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Govt to reposes idle land

Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora has again warned farmers that Government would not hesitate to reposes idle land from absent owners.He also said those who refuse to pay rentals would also be...Read more

Govt to reposes idle land

28 April 2016 | 3843 Views
Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora has again warned farmers that Government would not hesitate to reposes idle land from absent owners.He also said those who refuse to pay rentals would also be...

by Thobekile Zhou

Foot and mouth block cattle exhibition at ZITF

28 April 2016 | 2272 Views
Bulawayo Show Society Vice Chairman Richards Wakefield has said foot and mouth outbreak has again forced cancellation of cattle exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.Wakefield to...

by Thobekile Zhou

Investors urged to exploit city's infrastructure

28 April 2016 | 1863 Views
BULAWAYO Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo has called on investors to engage in joint partnerships with local ailing companies as they have the infrastructure, which is convenient for businesses.Cl...

by Nqobile Tshili

Nyoni causes stir, addresses business indaba in Ndebele

27 April 2016 | 10039 Views
Small to Medium minister Sithembiso Nyoni caused a stir when she addressed a business conference in Ndebele in Bulawayo today.Her stance prompted journalists and academics to take to twitter t...

by Thobekile Zhou

'Lets not look at vendors as litter bugs'

27 April 2016 | 1470 Views
Street vendors should not be viewed as a nuisance but must be assisted to grow their businesses, a cabinet minister has said.SME minister Sithembiso Nyoni today told a business conference at t...

by Thobekile Zhou

ZITF kicks on low note, exhibitors still mounting stands

27 April 2016 | 2365 Views
POOR preparations continued to affect the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo as scores of exhibitors where by yesterday still mounting  up stands.That was on the opening...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu PF makes strong presence at ZITF

27 April 2016 | 3168 Views
Ruling Zanu-PF is back at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) with a strong presence at it facilitated more than 100 small to medium exhibitors.That is part of its empowerment drive....

by Staff Reporter

Last minute bookings at ZITF

25 April 2016 | 2459 Views
LOCAL firms are making frantic last minute bookings for exhibition space at the 57th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which kicks off tomorrow. Officials say 96% of exhibition sp...

by Staff Reporter

Job seekers struggle to be hired as casual workers at ZITF

21 April 2016 | 3195 Views
Scores of job seekers have besieged Zimbabwe International Trade Fair arena hoping to be hired by exhibiting firms as casual workers.Traditionally, showcasing companies with stands do hire peo...

by Thobekile Zhou

Chiyangwa urges Bulawayo business people to work together, revive industries

21 April 2016 | 4127 Views
BUSINESS tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa has urged owners of liquidated businesses in Bulawayo to work towards resuscitating them, saying it would take ages if they wait for the government to revive the indu...

by Pamela Shumba

Togolese leader to open ZITF

15 April 2016 | 3258 Views
Government has invited Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to officially open the 57th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.The exhibition runs from April 26 ...

by Staff Reporter

ZITF mum on guest of honour

06 April 2016 | 3745 Views
Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company officials are still silent on this year's exhibition official guest of honour.Last year, Zambian president Edgar Lunga was the main man.Addres...

by Staff Reporter

Datlabs shuts critical care factory

31 March 2016 | 5337 Views
The drastic fall in demand for its products has forced the closure of Bulawayo-based pharmaceutical firm Datlabs' critical care factory, an official said yesterday.At its peak, Datlabs ran two...

by Oliver Kazunga

Bulawayo firms beg for debt reprieve

31 March 2016 | 2741 Views
BULAWAYO province has appealed for a Presidential protection on ailing companies and a waiver on interest charges levied on them by financial services to facilitate economic recovery.Provincia...

by Prosper Ndlovu

Merlin re-opening in three months, says Lupepe

24 March 2016 | 6027 Views
DORMANT Bulawayo textiles giant, Merlin (Pvt) Limited, is set for re-opening "in the next three months", key shareholder Delma Lupepe said yesterday.The company has remained defunct after bein...

by Staff reporter

Architects, engineers see smart home technology in action

21 March 2016 | 1443 Views
Architects and engineers met at the offices of architects Pearce McComish Tarabuku in Alexandra Park recently to see Safeguard Security's smart home technology in action.The architectural firm...

by Agencies

fastjet Zimbabwe on Easter flight promotion

17 March 2016 | 3687 Views
The fastjet Zimbabwe airliner has introduced Easter flight promotion which will enable the prospective passengers to win return tickets in the routes of their choices.In a Faceboo post the fas...

