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Device and OS review 2014: What was worth the mention

By Prince Jones We are fast approaching the end of this year. Like every other year before it, there have been both hits and misses from the tech world. From awesome devices and software slip-ups here is a quick run through at what was worth the mention in this device and OS review for 2014. A for Apple The […] ... Read More »

Minister backs tourism investments in Vic Falls

MINISTER CELEBRATES VFSL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Honourable Walter Mzembi has endorsed Africa Albida Tourism’s investments in Victoria Falls as fitting his vision to boost infrastructure to vastly grow the tourist attraction’s economy to $30 billion a year. Mzembi was speaking at the 20th anniversary celebrations of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which was attended by more than 200 local and regional tourism ... Read More »

As Standard Chartered closes branches should it consider a relationship with an MNO?

By Nigel Gambanga The Zimbabwean financial services sector has never been for the fickle.It takes a lot to survive in the territory, what with all the turmoil and uncertainty that characterises the industry. Just ask any of the institutions that have survived the local financial services roller coaster. Standard Chartered Bank, one of the surviving institutions is the one that ... Read More »

2014 in politics

mugabe and grace

WHAT a year in politics 2014 has been! Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai and his party set the ball in motion for the high octane drama that left Zimbabweans spellbound all year round. Right on New Year’s Day, Zimbabweans woke up to the news that his wife of just over a year, Elizabeth, had walked out on ... Read More »

Mugabe’s target survives

fortune chasi

JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Deputy Minister, Fortune Chasi, whose political career had been shaken long before the wholesale purges in the ruling ZANU-PF started appears to have survived the chop after President Robert Mugabe sacked seven ministers last week but retained him.  Chasi had appeared to be on his way out after he crossed the First Lady, Grace Mugabe’s ... Read More »

Govt blocks auction of CSC assets

CSC lost its market dominance when the European Union banned beef imports from Zimbabwe in 2001.

THE Ministry of Agriculture has blocked a planned auction of Cold Storage Company (CSC) assets in Marondera, thwarting efforts by workers to recover unpaid salaries, the Financial Gazette can report. The move, two week ago, temporarily saved the beleaguered parastatal, with workers’ lawyer, Moses Nkomo, saying government has agreed to settle the money owed to the employees in terms of ... Read More »

Editorial | Is Christmas postponed?

A SOMBRE economic atmosphere has made Zimbabwe a subdued nation. There is no celebratory mood to embrace the coming of Christmas. December used to be characterised by public gatherings and public entertainment. “Bonus” was a buzzword that used to excite many. In the current economic environment, it has since become a nostalgic word. It appears cash-strapped Zimbabweans may have to ... Read More »

Open Forum | Where is Zim opposition?

ZIMBABWE’S opposition parties never cease to amaze. When a lot is expected of them, they melt away like morning dew. As Zimbabwe’s economy heads south, it had been hoped that the country’s main opposition parties would emerge as the voice of reason in a muddled political environment. But alas! The opposition parties have been watching the ruptures in the ruling ... Read More »