Zim leader outlines schools re-opening plan

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 lockdown will continue indefinitely, and will be reviewed fortnightly. The extension, announced by the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday, will see businesses operate from 8am to 4:30pm and public exam classes continue. Workers are required to undergo regular medical checks, while Zimbabwe United Passenger Company buses are to be the sole public […]

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Zim readies for new currency

New notes to start circulating on Tuesday In preparation for the release of $10 and $20 Zimbabwe dollar banknotes, government has gazetted SI 103A of 2020, promulgating designs of the currency. Gazetted last night, the development is anticipated to increase money supply and help curb the prevailing cash shortages. Until now, the highest denomination was […]

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Zim gets USD13.7m COVID-19 boost

ZTN Reporter ZIMBABWE is set to receive close to USD14 million from regional lender, African Development Bank (AfDB), to finance its efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been learnt. AfDB revealed that approval for the grant was made on May 13, after a request from Harare. “The funds, from the African Development Fund (ADF) […]

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Zim power output declines

ZTN Reporter ZIMBABWE’S power output for the first quarter of 2020 fell by over 21 percent. The Zimbabwe Power Company has revealed that the country power output stood at 1293.86 Gigawatt hours (GWh), 21.56 percent down prior comparable period on the back of depressed generation at power stations. The country, however, did not feel this […]

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‘Zim must employ more teachers’

Ndakaziva Majaka ZIMBABWE needs to employ more teachers if Government’s move to re-size classes in response COVID-19 pandemic are to bear fruit. The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) estimates that the Southern African country is in need of at least 50 000 new teachers. PTUZ president Tavafira Zhou pointed out that if the country […]

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