October 2011

Fidelity Puts Cemetery Plans On Hold

THE Harare City Council has persuaded insurance firm, Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe (FLA), to convert land bought for the construction of a cemetery into a housing project due to housing shortages in the city, it has been learnt.

Deportations to Weigh Down the Country

AS the deportation of undocumented Zimbabweans from South Africa gathers momentum, Zimbabwe's industrial hub, Bulawayo, which is already bogged down by crippling de-industrialisation is now certain to bear the greatest burden of the influx of the deportees.

Extreme Weather Conditions Confuse Farmers

IF there is one special interest group in Zimbabwe in sixes and sevens over its fate it is the farmers. A trend has since been established whereby extreme weather conditions have become one of the biggest impediments in their planning.

Input Support Facility Launched

FINANCE Minister Tendai Biti has said Zimbabwe requires far-reaching reforms in agriculture which include completion of the controversial land redistribution exercise, an audit of the land redistribution programme and respect for property rights to attract capital.

Final Judgment! - Era of Great Dictators Almost Over

"My people love me, they love me all."

MMCZ Seeks New General Manager

THE Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) is seeking a new general manager (GM) to replace long-serving executive, Onesimo Moyo, who was suspended last year after irreconcilable differences with his board.

Love in the Time of Social Media

EVERY second person you meet these days is up to their 3D specs and headphones in social media.

Gaddafi - a Time for Everything!

There is great rejoicing in the House of Pharaoh this week as its strategists claim credit for the overthrow of yet another Middle East tyrant, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.

Chombo's Powers to Be Curtailed

A NEW Bill aimed at whittling down Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development Ignatius Chombo's powers is set to be tabled in Parliament soon.

2012 Budget - What the Worker Expects

THE Ministry of Finance has begun consultation sessions meant to garner input for the 2012 National Budget expected to be presented next month or early December.