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Miss Albinism Zimbabwe Pageant Scuttled By Back of Funds

Miss Albinism Zimbabwe beauty pageant set for the 17th of November 2017 at Reps Theatre in Harare is going to be a major milestone for people living with Albinism in the country as it will be the second in Africa after Kenya and the first in Zimbabwe. However, the beauty pageant could be thrown into disarray due to lack of recognition and support as compared to Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and Miss Zimbabwe. With less than a month to go before the beauty pageant commences, founder of Miss Albinism Zimbabwe Trust Brenda Mudzimu says…

Lake Harvest Plead With Government For Assistance

Lake Harvest, the largest Tilapia farmer in Africa, has pleaded with the government of Zimbabwe to put in place an aquaculture policy which matches neighboring countries to enhance competitiveness. James de La Farge, Lake Harvest Chief Executive Officer, made the clarion call while presenting at the ZimTrade Exporters Conference in Harare on Thursday where he said the sector and company in particular, needs assistance to survive, develop and regain exports markets which it has lost over the years. The company which has been…

Police, Vendors Cat and Mouse Chase Stretching Into Nightfall

This past week, Harare Central Business District (CBD) has been some kind of a war zone between vendors and police with the operation to move the former to designated points spilling into the night. Police patrols that have always been known to be daylight operations are now stretching into evening hours which appears to be a clever move since vendors in the past months were more rampant in the CBD area during after work hours. 263Chat conducted a brief survey on the reactions of street vendors concerning the Zimbabwe…

Govt to Revive ZiscoSteel

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mike Bimha on Thursday confirmed that government had signed an agreement with a Hong Kong investor to revive Zimbabwe's giant steel making company, Ziscosteel. Speaking on the sidelines of the ZimTrade Exporters Conference held in Harare, Bimha said they had signed an agreement with R&F from Hong Kong to revive Ziscosteel. “Our investors is not into steel making but they are the providers of capital and obviously they will engage other PPC contractors to do so, “And so we are in the…

ERC, ZimRights Deploy 100 Voter Mobilizers

Local civic groups Election Resource Centre (ERC) and Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) have intensified their voter mobilization drive and have engaged 100 volunteers tasked with distributing fliers with voter registration information in and around Harare. The volunteers, on the road since Monday have already visited Epworth and Chitungwiza with plans afoot to take the programme to western suburbs. In an interview with 263Chat, ERC Executive Director, Tawanda Chimhini said they are worried by the turn out at…

Inflation on the rise

Significant price increases have been noted throughout the country during the month of September according to a survey by the Zimbabwe Statistics Agency ( Zimstats) In its latest survey, Zimstats says households are paying more for meat, liquid fuels and other goods.  Economist Trust Chikohora says the prices have increased due to the increasing exchange rate. “There has been  inflationary pressure largely driven by the parallel market exchange rate and we’ve seen prices going up” said Chikohora, a former president of the…

Export Value Added Products: Bimha

Government has called on local business and local industry to improve the competitiveness of their local products on the export market in line with the national thrust on export-led industrialisation. Addressing stakeholders at the ZimTrade Annual Exporters Conference, Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha said the issue of competitiveness is weighing down on export performance which has seen the country battling against a trade deficit of over $2 billion year on year. According to Bimha, the responsibility to improve…

Lifeline for Hwange villagers

Villagers from Hwange District, Ward 16 are reaping the rewards of the Integrated Food, Nutrition and Income (FNI) project aimed at capacitating households to increase and diversify production of crops and small livestock. By Edgar Gweshe The FNI project which is being funded by the European Union (EU) is being implemented by a consortium of four partners namely SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), Environment Africa and Caritas Hwange. The project also aims to…

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Govt to Revive ZiscoSteel

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mike Bimha on Thursday confirmed that government had signed an agreement with a Hong Kong investor to revive Zimbabwe's giant steel making company, Ziscosteel. Speaking on the sidelines of the ZimTrade…

Inflation on the rise

Significant price increases have been noted throughout the country during the month of September according to a survey by the Zimbabwe Statistics Agency ( Zimstats) In its latest survey, Zimstats says households are paying more for meat,…

Export Value Added Products: Bimha

Government has called on local business and local industry to improve the competitiveness of their local products on the export market in line with the national thrust on export-led industrialisation. Addressing stakeholders at the ZimTrade…

Lifeline for Hwange villagers

Villagers from Hwange District, Ward 16 are reaping the rewards of the Integrated Food, Nutrition and Income (FNI) project aimed at capacitating households to increase and diversify production of crops and small livestock. By Edgar Gweshe…

Export Bottlenecks Under Spotlight

ZimTrade has assured local exporters that bottlenecks that have been curtailing export growth including access to affordable trade finance, capital expenditure and working capital will be a thing of the past as they are working to find a…

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