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Agilitee Africa Appoints New CEO

South Africa based green-tech energy Agilitee Africa, which recently opened shop in Harare, has appointed Mrs Bonisile Roberts as the company’s new chief executive. Mrs Roberts, who was formerly the company’s chief operating officer takes over from Dr Mandla Lamba the founder of Agilitee Africa who will take up the …

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‘Govt Failure Creates Market Inefficiencies’

Government’s intervention in the economy has failed to improve market performance as its policy measures   have not arrested unrelenting  inflation, haemorrhage exchange rate and currency volatilities, which are ravaging the economy. The observation was made by multiple economists and captains of industry who spoke to Business Times. The economic inefficiency, which resulted in …

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Scam Rocks Tobacco Industry

Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry has been rocked by a scandal involving  contractors collecting insurance premiums from unsuspecting farmers contracted under them, prejudicing the growers, Business Times can report. Multiple players told Business Times this week that the contractors, who are not authorised to transact insurance business, were  not remitting  the premiums,  which range from US$70 to US$120 per …

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Civil Servant Strike Looms In Zimbabwe

CIVIL servants under the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) are this Friday set to march against government’s continued reluctance to pay them in US dollars. Worries emanating from biting inflation and their devalued salaries have been ignored by government according to ZCPSTU. In a statement, ZCPSTU organising …

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GMAZ Secures 400k Tonnes Of Maize

THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured 400 000 metric tons of white maize from Zambia and Malawi. The move, which comes after government gave private players the greenlight to import the stapple, offset shortages caused by a severe drought that hit the country during the 2021/22 farming …

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Elderly Roped In ICT Lessons

THE elderly should be trained in ICTs to benefit from e-Health facilities that are key in modern day consultations, the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) Director-General Gift Machengete says. Speaking the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day commemorations held at the weekend in Murombedzi, Machengete said ICTs …

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Maize Farmers Plead For A 50pc USD Payment

FARMERS are pleading with the Grain Marketing Board to raise to 50% United States dollar (USD) offer to maize farmers. Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) president Abdul Nyathi:  “We welcome the 30% offered although we would have wanted it to be 50% for a start. We hope in the next season …

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