BUSINESS NEWS

Electronic transactions usage in remote areas surges

THE use of mobile and Internet-based transactions in remote areas has been on an upward trajectory with the generality of the country's populace embracing modern modes of payment.A snap survey in most...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

EDUCATION

Government to recruit 3,000 teachers

THE Government will on Wednesday and Thursday recruit 3 000 teachers in a bid to improve the teacher to pupil ratio as it moves to enhance the quality of education in schools.In a notice dated 28 Dece...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

OPINION

Re-dollarisation of economy: Wrong turn for Zimbabwe

There is an effervescence in the economy - an imperceptible but definite shift towards re- dollarisation of the economy.Initially a trickle, this will soon turn into a mighty tide in one direction –...

By Joseph Mverecha | Published: 30 December 2018

OPINION

Zimbabwean students fall prey to scammers

What began as a dream to hone their skills and knowledge in international capitals of the world such as Beijing has turned out to be a living nightmare for many Zimbabwean students.Duped out of their ...

By Fatima Bulla | Published: 30 December 2018

CZI lobbies for partial free FX rate

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, the country's biggest industry representative group, is lobbying the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to consider partially floating the exchange rate in order to min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

POLITICS

Mugabe law haunts Zimbabwe

Terrence Mkhwananzi feels trapped and unsafe in what is now regarded as the new Zimbabwe.Bailed out from remand prison, the 32-year-old activist makes weekly visits to the police station while state p...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

POLITICS

Chamisa takes war to Mnangagwa

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to step up pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the new year, saying it was time to set Zimbabwe on the path to reform.Chamisa told The Standard in ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

POLITICS

Mutodi charges govt $500 a day

MEDIA, Information and Broadcasting Services deputy minister Energy Mutodi allegedly wants the government to pay him $500 a day payment for using his private car for official business.Mutodi's governm...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

POLITICS

Zanu-PF admits currency chaos

Zanu-PF has admitted that the government's monetary policies have failed and that it fears the worsening economic crisis could lead to riots.The ruling party's committee on the economy made the admiss...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

POLITICS

Plot to ban Chamisa flops

A bid by Zanu-PF hardliners to push for a constitutional amendment that would have raised the age limit for presidential candidates to 52 years fell flat at the Zanu-PF conference after the ruling par...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

OPINION

'Mthuli Ncube's budget is a waste of time'

IT is a great pleasure to debate the 2019 national budget.  This budget, Honourable Speaker Sir, could not have come at a time of greater fragility and greater vulnerability of our country.The ec...

By Tendai Biti | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe govt acts on ghost workers

Government plans to roll out the biometric registration of workers in the civil service within the first three months of next year, in an exercise that is largely expected to help streamline the publi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Farmers bemoan high bank interest rates

FARMERS are saying the interest rates being charged by banks are stifling the growth of the agricultural sector.Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers' Union (ZCFU) president Mr Wonder Chabikwa said the interest...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

EDUCATION

Zimbabwe introduces free education

Government schools will next year begin offering free basic education, while corporal punishment will be abolished in terms of a new law that is set to be introduced.Authorities will amend the Educati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe looking at introducing local crude oil refinery

Zimbabwe should seriously consider establishing a local crude oil refinery as a way of cutting the ballooning fuel bill, according to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera).Zimbabwe's fuel co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

'Fuel supply gaps still exist in Zimbabwe'

Although fuel consumers are generally able to access fuel, some gaps still exist as we continue to witness fuel queues, even though some are short - that's a fact.The demand trends I have witnessed ar...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

POLITICS

Corruption unit raises flag over Kasukuwere, Supa Mandiwanzira training

The Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has questioned the engagement of two prominent politicians for work-related training at the Harare Magistrates' Court ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt negotiates $216m for NRZ

Government is in negotiations with the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group and Transnet Consortium for the financing of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to the tune of $216 million, accor...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Fuel rationing on the cards

GOVERNMENT is considering rationing fuel as a measure to curb fuel shortages following a 60% increase in demand for the liquid at a time the country is hard pressed for foreign currency to pay for fue...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

POLITICS

Matemadanda berates war vets who demonstrated against him

WAR Veterans deputy minister Victor Matemadanda has berated some former fighters who challenged his liberation war credentials, saying he cannot be vetted in the streets.Matemadanda was reacting to cl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

EDUCATION

Schools get nod to hike fees

GOVERNMENT has given schools the greenlight to increase 2019 tuition fees and levies, but only after seeking approval from the Primary and Secondary Education ministry.In a circular to principal direc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

POLITICS

Army, police commanders lied under oath

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda and police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga lied under oath when they testified before the commission of inquiry into the post-...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zanu-PF, MDC Alliance MPs extort govt, get luxury cars

MEMBERS of Parliament yesterday arm-twisted Finance minister Mthuli Ncube into raising their budgetary allocation by 44% and demanded the latest 4×4 luxury Toyota Land Cruisers, among other perks, de...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Travellers hail Beitbridge border post authorities

ZIMBABWEANS and travellers from South Africa have commended authorities at Beitbridge Border Post for embracing border efficiency management systems which has resulted in improved service this festive...

By staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

NRZ sees 9,6% increase in cargo volumes

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has moved more than three million tonnes of freight cargo between January and November 2018, an increase of 9,6 percent when compared to the same period last ye...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018
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