Mkandla ready to strike

Mkandla ready to strike

By Wellington Zimbowa BORN in 1948 – the year of the historic black general strike led by late nationalist and hero Benjamin Burombo – it was no surprise that the name christening became largely political, as is the case with the Plumtree born politician, Strike Mkandhla. Currently, the Zimbabwe Patriotic African Union (ZAPU) secretary-general is bidding to succeed the late Dumiso Dabengwa as the party’s president of one of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary parties at the elective Bulawayo congress set for April. Mkandhla is adamant that being one of the few remaining…

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Chitungwiza school maintains 100% pass rate

Chitungwiza school maintains 100% pass rate

Reporter CORNERSTONE Junior School, located in Chitungwiza, has retained its Harare Province‘s pole position in the November 2020 Zimbabwe Schools and Examination Council(ZIMSEC) Grade 7 public exams after maintaining a 100 percent (%) pass rate. The upmarket private school, which is part of the Cornerstone Junior and Senior Schools Group, since its first national exams sitting in 2017, has been recording a 100% pass rate, a factor the school attributes to a conducive learning environment. “We boast of a complement of highly experienced school teaching staff that is dedicated to work,” head…

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Dollarized transactions to spur property sector – Millin

Dollarized transactions to spur property sector – Millin

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE stands to benefit from dollarizing all transactions in the real estate sector, as it would encourage investment, Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe (REIZ) President Alexander Millin has said. The local property market has felt the brunt of the COVID- 19 pandemic and to some extent Government policy shift, especially on issues to do with currency. In an interview with this publication, Millin said using the USD for all transactions would have ripple beneficial effects to the country, such as improving housing units. “It would help if…

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‘The Predator’, arguably the greatest midfielder of his era

‘The Predator’, arguably the greatest midfielder of his era

By Simbarashe Musaki Former Caps United FC and ZPC Kariba FC player, Pride Tafirenyika popularly known as ‘The Predator’ was a talented midfielder who marshalled the midfield like a general during his premier league playing days and you did not need to be his club’s fan then to appreciate that he was simply good. He is considered as one of the country’s finest midfielders and has often been debated by pundits as the greatest creative footballer of his era in the middle of the park. The incredibly brilliant, Tafirenyika was…

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Ascendency to Zimbabwe’s hot throne! Is it a case of divine appointment?

Ascendency to Zimbabwe’s hot throne! Is it a case of divine appointment?

Feature By Wellington Zimbowa FEBRUARY 14 is the most romantic day for lovebirds globally, being regarded as Valentine’s Day, where lovers entreat each other with goodies and love antics with “red” being the symbolic colour of love. But there was another dimension to literally the red sea of people in Harare and most urban areas for the 2018 Valentine’s Day. Largely regarded as a doyen of democracy, founding Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader and former Prime Minister in the 2009 – 2013 Government of National Unity (GNU), Morgan Richard…

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“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow – Doug Firebaugh”

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow – Doug Firebaugh”

By Chester Dimairho Today marks the last article on a detailed description of the methods you can use to improve your operations. The last method is one, which I hope you never need. It is forensic audit. For you to get an idea of what forensic audit entails, basically when the word “forensic” is used, someone must take the blame and be convicted of wrongdoing based on the results of the forensic exercise. This is the most expensive option since there is no upper limit on how much can be…

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Innovation propels PAVCON

Innovation propels PAVCON

Reporter PREMIUM quality concrete products manufacturer and distributor, PAVCON industries’ ability to adapt to technology has seen the firm set the pace in the concrete products industry through innovation and use of its recently acquired 3D pavers. The wholly Zimbabwean owned firm has developed a custom-tailored approach business such that the firm’s motto, “Customer is King”, neatly dovetails with the business’ key stakeholders. Speaking in an interview with The BusinessConnect, PAVCON founder and director Shelton Paza said the grace of God, coupled with innovations inline with new market trends has…

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SMEs left in the cold

SMEs left in the cold

By Edward Mukaro REAL Estate players have been implored to do much more to improve the attractiveness and efficiency of the sector, as business players in the informal sector have somehow been left out of working space plans. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have for years clamoured for working space, leading to the informal sector players engaging in cat and mouse battles with the Municipality Police and other relevant authority, as they (SMEs) have invaded pavements in both major cities and small towns. In a far-ranging interview with The BusinessConnect,…

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Meikles side steps COVID- 19 effects, posts 575% revenue increase

Meikles side steps COVID- 19 effects, posts 575% revenue increase

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka Diversified concern Meikles Limited recorded a group revenue increase of 487% and 575% for the quarter and nine months to date, respectively. The group’s financial position on 31 December 2020 reflects that the group had sufficient resources to fund the planned capital expenditure and the challenges arising from COVID- 19 implications. Although the ZSE listed firm recorded an increase in group revenue, unfortunately, sales volumes declined by 4% and 22% for the quarter and year t dare. However, the group benefited from the lockdown restrictions, which were…

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NAMPAK records 1% increase in revenue

NAMPAK records 1% increase in revenue

Reporter PACKAGING giant, NAMPAK Zimbabwe Limited has recorded a 1 percent (%) increase in revenue, which positively contributed to the group’s ZWL927.4 million profit after tax of over a period where demand for packaging material remained subdued, as the COVID- 19 pandemic negatively affected trade, according to the firm’s 2020 Annual Report. According to the report, “The group achieved sales fro the year of ZWL5.09 billion (2019: ZWL 5.06 billion) and Trading Income before adjustments of ZWL 828.1m (2019: ZWL 1.129b). “A profit before tax of ZWL 927.4m was achieved…

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