Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

By Daniel Chigundu FIDELITY Life Assurance of Zimbabwe has entered into a three-year deal with the Premier Soccer League that will see it providing teams with medical and life assurance cover. Although the deal is said to be pegged at close to $1 million covering such things as Life Assurance, Medical Aid, Funeral Benefit, income protection scheme on injury and disability cover for all registered players and technical staff but in real terms, it is worth more than that. For example, funeral cover for each player in the PSL the…

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Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Staff Reporter Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said in a televised statement after a cabinet meeting on the disaster on Tuesday, that the death toll after Cyclone Idai stood at more than 200, from the previous 84. The number of victims killed in the powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to more than double the previously recorded figure. Cyclone Idai could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere. Winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) and flooding swept across southeastern Africa, including Zimbabwe and Mozambique,…

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Let’s promote domestic tourism

Let’s promote domestic tourism

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called for the establishment of animal sanctuaries across the country as a way of promoting domestic tourism. Although Zimbabwe is endowed with a lot of natural resources including pristine wildlife which has seen it receiving international awards, local people have not been able to enjoy them. The major bottleneck has largely been exorbitant user fees at a time when levels of disposable income have dwindled sharply thereby turning tourism to become a preserve of foreigners or the rich….

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Vaya Ambulance just a click away

Vaya Ambulance just a click away

By Daniel Chigundu DIVERSIFIED digital solutions group Cassava Smartech has launched Vaya Ambulance which seeks among other things to enable quick access to ambulances in emergency situations. Vaya Ambulance adds to the growing list of the group’s on-demand services portfolio where it is already offering such services as Kwese Media, Technites, Ride hailing services, Haulage services and Tasknites with a view to improving the overall quality of life for all Africans. Addressing delegates at the launch of the ambulance service, Cassava Smartech chief executive officer Dorothy Zimuto said about 50…

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We are sorry says, Mliswa, Nduna

We are sorry says, Mliswa, Nduna

By Staff Reporter NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa and Dexter Nduna (Chegutu West) have apologised to the National Assembly for causing havoc in the Mines and Mining Development Committee a few ago. The two legislators exchanged harsh words and even threatened to deal with each other outside Parliament premises. Their conduct has however led to the dissolution of the committee with a new-look Mines Committee set to be announced in due course. Below is what Honourable Mliswa and Honourable Nduna said in the National Assembly while offering their apologies. HON. Temba MLISWA:…

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Land reform irreversible :CFU

Land reform irreversible :CFU

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) whose membership is predominantly made up of white farmers who lost land under the country’s fast track land reform exercise has acknowledged that the programme is irreversible. Making submissions at the launch of the process to formulate a gender sensitive national land policy last week CFU President Andy Pascoe said his organization was now preoccupied with ensuring compensation for its members and secure tenure for the new farmers. “The irreversibility of the land reform is not in doubt but a review is…

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Boost for castor bean production

Boost for castor bean production

By Ndafadza Madanha IN a bid to economically empower women the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank (ZWMB) has entered into a strategic partnership with Life Brand Agric Service for the production of castor bean. About 200 women across the country with a minimum of one hectare are expected to benefit from the program through provision of seed, fertilizers and chemicals. Speaking at the signing ceremony ZMWB chief executive Mandas Marikanda, said the move will empower the marginalized groups in society namely women, youth and the disabled as well as yield the…

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Potraz engages stakeholders on VAS Framework

Potraz engages stakeholders on VAS Framework

By Malcolm Meja Telecoms and postal regulator Potraz held a consultative workshop on Value Added Services (VAS), yesterday at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The intent of the workshop was to engage all stakeholders in order to draw up a comprehensive framework that will ensure sustained growth and development in the ICT sector. VAS is a popular telecommunications industry term for non-core services, or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions. In the telecommunications industry, on a conceptual level, VAS add value to the standard…

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Cassava Smartech Launches Akello Edutech

Cassava Smartech Launches Akello Edutech

By Malcolm Meja Econet Wireless subsidiary Cassava Smartech today announced a new digital learning platform at well-attended event in the capital. Akello Edutech as it is named, is an E-learning platform that offers education and studying resources which carter for learners of all age groups. The platform will carter for learners from across board varying from junior school pupils to tertiary students. Akello Edutech will house some material from the already availed and functional e-learning platforms from Ruzivo and Muzinda Hub. Cassava Smartech CEO Eddie Chibi, speaking at the launch mentioned…

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Women in Tourism launched

Women in Tourism launched

By Daniel Chigundu FIRST-LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa has applauded the formation of Women in Tourism National Chapter (WTNC) adding that women have the capacity to make a difference in the tourism sector if they are given the opportunity considering that they constitute a huge percent of global tourism workforce. Though women constitute about 49 percent of the global workforce in the tourism sector, they are however found mostly on the lower ranks a development which is said to have prevented them from effectively benefitting from the sector. Speaking at the launch…

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