Mixed reactions over Souljah Love hero status

George Honzeri The late Zimdancehall crooner, Saul Musaka who was declared a liberation war hero by the Zanu Pf politiburo for his contribution to the music industry becomes the third artist to be given such an honour after Simon Chimbetu and Oliver Mtukudzi. The hero status conferment has been received with mixed reactions by a cross section of Zimbabweans with some arguing against it while … Continue reading Mixed reactions over Souljah Love hero status

Air Passenger traffic drop by an unparalleled 66 percent in 2020

By Tatenda Sanyahawa Recent statistics have shown that due to Covid 19 disturbances, air travel worldwide has dropped by an unprecedented 66 percent, France 24 has reported. The figures were released by International Air Travel Association (IATA) on Wednesday with the Association further warning that immediate prospects of recovery for the industry are likely to be jeopardized by the emergency of new more transmissible corona … Continue reading Air Passenger traffic drop by an unparalleled 66 percent in 2020

AAA and VDA agreement set to boost Africa’s automotive industry

By Tatenda Sanyahawa The just signed co-operation agreement between Association of African Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) and German Association of Automotive Industry (VDA) is expected to bring fortunes to the Continent’s Car Manufacturing industry, says AAAM President, Davey Coffey. In an interview, recorded on the AAAM’s website, Mr Coffey said that the December 2020 signing between these Associations will benefit Africa as the giant European Association … Continue reading AAA and VDA agreement set to boost Africa’s automotive industry

USD100m for COVID-19 Vaccines.

USD100m for COVID-19 Vaccines. By Faith Shingirai Mundere.      The government has set aside USD100m to procure COVID-19 vaccines which will be administered to citizens nationwide. “The vaccines will be administered to at least 60% of the country’s population” Finance and Economic Development Permanent Secretary Mr George Guvamatanga said The vaccines will be secured through an African Union (AU) led initiative which has managed to … Continue reading USD100m for COVID-19 Vaccines.

Lockdown extended to February 15

By Faith Shingirai Mundere The national lockdown has been extended to the 15th of February next month. The announcement was made by the Minister of Health and Child Care General (Rtd)Dr C.G.D.N Chiwenga during a press statement in the capital Harare on Friday. As of 28th January 2021 cumulative cases have reached thirty-two thousand six hundred and forty six (32646) with recorded deaths of one … Continue reading Lockdown extended to February 15

Dual Pricing at Tollgates: A relief to the motoring public

By Faith Shingirai Mundere The introduction of dual prizing at toll plazas is set to bring a major relief to the motoring public as toll fees can now be collected in foreign currency. The announcement was made by the Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube during his 2021 National Budget in November. The prices are as follows; Light vehicles – US$2.00 Minibuses – US$3.00 Buses – … Continue reading Dual Pricing at Tollgates: A relief to the motoring public

Duty free for ICT equipment

By Tafara Mushope The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has announced that computers and other selected information and Communication technology (ICT) equipment can be imported Customs duty free. This was confirmed by Zimra on their twitter handle five days ago. The Authority went on to outline the details on how to clear the goods. ICT goods imported for Commercial purpose should be cleared on a Bill … Continue reading Duty free for ICT equipment

Covid-19 screening suspended at Beitbridge to easy congestion

William Makomo The South African Health Department suspended Covid-19 screening at Beitbridge Border between South Africa and Zimbabwe to easy the congestion as pressure and tempers mount from the long awaited truckers and passengers’ associations. SA Health Department spokesperson confirms that in the interest of addressing the congestion, the department suspended temperature screening and healthy questionnaires since the same process is performed on the Zimbabwean … Continue reading Covid-19 screening suspended at Beitbridge to easy congestion

Truck drivers to blame for Beitbrige Congestion

William Makomo Traffic Jam continue to increase at Beitbridge as the South African Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi blames truck drivers for the current congestion at the main busiest trade link, Beitbridge. The South African government claims that most drivers do not have proper documentation required to cross the border resulting in them blocking other travellers who are ready to cross legitimately. The Home Affairs … Continue reading Truck drivers to blame for Beitbrige Congestion

Beitbridge Border Post in Chaotic Situation

William Makomo An urgent intervention at Beitbridge border post urgently needed to deal with congestion which officials say it will take weeks to clear the massive backlog of traffic stretching for more that 15km into Musina town. People, trucks and buses have been stuck for more than 5 days, a situation the media had described literally as a matter of life and death as there … Continue reading Beitbridge Border Post in Chaotic Situation