Paying water bill right thing to do

For years, making water users pay for the service they receive from water utilities such as Zinwa or urban local authorities has been a daunting task. Many water users do not believe in the need to pay for the resource despite the critical role water plays in the lives of …

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Seed Co invests in growing farmer yields

Hybrid seed processing company, Seed Co, has started running the Eleven Tonne Plus Club Promotion, targeting commercial farmers with at least 10 hectares of the firm’s seed varieties grown during the 2017 /18 season as part of efforts to boost food security. Concurrently, the seed company is rolling out the …

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‘Embrace technology, artificial intelligence’

Zimbabweans should embrace new technologies and artificial intelligence to create employment and improve development and economic growth, Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira has said. Minister Mandiwanzira said every Zimbabwean must be connected to achieve national and personal growth hence the need for people to embrace ICTs. …

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ZESA to cut off businesses

BUSINESSES, including miners and manufacturers, who owe money for electricity risk being cut off by Zimbabwe’s power distributor after the lapse of a six months grace period to settle their bills. The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, is struggling to recover about $1 billion owed by companies, farmers and …

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It’s about quality, not quantity in 2018

Compared to the 21 new listings in 2017, 2018 has yielded sparse options for anyone looking for new investment opportunities on the JSE. There was only one company listing in the first quarter – the secondary listing, in March, of Kore Potash. With Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail being the …

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Farm workers demand 100% salary hike

THE Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) has asked the government to increase the minimum wage for farm workers by at least 100% to $150 per month, saying the current payments were peanuts. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Paawuz general secretary, Raymond Sixpence told NewsDay that the least …

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CSC recapitalisation deal edges close

THE Cold Storage Company (CSC) recapitalisation deal is expected to be finalised early next month, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement deputy minister, Davis Marapira has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Marapira told NewsDay that the recapitalisation deal, which has attracted “more than six” partners, was almost done. “We have engaged some …

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Zim imports grain despite command agric ‘success’

ZIMBABWE is still importing grain despite claims by the government that it had stopped doing so in February last year following a bumper harvest from the command agriculture programme. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI The government, in February last year, said it had stopped issuing grain import permits and that no maize …

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Padenga on course to meet targets

Business Reporter Crocodile skin producer, Padenga Holdings Limited’s harvest year to date has amounted to 7 493 skins as the firm remains upbeat of meeting its targeted volumes and quality for the export market. The group targets 46 000 skins for this current financial year with an average belly width …

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Why do pointless jobs exist?

Johannesburg. – These nuggets are strewn through David Graeber’s Pointless Jobs (Not real name), a provocative, funny and engaging book that claims the world has been engulfed by a rising tide of pointless work. This is a curious charge to hear at a time of rising anxiety about keeping one’s …

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