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Aroma Caffè now open

parlemo salad

I DID not expect to be enjoying a totally delicious crab pasta in Harare. But sun warming my back, a pretty garden and good company made a lovely first impression of Aroma Caffé. Open now for a couple of months in the health complex on Hurworth Road, off Enterprise, Aroma shares premises with the Vitamin Bar, Bodyline yoga and pilates ... Read More »

World Export Dvt Forum to help Africa’s SMEs

A busy street in Kigali, Rwanda who are the first African host of the World Development Economic Forum.

THE World Export Development Forum (WEDF), to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 15-17 September, will be about ideas and best practices to help SMEs diversify, move up the value chain, innovate, become more productive and generate decent jobs. It will also be an opportunity for businesses to find new partners, tap into new markets, meet potential investors. ITC, in ... Read More »

Finding hope in hopeless times


Job 17: 15 …and where is now my hope? We are living in perilous times. Trouble surrounds us on every side. Negative reports make headlines in the press. Locally, you hear of increasing job losses, soaring crime rate, worsening cash shortages, more company closures and turning of able-bodied people into beggars. Regionally and globally, there are unending wars and rumours ... Read More »

Staying fabulous

sleeping is good

IN the fabulous forties, if you haven’t already done so by then, you discover the importance of maintaining good health. Linked to this a healthful appearance is also desirable. The relationship between what you eat, what you do or don’t do on your health or lack thereof takes on increased meaning. That is when you realise that if you are ... Read More »

National Rugby League scrambles for US$50 000

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THE National Rugby League (NRL) is scrambling for a US$50 000 rescue package to try and save the sport, which has been finding the going tough due to financial difficulties. With half the games still to be played before the end of the season, the league has since failed to attract a sponsor. The NRL was left without a title ... Read More »

Lisa Harris on a roll again

horse racing

LEADING horse trainer, Lisa Harris, has once again taken control of Borrowdale Park race course after bagging close to a quarter of a million dollars in stake earnings in only 11 months. According to statistics of performance released recently by the Mashonaland Turf Club, Harris who started training race horses in 2002 and has been a champion trainer for six ... Read More »

ZSE reflects slowing economy

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

THE slow pace of economic recovery has resulted in the total value of shares traded on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange declining to US$260 million for the eight months to August, from US$319 million during the same period last year. Figures from the ZSE show that turnover however increased by 163 percent to US$66,3 million. Foreign investors maintained an appetite for ... Read More »

Cornered CSC enters plea to defend

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

CORNERED by 1 300 workers who have approached the High Court to claim millions of dollars in unremitted pension contributions, the State-run Cold Storage Company (CSC) finally entered a plea to defend itself last week, setting the stage for a potentially bruising legal battle. A recent audit of the CSC pension fund exposed massive manipulation of funds that has sparked ... Read More »

Chiefs take Mugabe head on

President Robert Mugabe.

CHIEFS, who had earlier threatened to boycott their annual conference demanding brand new cars, farms and an increase in their allowances, will today take on President Robert Mugabe, hoping he will press his administration to cough up. Once described by President Mugabe as “paragons of virtue,” the traditional leaders are disgruntled by the way government has been handling their affairs ... Read More »

Mortgage lender grows loan book

Cabs Centre in Harare.

ZIMBABWE’S largest mortgage lender, Central African Building Society (CABS), is sitting on an unsecured parallel lending loan book of over US$127 million, while corporate banking loans including the Distressed and Marginalised Areas Fund stood at over US$100 million and the mortgage loan book at over US$130 million. This is despite the group’s income dropping by 35,9 percent from US$11,2 million ... Read More »