Masenda passes on ZOC baton

Masenda passes on ZOC baton

By Edward Mukaro THE “best of both worlds” does not aptly describe Admire Masenda – the man whose passion for the sport has practically changed the face of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) and various sporting disciplines on the land – is sadly closing a glorious chapter after 15-years as ZOC president. Despite being an active businessman, occupying various management positions in the corporate world, Masenda took over the reins at ZOC from his predecessor Tommy Ganda Sithole, who is now Zimpapers board chairperson, and has over the years used…

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Charamba vows to continue imparting knowledge to youths

Charamba vows to continue imparting knowledge to youths

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka TOP Gospel artist and Pastor, Charles Charamba, this week, celebrated his 50th birthday anniversary. The BusinessConnect caught up with him to get an insight into his journey, so far, as a father, husband, pastor and his music, which uplifts souls and speaks to Christians. Below is an extract of the interview our Reporter Ruvimbo Chatyoka (RC) had with Pastor Charamba (PCC). RC: Congratulations on your 50th birthday. May our good Lord grant you many more. In a few words, how do you summarize your half-century? PCC: I…

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GSMA Innovation Fund to enhance mobile internet service penetration

GSMA Innovation Fund to enhance mobile internet service penetration

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE’s mobile internet service penetration is set to receive a boost from the GSMA Innovation Fund grant for Mobile Internet Adaptation and Digital Inclusion that was awarded to Zonful Energy, through the support of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Deutche Geselleschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the GSMA and its members. According to a press release from the energy firm, the grant will go a long way in enabling marginalised members of society who cannot afford to access mobile internet services due to…

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“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle – Napoleon Hill”

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle – Napoleon Hill”

By Chester Dimairho The greatest pitfall many business owners fail to avoid is poor, manipulated or no communication at all with their team. Communication is very key for any human relationships, whatever the purpose of that relationship. Entrepreneurship, warfare, and sports have the same fundamentals and communication is a key fundamental. The object of war is to deceive the enemy. What better strategy is there other than having good communication lines on your end and distorting the enemy’s communication lines? If the general on the one side achieves that, victory…

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LADS to increase efficiency in councils

LADS to increase efficiency in councils

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka GOVERNMENT has launched the Local Authority Digital System (LADS) AFRICA, a system that will go a long way in improving local authorities’ operations as LADS enables the provision of accurate and timely billing, enforce revenue collection through payment plans and produce timely financial reports, among other benefits. The launch that was graced by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Honourable July Moyo at the Rainbow Towers, on the 28th April, comes after growing demand from local authorities after which the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT)…

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Vic Falls can become region’s first green tourist destination – Ndhlovu

Vic Falls can become region’s first green tourist destination – Ndhlovu

By Edward Mukaro VICTORIA Falls has the capacity to become the first green tourist destination in southern Africa if players in the sector realise opportunities that come from embracing the green economy, the Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Mangaliso Ndhlovu has said. Addressing delegates who attended the National Dialogue on eco-Tourism: “Towards Greening the Tourism Sector”, Minister Ndhlovu said, “It is time that the tourism sector sees the opportunities that come from embracing a green economy and not envision these externalities as a cost to their profitability….

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Zimplow’s operating profit declines by 41%

Zimplow’s operating profit declines by 41%

By Edward Mukaro A reduction in export sales and related exchange gains due to COVID- 19 induced lockdowns saw Zimplow Group operating profit decline by 41 percent (%), compared to the prior year, according to the groups 2020 FY Financial Results. However, revenue increased by 17% compared to the previous year driven by growth in volumes across the major product range at Farmec, Barzem, CT Bolts and Mealiebrand. Barzem posted operational of 8%, as revenue grew by 47%, driven by a 4-fold growth in whole goods volumes. The positive performance…

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Zim prepares for bumper harvest

Zim prepares for bumper harvest

COMING from a period of incessant droughts, Cyclones and a bad economy, news that the country is expecting a bumper harvest is music to the ears of every citizen and Government should get credit for in place programs whose effect are only starting to be noticed. According to the 2020/ 21 summer cropping season, Zimbabwe expects to harvest 2.7 million tonnes of maize, the highest in 20-years. A surplus of over 820 000 tonnes of cereal is expected this marketing season, the highest yield since the 2000/ 01 season. Indeed,…

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Schools slowly becoming COVID- 19 hotspots – analysts

Schools slowly becoming COVID- 19 hotspots – analysts

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka COVID- 19 continues to ravage Zimbabwean schools, this follows mass testing and contact tracing that followed the detection of the COVID- 19 cases at several schools, with most cases being recorded in Matabeleland Schools. Schools in Matabeleland like Sacred Heart Girls High school recently recorded a total number of 46 COVID- 19 cases; another boarding school in Umzingwane district recorded 55 positive cases bringing the two schools’ COVID- 19 cases to 519 cases, as of April 23 2021, reports said. Embakwe High School in Plumtree also recorded…

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Digital divide, new face of inequality – UN

Digital divide, new face of inequality – UN

By Edward Mukaro THE ‘Digital Divide’ that has been exposed by the COVID- 19 risks becoming the new face of inequality, as almost half of the global population, are still ‘offline’, as they cannot access the internet for education, remote work, or remote health services, the United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed has said. The internet has over the years become a core pillar of the modern information society and with the advent of the COVID- 19 pandemic, no meaningful development has come by without the service (internet), as governments…

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