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Understanding crop water requirements

Quite a number of farmers have found themselves saddled with huge irrigation water bills which some are now failing to pay owing to their inability to appreciate and understand the water requirements for their crops. These farmers ended up committing themselves to water in excess of their real requirements and …

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Barclays Africa dumps KPMG

JOHANNESBURG KPMG’s scandal-hit South African arm lost another major client yesterday when Barclays Africa Group dropped it as joint auditor, raising questions about the firm’s future. Barclays, one of KPMG’s major financial customers and South Africa’s second-biggest lender by market value, joins more than 10 other clients, including the government …

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SA miners agree R5bn settlement with mining firms

South African gold producers agreed a R5 billion ($400 million) class action settlement yesterday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, officials said. The most far-reaching class action settlement ever reached in South Africa follows a long legal battle by miners …

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Travel with confidence

Santa Fe Sport 2018’s nimble nature on the road inspires confidence and its innovative safety and convenience features give you a comfortable experience en route to any destination. The moment a Santa Fe Sport with this feature detects a vehicle in your lane ahead, it automatically slows the SUV down …

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Zim to sign $700m coal-bed methane deal

GOVERNMENT plans to sign a $700 million deal with an investor that will develop a coal-bed methane site, Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando, said. The imminent deal comes as President Mnangagwa’s administration, which took office in November last year, courts foreign investment to rebuild an economy after years …

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Hwange Colliery woes frustrate Zimchem

Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent OPERATIONAL challenges at Hwange Colliery Company Limited have hit hard on Zimbabwe Chemical Refineries (Zimchem), which is struggling to procure critical raw materials to produce solvents and coal tar products. Capacity constraints at Hwange Colliery, which supplies most of the company’s raw materials to Zimchem, have …

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Tobacco merchants face prosecution

Livingstone Marufu Business Reporter In an unprecedented move, farmer representative bodies are combining efforts to bring to book tobacco contracting firms that are allegedly prejudicing tobacco farmers of millions of dollars, The Herald Business has learnt. This comes after thousands of independent tobacco farmers were unwittingly registered by corrupt merchants, …

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Strong institutions bedrock of economic prosperity

By Victor Bhoroma The most telling story is the journeys travelled by the two Korean states since their border separation in 1950. South Korea has grown to be a world economic super power in the last 30 years, thanks to its strong institutions. Their kith and kin, North Korea is …

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Zimpost eyes big chunk of e-commerce business

By Mthandazo Nyoni In the past year, the quasi-government institution has been opening a new leaf through digitising and migrating its services to the mobile and e-platforms. Recently, it unveiled its new logo which, according to the company’s acting managing director, Sifundo Moyo (SM), speaks to this new business thrust. …

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HDI Youth Marketeers enters Zim

BY BUSINESS REPORTER HDI will be part of advertising agency, TBWA Zimbabwe. It becomes the third business to be established by TBWA Group in Zimbabwe, following the opening of the TBWA creative agency in 2012 and Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants in 2016. HDI Africa group chief executive officer, Bongani …

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