Van Hoogstraten sees hope in ED

Van Hoogstraten sees hope in ED

By Daniel Chigundu BUSINESS tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten says he supports the new dispensation policy on opening the country for business. Since his inception in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made it clear that Zimbabwe is open for business and is willing to engage with investors from any country. Speaking on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Portfolio on Mines, Van Hoog said change cannot take place in a month but needs time and that the new dispensation has good intentions. “I believe and support that Zimbabwe is open for…

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Govt to refocus Hwange Colliery …engages SA firms over coke coal deal

Govt to refocus Hwange Colliery …engages SA firms over coke coal deal

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has revealed that government is working on refocusing Hwange Colliery operating model with a view to returning it to producing coking coal as opposed to thermal. Despite receiving government support, Hwange made a loss of US$115 million in 2015 and is producing coal on a contract basis averaging about 15 000 tonnes per month against a capacity of 300 000. Speaking at the official launch of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) 2016 to 2018, Minister Chidhakwa said they…

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