“Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others think is possible”

“Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others think is possible”

“Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others think is possible” Today we begin by looking at the emotional side of leadership. We have spent a bit of time looking at the mechanical and logical side of having a team in place. The emotional side is a completely different ball game altogether. We cannot overlook it as human beings are emotional beings and a lot of…

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Incentives spur farmers- Outgoing TIMB boss

Incentives spur farmers- Outgoing TIMB boss

By wellington Zimbowa OUTGOING Tobacco Industry Marketing Board chief executive officer, Dr Andrew Matibiri leaves a happy man after over a decade successful tenure at the helm of the state controlled tobacco regulation and advisory board. Credited with turning the fortunes of the dipiladating, but once vibrant sub-economic sector Dr Matibiri recalls that he gave his office due attention and has a parting lesson for the country. “My feeling is that, after serving as CEO for TIMB for 12 years, I have given the industry all that I had to…

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PAVCON adapts to new normal with ease

PAVCON adapts to new normal with ease

By Edward Mukaro LEADING manufacturer and distributor of concrete products, PAVCON Industries (Pvt) Limited has managed to ride through the first quarter of 2021, spurred by the innovative, diverse and digitalized product line that has enhanced the firm’s ever growing brand to new heights. The CIFOZ registered firm’s product line ranges from interlocking pavers, compressed common bricks, kerbestone, in particular, while services vary from manufacturing paving products to paving and driveway services. PAVCON is arguably one of the few success stories of fast rising businesses amidst the pandemic (COVID- 19)…

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COVID- 19 stalls retail sector’s growth

COVID- 19 stalls retail sector’s growth

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka COVID- 19 has slowed down the retail sector’s growth in many ways such as weakened purchasing power and restricted consumer movement as a result of the lockdown, leading to a sharp decline of sales volumes of 50 percent (%) for the year-to-date, according to the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers. According to the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CITE), during the fight against COVID- 19, the country experienced it’s second and more pronounced wave (COVID- 19) between December 2020 and February 2021, where daily infection rates spiked 270%,…

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Masimba Holdings posts 112% profit

Masimba Holdings posts 112% profit

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka CONSTRUCTION and industrial concern, Masimba Holdings Limited has recorded a 248% growth in revenue to ZW$5 220 083 423 for the year ended 31 December 2020 compared to the prior year’s ZW$1 498 657 461, due to the increase in road and mining segments, impacting positively on the group’s profit for the year, which increased by 112% to ZW$327 385 741. The group’s Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Fair Value Adjustments (EBITDA) stood at ZW$1 075 893 350 compared to ZWL 477 331 786, recorded in…

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Government, teachers in dire straits

Government, teachers in dire straits

COMMENT GOVERNMENT and teachers seem to be on the familiar collision course, again, after the announcement that teachers who do not report for duty will not be receiving salaries. As it stands, teachers’ unions are probably writhing with anger and disdain by senator Monica Mutsvangwa statement. Authorities should probably brace for a backlash, not only from teachers union, but even the civic sector, as the issue of teachers is slowly becoming an issue of national concern. A lot will be looked at regarding the comments made by Hon Mutsvangwa, especially…

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Chronic underfunding of health sector alarming – Transparency International Zimbabwe

Chronic underfunding of health sector alarming – Transparency International Zimbabwe

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka CHRONIC underfunding of priorities areas, a problem, which is exacerbated by the evolving currency crisis, has plagued Zimbabwe’s health sector, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has said. The pressure group alleges that challenges being faced by the health sector are worsened by the misappropriation of public funds for private gain in the form of illicit finance. Despite the universal recognition of the critical importance of an effective and equitable healthcare system, the sector faces both long-standing and new challenges that impact the quality of and access to health…

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Stakeholders have a key role in formalization of SMEs – Makotose

Stakeholders have a key role in formalization of SMEs – Makotose

By Edward Mukaro PROFESSIONAL Chamber of Commerce and Industry managing director, Delight Makotose has urged stakeholders to step up the informal sector’s formalization to improve the sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product. About 76 percent (%) of all employment in the country is currently housed in the MSMEs sector, which naturally positions the sector as a very useful source of livelihoods since it absorbs retrenches from closing companies, school leavers, youth, women and those with disabilities. In an interview with The BusinessConnect newspaper, Makotose said more needs to…

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European Union courts local youths

European Union courts local youths

By Wellington Zimbowa THE European Union (EU) has stepped up its engagement with youths in the country in an initiative meant to fully embrace their development in socio-economic development projects supported by the 32-member diplomatic bloc. Launching the Team Europe Sounding Board Thursday, the bloc’s representative to the country His Excellency Timo Olkkonnen noted that the initiative was geared towards fully empowering and integrating youth’s issues in the country’s development matrix. “We decided to act swiftly and decisively towards the establishment of the Youth Sounding Board in Zimbabwe, where youth…

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Zim to receive 1 300 tractors, 16 combine harvesters… as Zim-Belarus agric mechanisation program readies for Phase2

Zim to receive 1 300 tractors, 16 combine harvesters… as Zim-Belarus agric mechanisation program readies for Phase2

By Edward Mukaro BELARUSIAN agricultural concern, Bison Agro-machinery, a company spearheading the fulfilment of the Zimbabwe-Belarus bilateral Mechanisation Program agreement signed between the two countries is readying for Phase 2 of the project after Phase 1 cost US$51 million. Under Phase 1 of the project, 474 tractors, 210 seed drills, 39 combines, 5 trucks with semitrailers were delivered to Harare. At present, more than 40 organisations and individuals benefited from the program, while 70 locals have undergone specialised agro machinery training, through the project. In an interview with The BusinessConnect,…

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