Harare drying up, Council warns

Harare drying up, Council warns

By Natalie Chiwomadzi and Tendai Sahondo HARARE could soon dry as the crippling water crisis in the city has reached alarming levels. Addressing a press conference today, chairperson of the environment management committee Kudzai Kadzombe said the council is now dispensing 300 million litres against a demand of 1200 million litres a day. “Our water demand stands at nearly 1200 million litres a day against a combined design capacity of not more than 710 million litres a day. “We are however not able to produce water equivalent to our design…

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Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

  By Tendai Sahondo The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says pollution presents a major threat to the preservation and promotion of the country’s tourism legacy Speaking at the sidelines of the ongoing Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo, EMA Communications officer, Joyce Shingai Chapungu said EMA is tackling the pollution scourge, thereby enhancing the country’s charm to continue attracting tourists from far and wide. “As EMA, our mandate is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and prevent pollution. Prevention of pollution is critical to the tourism industry as no tourist wants…

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Experiencing the night beauty of Bulawayo

Experiencing the night beauty of Bulawayo

  By Tendai Sahondo As the bus ferrying tourism writers pulls up to a modest hotel in the center of Bulawayo, the vibe and thrill of Sanganai/ Hlangani is abundant in the air. After settling down, we head out with a few pals to discover a city that angels must gaze in wonder under starlight. If Bulawayo is beautiful in the day, it morphs into majestic magnificence at night as its calming tranquility vanquishes all worries that one might bear. Walking through Bulawayo’s deserted streets; one can feel the city’s…

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HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

By Tourism Reporter   HAND In Hand (HIH) Zimbabwe is playing a pivotal role in the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage by empowering rural women with skills that have a direct impact on their livelihoods and the tourism sector at large. Speaking in an interview at the sidelines of the on-going Sanganai/Hlanganani tourism Expo, Hand In Hand Business Development Manager, Lindani Maphosa said the non-profit organisation is promoting tourism through its poverty alleviation programs. “We really appreciate the cultural development of the tourism sector which we are promoting through…

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Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

By Tendai Sahondo   Zimbabwe’s first President and African icon, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95. Announcing the passing on of Mugabe on his twitter account, current president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa hailed Mugabe as a liberation icon. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe. “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our…

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All set for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

All set for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ALL is set for this year’s SANGANAI/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, which is famed for connecting local tourism brands with buyers from across the world. This year’s edition will run from the 12th to the 14th of September at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo. Addressing a press conference yesterday, ZTA acting Chief Executive Officer, Givemore Chidzidzi said the arrival of buyers in the country marks the beginning of the expo. “Sanganai/Hlanganani has already started with the arrival of the first batch of international buyers in the…

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Introducing a new currency was Zimbabwe’s only viable option

Introducing a new currency was Zimbabwe’s only viable option

By Prof Mthuli Ncube Zimbabwe, the country I serve as finance minister, has been in the news for restricting the use of the US dollar and other international currencies as legal tender. Why would we want to return to our own currency, given such recent, home-made, experience of monetary turmoil? The answer can be found in our recent history. Following hyperinflation at the close of 2009, and to stem the instability produced by bad governance and fiscal ill-discipline, a mixture of other nations’ bills — the US dollar, British pound,…

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SAZ to host standards week in Vic Falls

SAZ to host standards week in Vic Falls

By Tendai Sahondo THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) is set to host the Zimbabwe Standards Week in November, SAZ Director General (DG), Dr Eve Gadzikwa has revealed. In an interview with The Business Connect Gadzikwa said the event will be hosted in the resort town of Victoria Falls under the theme: ‘Business Resilience and Growth in a VUCA Environment’ “SAZ is excited to host the Zimbabwe Standards Week from the 20th of November. The theme highlights that standards can allow you to improve your resilience and grow your business….

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Zimbabwe needs to attract investors: UN

Zimbabwe needs to attract investors: UN

By Staff reporter OUTGOING United Nations Resident Coordinator Ambassador Bishow Parajuli applauded the Zimbabwean government over its Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) and re-engagement strategy, but says the country need to create an environment that attract investors. Addressing journalists yesterday on his last engagement with the media in Harare, the UN representative urged the government to change its policies to attract investment. “What Zimbabwe needs at the moment is to attract investors, it needs more resources so the whole agriculture sector can be transformed. “There is a huge need for investment…

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ASA to offload BNC stake to Zim company

ASA to offload BNC stake to Zim company

By Natalie Chiwomadzi and Tendai Sahondo ASA Resource Group (ASA) has agreed to sell its 74.73% shareholding in BNC to an undisclosed third party based in Zimbabwe, Business Connect can reveal. In a cautionary statement published by, BNC board chairman Muchadeyi Masunda said the stake up taker is a Zimbabwean based mining firm involved in the production of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and precious metals. “Shareholders are advised that the ultimate holding company of BNC, Asa Resource Group Plc (currently under Administration), has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement…

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