTO Candidate Forced To Withdraw From Election

BREAKING: Seychelles UNWTO Candidate Forced To Withdraw From Election

By Michael Gwarisa PRESSURE is mounting on Seychelles candidate for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General post Mr Alain St Ange to pull out of the race, following revelations of bribery and usurious dealings meant to destabilise the UNWTO election process. Investigations conducted by the Pan African Forum Ltd, revealed that Seychelles’s former tourism minister Mr St Ange was paid heavily by a European Super power to disorganise the African Union candidature. The investigation revealed that there has been an ongoing silent war between Zimbabwe’s tourism minster and…

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Mzembi has already won UNWTO post- Rifai

Mzembi has already won UNWTO post- Rifai

Travel Writer  OUTGOING United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai endorsed the African Union (AU) candidate for the UNWTO SG post Eng Walter Mzembi as the likely candidate to win the forthcoming UNWTO election for a new secretary general in May. Speaking at a gala dinner event hosted in honor of minister Mzembi in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Wednesday night, Rifai said he was confident Mzembi would win the election. “Whatever happens in May (the month in which the UNWTO election will take place), for me…

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Sanganai/Hlanganani 2017 dates rescheduled …as treasury clears expo debts

Sanganai/Hlanganani 2017 dates rescheduled    …as treasury clears expo debts

By Daniel Chigundu SANGANAI/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo which was scheduled to take place from 8-10 June has been rescheduled to 27 September to 1st of October this year, following a funding commitment from treasury, an official has said. A few weeks ago, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) had announced that the tourism fair will not be taking place this year owing to huge debts that the organisers owed various service providers in Bulawayo for service rendered during the previous edition. Last year treasury promised to avail about US$500 000 for the…

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Why compensate white farmers?

Why compensate white farmers?

By Ndafadza Madanha SEVENTEEN years ago the government undertook the land reform exercise that reconfigured decade long structure in the agricultural sector. The structure had always favored the minority white settlers who disposed blacks from their land when they invaded the country under the Pioneer Column. Through various pieces of legislation prior to independence the settler regime consolidated power and restricted Africans to semi arable and infertile land. Some of the legislation used by the settlers to legalize the theft and displacement of our forefathers include The Land Commission of…

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New kit for Hatfield Football Club

New kit for Hatfield Football Club

Sports Reporter  HATFIELD Football Club received a new soccer kit courtesy of Air Excellence, one of Zimbabwe’s  fastest growing air conditioning firm. Speaking at the kit handover ceremony, Air Excellence Chief Operating Officer Mr Edwin Majakwara said his organisation would continue partnering communities as a way of giving back to society as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive. “The organization’s continued partnership with the communities is a way of ploughing back to the communities and as a thank you gesture to them for embracing Air Excellence and its wide range…

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Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

By Michael Gwarisa TODAY marks exactly three days after Jah Prayzah’s (JP) single and an accompanying video for Sendekera which features high flying South African outfit Mafikizolo was released. Emotions and reactions from JP’s fan base have been quite a mixed bag as varying sentiments and opinions are still being thrown around with some  suggesting it was a rushed job while others maintain the work done was above board. Well, as JP rightfully said it, everyone is entitled to their opinion and he cant please everyone. As an avid fan…

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