Fuel price hike rumour trashed

ENERGY and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo has assured motorists not to panic as Government is not planning to increase fuel prices again. His assurance comes after reports on social media indi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 February 2019


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


Gweru hikes burial fees 100%

GWERU City Council has proposed to more than double burial charges to $160 from $60 for non-residents and $80 from $30 for adults and children respectively, a senior council official has said.Acting d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 December 2018


Retailers project fresh wave of price hikes

RETAILERS have projected another round of price increases after Finance minister Mthuli Ncube unveiled a budget that will see an increase in import duty for fuel and other selected goods.Ncube last Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2018


Govt shoots down 300% hike in uniform prices

Government has shot down proposals by textile firms to hike prices of school uniforms by a massive 300 percent.This comes after uniform prices went up by as much as 440 percent last month.Addressing a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 November 2018


Harare councillor proposes pay hike

A HARARE City councillor, Jacob Mafume (MDC Alliance), has proposed a pay hike for city employees as a way to retain skilled and experienced staff at a time service delivery is at its lowest.Officiati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2018


Restless unions push for pay hike

Zimbabwe's new Cabinet will face major problems from day one, with militant unions already pushing for pay rises in the wake of the recent price hikes and deteriorating economy, which they say have er...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 September 2018


Price hikes hit Zimbabwe

PRICES of basic goods such as mealie-meal, meat, soap, toiletries, rice, sugar and vegetables are spiralling out of control due to a currency crisis precipitated by foreign currency shortages.The pric...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


Zim government hikes duty on fabrics

FABRIC prices have spiked after government increased import duty on polyester in a bid to protect local industries, The Financial Gazette reported.Depending on the composition and type of fabric, the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2018


Teachers irked by soldiers salary hike

THE Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) yesterday expressed dismay over what they called discriminatory practices by government after soldiers were awarded a 22,5% salary hike and police of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018


More fuel price hikes coming

MOTORISTS should brace for more fuel price hikes as oil prices continue to move northwards while government insists on controlling the fuel industry and maintaining a myriad of taxes on the sector, a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018


Basic commodity price hikes loom

An increase in prices of basic commodities and other products is looming in Zimbabwe, as fuel prices continue on an upward trend, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has warned.Fuel prices h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Govt clueless on dealing with fuel price hikes

Fuel prices continued on an upward trend in the past few days, with authorities seemingly groping in the dark on how to respond to the issue.The price of petrol and diesel rose by a cent this week to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 May 2018


Zimbabweans told to brace for fuel price hikes

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe governor, John Mangudya has warned that foreign currency shortages coupled with the country's shrinking export bill and galloping fuel prices on the global market will continu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 May 2018


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 ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018


Teachers reject paltry 10% pay hike

TEACHERS yesterday reportedly rejected a paltry 10% salary hike offered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, but agreed to continue with the negotiations aimed at averting a potentially cripp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018


Teachers dismiss salary hike reports

TEACHERS have dismissed reports that the government haS awarded them a salary hike, and vowed to go ahead with their planned strike action when schools open for the second term tomorrow.In a statement...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2018


Civil servants to get salary hike

CIVIL servants will have their salaries and working conditions improved,while their salaries and bonuses will be paid in full and consistently, among a cocktail of measures to be put in place to ensur...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 May 2018


400% accommodation hike during ZITF

MOST hoteliers in and around Bulawayo hiked their accommodation charges by as high as 400 percent taking advantage of desperate accommodation seekers that had thronged the city for the Zimbabwe Intern...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2018


Teachers demand 100% salary hike

TEACHERS have threatened a crippling industrial action when schools open for the second term to force the government to increase their salaries by 100% and housing and transport allowances by 50%.The...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 March 2018


Bata calls on RBZ to hike incentive

ZIMBABWE's largest shoe manufacturer, Bata Shoe Company, has called on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to increase the export incentive to 15 percent to boost exports by local companies.The Central...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018


Chiwenga to deal with price hikers

The Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday set up an ad-hoc committee to deal with wanton price increases for basic commodities in the past three months, with President Mnangagwa warning unscrupulous businesspeo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 January 2018


Price hikes dampen festive mood

CONSUMERS have expressed dismay over the continuous increase in the prices of basic commodities, which they say could dampen the festive mood.A snap survey conducted by Business Chronicle yesterday re...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 December 2017


Debt-ridden Zesa seeks tariff hike

THE debt-ridden Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) has written to government lobbying for a tariff hike with effect from next month amid reports the national power utility is technically ins...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 December 2017


Pharmacies in 70% price hike

PHARMACIES in Zimbabwe have hiked drug prices by up to 70 percent over the past three weeks and some are demanding payment in United States dollars only, it has emerged.In a statement, the Association...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 October 2017

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