Disease, forex shortage cripple dairy farmers

By Kudzai Kuwaza Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) chairman Emmanuel Zimbandu told reveald on Tuesday that the cost of drugs and vaccines has crippled the operations of dairy farmers. “The performance of the first quarter was disturbed by heavy rains which resulted in a lot of challenges which includes …

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Workers now toil under the jackboot

By Wongai ZhangazhaIn any given week, Chitoro, who works for one of the biggest referral hospitals in Harare, toils eight hours on day duty and 12 hours night duty. He works under poor conditions as he has to contend with the old dilapidated infrastructure at the institution. The hospital, like …

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AirZim tables debt strategy

By Melody Chikono AirZim is currently saddled with a debt of US$341 million. Of the debt, 92,2% amounting to US$314 million is local debt, while the foreign debt constitutes 8% at US$ 26,1 million. The entity is struggling to court potential investment partners due to its poor balance sheet, among …

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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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