by Stephen Jakes

CBZ, BCC propose partnership

04 March 2016 | 1573 Views
The CBZ and the Bulawayo City Council are reported to have proposed partnership in developing Mahatshula East residential stands number 670.According to council latest minutes, the Director of...

by Stephen Jakes

Treger offers cash for trash

03 March 2016 | 3280 Views
MAKE easy cash and keep the city clean by collecting all plastics and sell them to Treger Plastics.Treger Products (Pvt) Ltd through its division Treger Plastics is encouraging members of the ...

by Yoliswa Dube

Steelbase shuts down Bulawayo branch

03 March 2016 | 2414 Views
STEELMAKERS Zimbabwe's subsidiary Steelbase has shut down its branch in Bulawayo to cut costs.The company this week wound down its operations with a closedown stocktaking.Business Chro...

by Oliver Kazunga

CCTV now being used for business management as well as security

23 February 2016 | 4932 Views
Closed circuit television is now being used not only for security purposes but to enhance a business's efficiency by keeping an electronic eye on what staff are doing and how they are doing it....

by Agencies

Tongaat Hulett fires 4 300 employees

21 February 2016 | 2988 Views
GIANT sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has sacked thousands of contract workers barely two months after they embarked on a crippling month-long industrial action that disrupted local sugar supplies....

by Staff reporter

Customs and Excise Act empowers Zimra to conduct post-clearance

19 February 2016 | 2926 Views
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has indicated that the Customs and Excise Act empowers it to conduct post-clearance verification on imported goods."The Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23.02] em...

by Stephen Jakes

Fastjet increases Zimbabwe - Joburg flights

17 February 2016 | 2976 Views
Low-cost carrier, Fastjet Zimbabwe, will increase flights on the Harare to Johannesburg route and will have two flights per day on Saturday from February 26. In a notice yesterday, Fastjet...

by Staff reporter

Qatar, Etihad to fly into Victoria Falls

12 February 2016 | 1308 Views
Qatar and Etihad are among a number of global airlines lining up to start fights into Victoria Falls following the extensive upgrade of the Victoria Falls International Airport to modernise and in...

by Staff reporter

Ministry refuses to bail Zupco out of Zimra debt

12 February 2016 | 2184 Views
THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) is seeking a government bailout to redeem 33 of its buses that were impounded by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over $1,6 million in unpaid import...

by Oliver Kazunga/Bianca Mlilo

Barclays fined $2.5 million for violating US economic sanctions on Zimbabwe

10 February 2016 | 3574 Views
BARCLAYS Bank agreed to pay nearly $2.5 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in order to settle claims related to the violation of U.S. sancti...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe seeks $1.1 billion to clear World Bank arrears

10 February 2016 | 1422 Views
Government will secure a medium to long-term loan to clear its $1,1 billion arrears to the World Bank Group in the second phase of an arrears clearance programme with preferred creditors as it see...

by Staff reporter

Emirates offers discounted fares to Zimbabwean travellers

09 February 2016 | 3032 Views
Dubai based Emirates airline says it will be offering travellers from Zimbabwe discounted fares to various destinations across the world at it seeks to boost passenger volumes from the country. ...

by Staff reporter

Govt struggling to make Air Zimbabwe visible

08 February 2016 | 1972 Views
Revelations have emerged that the government of Zimbabwe is currently struggling to restore the visibility of the Air Zimbabwe to be competitive to other incoming independent airliners.This em...

by Stephen Jakes

Mutare to get oil refinary

07 February 2016 | 4621 Views
A LOCAL consortium, Willowton Group, which recently acquired the liquidated Karina Textiles in Mutare has targeted setting up a state-of-the-art oil refinery and soap manufacturing plant by year end....

by Ngoni Dapira

A messy affair

07 February 2016 | 2766 Views
CFI HOLDINGS, which was suspended from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange on January 29, 2016, continues to flirt with controversy following revelations by its second-largest shareholder, Mr Nicholas van Hoo...

by Enacy Mapakame

Women Alliance of Business Association in Zimbabwe petition parliament

06 February 2016 | 1243 Views
The Women Alliance of Business Association in Zimbabwe has petitioned parliament of Zimbabwe seeking it to review the country's mining legal frame work and assess level of under representation of wom...

by Stephen Jakes

Planning a budget calendar for your personal finances

05 February 2016 | 1638 Views
The first few months of any year are always the most important when it comes to ironing out your finances. For some countries around the world their fiscal years are drawing to a close; for others, we...

by Staff Reporter

Massive food price hike looms

04 February 2016 | 5952 Views
Government has introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on nearly 40 imported basic food commodities that constitute the bulk of the consumer bread basket. These commodities have previously been e...

by Staff reporter

StanChart Zimbabwe exporting jobs to Kenya, India?

