Opposition parties join the anti – sanctions bandwagon

Opposition parties join the anti – sanctions bandwagon

By Simbarashe Musaki OPPOSITION political parties have joined the ruling party, ZANU PF in calling for the removal of economic sanctions sugarcoated as travel bans by the imposers, America and her western allies in order to resuscitate the country’s economic suffocation. MDC-T secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs, Dr Tapiwa Mashakada, in a statement released to media called for unity in the re-engagement and reaffirmation foreign policy in the quest for complete removal of sanctions. “The economy is partly hamstrung by sanctions due to restrictions faced by corresponding banks and…

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Research and innovation to spur productivity

Research and innovation to spur productivity

By Edward Mukaro PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has implored the nation to accelerate the agriculture mechanisation programme and advancing research and innovation will enhance and boost the sector’s productivity for national development. Addressing delegates who attended the official opening of the Zimbabwe Agriculture Show (ZAS), in Harare, yesterday, President Mnangagwa said, “Research, innovation and development should continue to play a significant role towards benchmarking our agriculture practices and value chains for broad empowerment and national development. “Accelerated mechanisation programme will see more prudent land utilisation and enhance the productivity efficiencies of…

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SB Moyo hails AGWEE Expo organisers

SB Moyo hails AGWEE Expo organisers

By Edward Mukaro and Tanyaradzwanashe Nyabvure The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr S. B. Moyo has praised organisers of the 9th edition of the Africa Green Waste and Energy Expo (AGWEE) and Conference as the platform provides a timely opportunity for participants to take stock of where the country and globe at large stands in as far as meeting the obligations of the 2015 Paris Agreement, to which Zimbabwe is a signatory. The AGWEEC 9th edition ran on the sidelines of the 125th edition of the Zimbabwe…

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Zimbho to steer domestic tourism

Zimbho to steer domestic tourism

By Edward Mukaro THE Government of Zimbabwe has stepped up efforts to boost domestic tourism as Minister of Environment, Climate, Mangaliso Ndlovu officially launched the Zimbho Domestic Tourism Campaign in the resort town of Kariba, a move which confirms the sectors’ eagerness and seriousness in realizing US$5 Billion-dollar Tourism Economy by year 2025. Domestic tourism, in Zimbabwe and many other countries across the globe, has been identified as an enabler of real growth in the tourism sector, hence Government’s concerted efforts to ignite the sense of belonging and love of…

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Catching Up with Plaxedes

Catching Up with Plaxedes

By Tsitsi Florence Nauruma THE name Plaxedes Wenyika has its place in the history books of Zimbabwean music. Her powerful distinct vocals shall forever send chills down our spines whenever we hear her hits from yesteryears, the time of Urban Groovers. Beginning of 2020 Plaxedes released some new songs and remixed her old one in what seemed like a rebranding of the soulful beauty we have grown to like. Tsitsi Florence Nauruma (TFN) of The Business Connect caught up with Plaxedes Wenyika (PW) to find out what has been happening…

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Covid-19: Africa lobbies for harmonized travel order

Covid-19: Africa lobbies for harmonized travel order

By Wellington Zimbowa THE African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control have launched a new initiative to harmonise travel restrictions across the continent, in the wake of rife confusion and conflicting travel regulation by individual countries in the wake of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Individual countries across Africa have implemented their own travel restrictions since the onset of the COVID- 19 pandemic, leading to a complex patchwork of competing regulations and confusion over when travellers should complete a test prior to arrival. Titled Saving Lives, Economies and Livelihoods,…

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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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