TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms operators urged to take consumers' grievances seriously

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director-general Gift Machengete has said telecoms operators should take consumers' grievances seriously so that they improve on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Consumers appeal for protection against wave of pricing in forex

THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) has appealed for urgent Government intervention in protecting consumers against the tide of foreign currency pricing of goods and services at a time when a major...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Consumer Protection Bill gazetted

Government has gazetted the Consumer Protection Bill which seeks to protect consumers of goods and services against unnecessary price increases by businesses.The Bill, now cited as the Zimbabwe Consum...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 January 2019

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has increased visibility in most rural areas, after canvassing the country's 10 provinces, teaching mobile network providers' consume...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 September 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

'Airtime tax hurting consumers'

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general, Dr Gift Machengete, has called for increased collaboration between policy makers and operators towards further...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim consumer goods imports plunge

Zimbabwe's consumer goods imports declined 34 percent during the period January to July 6 this year, as domestic consumption of locally produced goods surged, according to the latest statistics from t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Consumer spending continues growing

Zimbabwe consumer spending keeps growing, as demand for basic and fast-moving consumer to firm due to excessive monetary build up in the economy that is driving stronger demand for products, economic ...

By Business Weekly | Published: 13 July 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Mazoe bow to consumer pressure

THE Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited have bowed to consumer pressure announcing on Wednesday that they will soon "return" the original Mazoe recipes for all flavours."We have listened ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Schweppes responds to Mazoe consumer backlash

SCHWEPPES Zimbabwe Limited and Coca-Cola Zimbabwe have allayed fears the ingredients they use to produce beverages are a health hazard.Schweppes Zimbabwe has recently faced consumer backlash following...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

THE sprawling suburb of Sakubva in Mutare and Nyanga township will be a hive of activity today and tomorrow when the Postal and Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) host a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Retailers launch consumer price index

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has launched a retail price index to assist consumers to shop wisely. In a statement yesterday, CZR said the facility would be available on the organisati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 May 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Retailers battle for consumers

RETAILERS, who are currently under fire for exploiting consumers through extortionate pricing, are now battling to fire-sell their products by offering promotions. Consumers have largely boycotted maj...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 January 2018

ZIMBABWE

Consumer goods prices continue to soar

Zimbabwe consumer prices are surging as basics mark their fastest rise this year, with experts blaming the rise on profiteering by retailers.The price of beef soared month-on-month to $7,50 per kg thi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Consumer council slams retailers

THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) yesterday slammed retailers for increasing prices of some basic commodities without justification.In an interview with The Herald, CCZ executive director Ms Rose...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2017

ECONOMC INDICATORS

Consumer basket declines

The consumer basket for a family of six has marginally decreased by 0.67 per cent to $588.07 in June from $592.97 due to a minimal decline of prices of goods in the basket in June.According to the Con...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2014

ZIMBABWE

Zim economy faces slumping consumer demand

Economy Faces Slumping Consumer Demand and DeflationBy Godfrey Marawanyika and Brian Latham April 06, 2014      Zimbabwe's economy is suffering from a slump in consumer spending a...

By Bloomberg News | Published: 08 April 2014

ECONOMC INDICATORS

Zim aligns Consumer Price Index with region

Zimbabwe is remodeling the consumer price index in line with regional practices in a bid to increase regional integration.The new consumer price index will have new weights and a new classification d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 March 2014

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Consumers owe Zesa $818 million

National power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) says it is owed $818 million by consumers - including government, domestic and commercial users.It said the unpaid bills were hampering its operations and v...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 February 2014

OPINION

Zim consumers struggling to repay consumer debt

The low disposable incomes that more than three quarters of the population in Zimbabwe receive has seen most consumers acquiring consumer credits from the retail sector but as a result of their depres...

By bh24 | Published: 05 December 2013

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

'Consumer spend to remain constrained,' says Zireva

OK Zimbabwe CEO Willard Zireva told analysts yesterday that the liquidity crunch will worsen in the short term and business activity is not expected to improve for the remainder of the year as consum...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2013

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

ZETDC urges consumers to pay bills

Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company has urged consumers to pay their bills to ensure uninterrupted supplies.ZESA slashed domestic debts by $160 for every household while writing...

By New Ziana | Published: 23 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

China VAT hike to hit Zim consumers

China's decision to place a 6% VAT charge on freight and related costs is going to have an impact on the importing price from China.The new Chinese policy means that all freight charges paid in Chin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2013

OPINION

Consumer credit driving consumer expenditure

Introduction of the multi-currency regime evidently brought stability in the country and also boosted consumer confidence.In as much as multi-currencies regime are a significant contributor to the dr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz release consumer protection guidelines

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has released the Consumer Protection Guidelines draft which will assist consumers and service providers providing communication serv...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2013

OPINION

Zimbabwe's atrocious consumer rights

Queuing seems to be a national pass time, while getting anything done on time and right the first time is inconcievable.From studying the MDC's Agenda for Real Transformation (ART), I was quite surpr...

By Vince Musewe | Published: 04 July 2013
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