03 February 2016 | 1740 Views
The Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers’ Union (ZIBAWU) has accused Standard Chartered Zimbabwe of exporting jobs to its Kenyan and Indian counterparts by migrating a number of processes and servi...

by Staff reporter

CIOs to open Bulawayo Chicken Inn drive-through outlet

02 February 2016 | 6980 Views
Bulawayo first ever Chicken Inn drive-through facility opening has again been postponed as officials are keen on having someone from the Office of the President to officially open it.This coul...

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe's dairy hits hard times

29 January 2016 | 7945 Views
President Robert Mugabe's dairy business, Alpha Omega Dairy is reportedly facing viability challenges amid revelations that the company is struggling to supply its products to various retail outle...

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo Market Fair begins

29 January 2016 | 1699 Views
THE Bulawayo Market Fair starts today with rural and urban entrepreneurs expected to exhibit and sell their locally-made products.The three-day event organised by Empretec Zimbabwe and its var...

by Brighton Gumbo

Zim dollarized economy still an attractive export market

25 January 2016 | 2463 Views
The temporary protection measures, which government has put in place to hedge some sectors of the manufacturing industry from international competition have had a positive impact on boosting local...

by Staff reporter

Air Zimbabwe refurbishment stalls

24 January 2016 | 2251 Views
NATIONAL airline Air Zimbabwe is struggling to raise $1,6 million needed by South African Airways for the refurbishment of one of the two A320 airbuses which were set to increase the company's capacit...

by Dumisani Nsingo

Zimbabwe govt demands refund for Hwange equipment purchased from India

24 January 2016 | 2367 Views
GOVERNMENT is incensed by the downtime resulting from the frequent breakdowns of the new equipment at Hwange Colliery Company Limited and is now actively seeking either financial compensation or the r...

by Staff reporter

Choppies to open 6th Bulawayo CBD branch

21 January 2016 | 2282 Views
FAST-expanding retail giant, Choppies Enterprises Zimbabwe has invested $200,000 towards the opening of another branch in the Central Business District in Bulawayo mid next month.The new branc...

by Brighton Gumbo

Business sector condemn Zesa over proposed tariffs hikes

19 January 2016 | 1335 Views
Zimbabwe leading business unions have opposed planned electricity tariffs hike by ZESA saying it was count-productive.The association which include the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, Ch...

by Thobekile Zhou

Bulawayo power station upgrade deferred to August

19 January 2016 | 1668 Views
THE upgrading of the Bulawayo Thermal Power Station which was scheduled to begin early this year has been deferred to August due to delays in floating the tender for the project.Towards the en...

by Brighton Gumbo

Zimbabwe investment 'excites' Dangote

15 January 2016 | 1957 Views
THE Dangote Group says it will start operations in Zimbabwe this year, with its chief strategist, Abdu Mukhtar, yesterday asserting that they now feel "comfortable and excited" about investing in the ...

by Felex Share

Rubber Products property worth $64 000 attached over workers pay

31 December 2015 | 2141 Views
Property worth over 64 000 has been attached from Rubber Products Manufacturers Private Limited situated in the Belmont area in Bulawayo for the payment of salaries and allowances of sixteen workers....

by Stephen Jakes

Trading ban on chrome ore lifted - Zimasco

29 December 2015 | 2189 Views
ZIMBABWE Mining and Smelting Company (Zimasco) has lifted the trading ban on chrome ore producers who are mining under its tributes.The development will now see the chrome ore small-scale mine...

by Dosman Mangisi

Potraz signs $300k deal to facilitate telemedicine services by next yr

20 December 2015 | 2912 Views
THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has signed a $300 000 agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that will facilitate the introduction ...

by Noble Ncube

Manufacturers in Catch-22 situation as SA Rand plummets

20 December 2015 | 4877 Views
THE plummeting of the South African rand against major currencies has been received by local manufacturers with mixed fortunes.According to experts the free-fall of the rand has affected expor...

by Roberta Katunga
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