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The country of Zimbabwe is 390,580 sq km and is bordered on all sides by other countries. Zambia lies to the northwest with the Zambezi river and its Victoria Falls forming the border. Mozambique lies to the northeast with its border formed by the Eastern Highlands. Botswana lies to the southwest and South Africa to the south (its border formed by the Limpopo River)
 

Government

 

Government to regulate conduct of gold millers

 
  Government intends to regulate the conduct of gold millers to ensure small-scale miners benefit and reduce leakages in the informal market, Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has said. Minister Chidhakwa said this last week during a tour of Mingchang Sino-Africa Mining Private Limited’s US$4 million gold mill plant in Shamva, which was established to assist small-scale miners in the area…<<Read More>>  
     
 

New regulations for housing co-operatives

 
 

Government will set up an inter-ministerial technical committee to monitor operations of housing co-operatives to ensure sound corporate governance following cases of abuse of funds by some co-operative leaders. Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Dr Ignatious Chombo said yesterday it would be ideal for housing co-operatives conduct their development through banks… <<Read More>>

 
     
 

Anti-Cancer vaccine a success: Health Ministry

 
  Government has successfully completed the first demonstration phase on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, which took place in Marondera and Beitbridge between September 15 and 21 this year, a senior Government official has said. In an interview yesterday, Director for Epidemiological, disease prevention and control in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Portia Managazirasaid Government was now awaiting reports from the two districts on how the programme went… <<Read More>>  
     

 

Zim meets SMP requirements

 

 

Zimbabwe has met all the quantitative targets and structural benchmarks under the International Monetary Fund’s Staff Monitored Programme (SMP), IMF said after its latest review exercise of the Staff Monitored Programme. Addressing a joint Press briefing with Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa, IMF head of mission to Zimbabwe Mr Domenico Fanizza said the country redoubled efforts on economic reforms to create an environment conducive for private sector investment. <<Read More>>

 

 

 

 

 

1,7 MW power plant for Chimanimani

 

 

 A Zimbabwean company plans to construct a 1,7 Megawatt hydro-power plant in Chimanimani, a move expected to boost electricity output. The will generate 1,7 megawatts using water from Nyahode River.<<Read More>>

 

 

 

 

Initiatives

ZDF hands over 72 houses  

Zimbabwe defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga yesterday handed over 72 houses to soldiers in Simbi Park in Redcliff constructed under the Defence Forces Benefit Fund. The contributory housing scheme was launched in 1988 and provides cheaper accommodation to members. It has benefitted more than 700 soldiers countrywide. Addressing the beneficiaries, Gen Chiwenga said the force was complementing Government efforts at providing affordable accommodation… <<Read More>>

 

 
   
99-year leases now bankable  

The 99-year leases issued to new farmers will be accepted by banks as collateral following amendments made by the Government and the Bankers’ Association of Zimbabwe, with the changes to be approved by Cabinet before the end of this month. The development means new farmers can benefit from funding by financial institution for the 2014-15 agricultural season… <<Read More>>

 
   

S.Africa to process special permits for Zimbabweans

 

The South Africa government says it is now geared up for the processing of the new three-year special permits for Zimbabwean (ZSP) wishing to work or study in that country. <<Read More>>

 
   

Only 38pc HIV + kids on treatment

 

Government will soon embark on a campaign to encourage parents on HIV treatment to have thier children tested as well. <<Read More>>

 
   

Sibanda launches e-learning

 

The Office of the President and Cabinet yesterday launched the Presidential National e-learning projects and handed over 160 laptops top pupils and teachers at two schools in Matabeleland South. <<Read More>>

 
   

 

Entertainment

An album for each year of Tuku’s life

At 62 legendary muso, Oliver Mtukudzi is set to release his 62nd album titled “Mukombe wemvura” at the Harare International Conference Centre on Saturday. His latest birth comprises of a 10 track album, mostly inspired by life lessons he learned through the years. “Mukombe wemvura” means a calabash of water… <<Read More>>

 

ZIMA Awards postponed

The Zimbabwe Music Awards ceremony that was set for Harare International Conference Centre on Friday has been postponed to October 29 to allow awards chairman Joseph Nyadzayo to attend an important commitment that has arisen. The venue, nominees and performers of the ceremony remain the same… <<Read More>>

 

Dhewa tribute for upcoming artistes

The Tongai Moyo commemoration show to honour the late musician would be a platform for upcoming artistes to showcase their talents, organisers have said. Moyo died on October 15 in 2011 and this year’s commemorations will start in Kwekwe on Friday and end in Harare Gardens on Sunday. This year the gig will see the son of the late musician, peter Moyo joining hands with artistes like Alick Macheso, Slizer, Charma Girl, Somandla Ndebele, Tocky Vibez… <<Read More>>

 

Short film festival on the cards

A local short film organisation, Invasion Studio, is working on a short film festival which will see a number of international filmmakers taking part early next year. The revelations were made by one of the founders of the organisation Charles Mugaviri at the Book Café over the weekend when more than 10 short films by 16 different filmmakers premiered… <<Read More>>

 

Sport

Cricket World Cup is here
 
With the war cries of Ndebele warriors providing a riveting soundtrack at the Victoria Falls International Airport, the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy arrived here yesterday as it began its Zimbabwean leg of a four-month global tour. The 60-centimetre trophy, whose main features are golden globe held up by three silver columns shaped as stumps  and bails, representing batting, bowling and fielding, arrived in Zimbabwe...<<Read More>>  
   
Mbada commits to football
 
Mbada Diamonds have reaffirmed their commitment to domestic football by insisting that the Mbada Diamonds Cup will continue to be on domestic top-fligt football for the foreseeable future despite challenges posed by the tough economic environment in the country. After months of speculation on the fate of the tournament that traditionally brings the curtain down on the local season, Mbada Diamonds yesterday came out clearly and maintained that there was never a doubt that the competition, dubbed "The People's Tournament was never on the verge of being scrapped <<Read More>>  
   

Kaindu forced out, ZISCA cries foul

 

Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu was forced out of the club yesterday, just two days after a demoralising home defeat at the hands of ZPC Kariba torched violent disturbances in Bulawayo. The Zambian gaffer had been in charge of Bosso since 2011 and in the last two years, only lost the championship race to Dynamos on goal difference. A former player at the club, Kaindu has come under intense pressure in recent weeks with the fans questioning his credentials after a poor run...<<Read More>>

 
   
CAPS to maintain pressure
 

HARARE giants CAPS United say they aim to maintain pressure in the league race as they hope to use the weekend bye to extend their preparations for the big match against Highlanders in their next assignment. The Premier Soccer League have cancelled fixtures this weekend to give platform to the NetOne One Wallet Cup final between Dynamos and Triangle at the Nastional Sports Stadiumon Sunday...<<Read More>>

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:40