Global entrepreneur, Masiyiwa, sets eyes on African creative talent

Global entrepreneur, Masiyiwa, sets eyes on African creative talent

By Wellington Zimbowa ‘SASAI Moments’, a recently unveiled new social media network app by Fintech under the Econet Global company is set to give an outlet platform for African movies, films and songs. According to Econet Global’s executive chairman and founder Strive Masiyiwa, creative talent is vast in the motherland, hence the need to support it. In a post on his official Facebook account, the telecommunications giant revealed that on his follow-up on the uptake of the Sasai Moments social app on the continent, he was awestruck by how it…

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Government using arrests to instil fear towards 2023 election?

Government using arrests to instil fear towards 2023 election?

By Simbarashe Musaki and Edward Mukaro THE alleged persecution and arrest of journalists is meant to send fear to the journalist fraternity, rendering the society blind, deaf and dumb, since media professionals are the eyes, ears and in many ways the voices of the community, analysts have opined. Zimbabwe has come under the global spotlight, amid the arrest and denial of bail for award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and Transform Zimbabwe president, Jacob Ngarivhume by the courts after they were charged for inciting public violence. Civic organisations, church bodies, opposition political…

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72% horticulture firms lay off workers, … as COVID- 19 bites

72% horticulture firms lay off workers,  … as COVID- 19 bites

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE’s horticulture sector has been hit-hard by he COVID- 19 pandemic, with a recorded 72 percent (%) of companies in the sector laying off workers, according to the latest Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison committee (COLEACP) report. The report that was carried out with the assistance of respected trade development body, ZimTrade, covered 11 crops, with the main horticultural crops under the spotlight being berries, sugar snaps, green beans, French beans and sweet potatoes. The survey, which was conducted between June and early July (2020) with the stakeholders in the…

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Let a new dawn arise

Let a new dawn arise

THE world over, Health professionals are regarded as heroes, especially during trying times we are currently living in, considering the advent of the deadly killer virus, COVID- 19, that has accounted for over a million lives, to date. President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently appointed his Vice President Rtd. General Constantino Chiwenga, as the country’s new health and child care minister, to replace Dr Obadiah Moyo, who is currently trying to clear his name from allegations of abusing his office. However, now that the revered Vice President Chiwenga is at the helm…

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Lager and sorghum beer sales decline, …as Delta records 5% slump in revenue

Lager and sorghum beer sales decline, …as Delta records 5% slump in revenue

By Varaidzo Zhakata DELTA Corporation Limited has recorded a 5% slump in revenue collected, as earnings before interest and taxes grew by 10% in its inflation-adjusted first quarter financial results. According to a trading update, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed firm recorded a net foreign liability reduction of US$3.5 million to stand at US$60.0 million during the period under review. This was due to policy changes adopted by the central bank to use FCA free funds to settle domestic transactions and also the introduction of the foreign currency exchange auction, which…

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ZSE’s return characterized by low trade

ZSE’s return characterized by low trade

By Wellington Zimbabwe THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) finally opened for business following its abrupt halt last month, albeit to lower trade, following government’s directive due to allegations of economic sabotage, levelled mainly against financial giant Old Mutual, cement maker PPC and Seedco International. Powerspeed, Padenga, Medtech and Meikles led the share index drop in their counters, which stood at 4.49 percentage (%) with major indices marking a low point, compared to June 26 when the sole country’s stock exchange last traded. Said ZSE CEO Justin Bgoni on the trade…

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Radio lessons selective – Commentators

Radio lessons selective – Commentators

By Edward Mukaro THE Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) has come under fire for continuing with the education radio lessons, a platform that some vulnerable communities might not have access to. Since the 3rd March 2020, schools have remained closed in Zimbabwe, the longest period in the southern African nation, as the country enters 123 days since government called for a lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Government through the ministry of education had scheduled for schools reopening on 28 July, but backtracked as confirmed cases of…

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Mashakada takes swipe at opposition politicians

Mashakada takes swipe at opposition politicians

By Simbarashe Musaki and Tendai Dune VETERAN politician and MDC-T Hatfield legislator, Hon. Tapiwa Mashakada has urged Zimbabweans to move from experimenting with tired methods of trying to remove the government, through demonstrations and engage the ZANU PF administration in the national dialogue. This follows a flop of the planned July 31 demonstration, which led to arrest of Transform Zimbabwe president Jacob Ngarivhume, who was the chief organiser. Mashakada, in a statement, labelled the organisers ‘cowards’; serve for Job Sikhala, before advising them to consider dialogue rather than being Tweeter…

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