Makanaka Chikowero: The Future is Young; The Future Is Female

Makanaka Chikowero: The Future is Young; The Future Is Female

By Tsitsi Florence Nauruma I have been following with keen interest in the series that is published in this paper written by Chester Dimairho for personal reasons. One aspect that stands out is the issue of doing the right thing right from the word go and then somehow success seems to follow you. In a world full of cutting corners, instant gratifications, quick fixes and 2-minute meals that is almost becoming impossible. That, in a way, has infiltrated the working environment as we see it today. I fear how worse…

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Women of Substance

Women of Substance

By Edward Mukaro CONSTANTLY updating her priority’s list, coupled with the realisation of the need to move and explore new business ideas and themes has worked wonders for business award winner and Avalon Property Brokers founding director, Eunice Chimba Mugabe, who is also the first female secretary-general of the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe (REIZ) in its rich 75-years history. Spurred by the wise words of her father, who always reminded her not to settle for less in life, no matter the circumstances, Eunice took to business like a-duck- to-water,…

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In It To Win It

In It To Win It

Nothing works until you do By Chester Dimairho Corporate governance 101!!! Talk about having a headache. This one is very tough because it has your emotions involved. Here is why. Conventional wisdom says to start a business for you to quit your job. In reality, this is not always the case. There are a number of cases where individuals were forced by life situations to start their own businesses. I do not know your personal circumstances. Whether you had the comfort of starting your business, while keeping your job or…

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ZIMRE posts 87% sales drop

ZIMRE posts 87% sales drop

By Staff Reporter. ZIMRE Property Investments (ZPI) has bemoaned the dire impact of COVID- 19 on its business operations for the half-year ending 30 June 2020 after posting an 87 percent sales decline, which translated into RTGS$2.38 million down from RTGS$18.13 million for the period under review. Subject to Government introduced lockdown regulations since March this year in conformity to WHO safety guidelines against the pandemic, which restricted marketing of stands and movement of potential purchasers was restricted according to the company. “While the short to medium-term remains highly unpredictable…

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National Foods Holdings holds 51st AGM in November

National Foods Holdings holds 51st AGM in November

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE listed food conglomerate NATIONAL Foods Holdings Limited (NFHL) will hold its fifty-first Annual General (AGM) in the capital on November 9. Shareholders have been encouraged to converge at this event, which will be undertaken in compliance with national COVID-19 PROTOCOLS. Shareholders will receive consider and approve Financial Statements and directors’ reports in adherence to corporate governance and auditors’ prerequisites for the financial year ended 30 June 2020. The shareholder notice signed by Leigh Caroline Howes Group Legal Counsel And Company Secretary said the AGM…

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Formalisation, panacea to curb mercury use in gold production

Formalisation, panacea to curb mercury use in gold production

By Lucy Tandi ZIMBABWE Miners Federation (ZMF) says formalisation of the Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASM) is the solution to curb the use of mercury (Hg) in gold mining. ZMF chief executive officer, Wellington Takavarasha said this while making a presentation on the Minamata Ratification Sensitisation Workshop held in Kadoma earlier this week. “Formalisation and regularisation of the ASM sector is the best possible way to ease the use of mercury,” he said. Takavarasha also noted other ways that can help curb the use of mercury, citing the need for…

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Zimbabwe to lead in Africa’s lithium revolution

Zimbabwe to lead in Africa’s lithium revolution

ANALYSIS By Lucy Tandi ANALYSIS (Mining Index) – WITH total worldwide lithium (Li) reserves estimated at 17,000,000 MT, Zimbabwe can potentially account for 20 percent (%)of global lithium if all its known lithium resources are fully exploited. The country’s Li deposits are second to none in Africa, being Africa’s top lithium producer, with reserves estimated at 230,000 MT. Zimbabwe is a top 10 of lithium producer globally but currently produces only a fraction of the worldwide total. FY2018, Zimbabwe and Namibia were among the top 10 lithium-producing countries globally. In…

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Gloomy economic outlook for the region

Gloomy economic outlook for the region

By Wellington Zimbowa ZIMBABWE’s population majority is sinking in poverty, topping the regional list, according to a recent African Development Bank (AFDB) report, which also warns that rife youth unemployment in the region poses a major peace and stability threat. The COVID- 19 pandemic spurred the challenge, redoubling efforts to deal with unemployment and inequality. Titled “Coping with the COVID- 19 pandemic”, noted that Southern Africa has the highest unemployment levels, averaging 12.5 percent (%) between 2011 and 2019, followed by North Africa averaging 11.8% over the same period. The…

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Zimplow bullish on future prospects By Wellington Zimbowa ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange-listed agro-industrial firm, Zimplow Holdings is optimistic of its business-hold while being bullish on surpassing the 2019 trading results inspired by the positive market performance of its strategic units. “Despite the challenging year, the energy levels in the Group, the determination and drive of the teams, combined with the sales prospects in the pipeline all signal that the Group will not only exceed the initial targets set but prior-year performance as well,” said Charles Chaibva the company secretary, giving the…

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US$3 million GCF proposal on the cards

US$3 million GCF proposal on the cards

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE is lining up a US$3 million Global Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Proposal for the development of the National Adaptation Plan to ensure that gaps identified in the country programme are addressed. Addressing delegates at the recently held Country Programme, Bilateral Agreement and GCF Readiness Proposal National Stakeholders Validation Workshop, at Cresta Oasis hotel in Harare recently, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Munesushe Munodawafa said despite there being many intervention methods being developed and implemented more support was needed to…

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