Zim businesses want lockdown eased

Ndakaziva Majaka Businesses in Zimbabwe are urging government not to extend the 21-day lockdown period, but rather opt for a partial lockdown. They warn that an extended lockdown will result in massive job losses.  The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), wants business to be allowed to resume operations immediately.  In recommendations submitted to the […]

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Food supply plans for Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge District

Thupeyo Muleya ZIMBABWE’S Department of Civil Protection is engaging local wholesalers to evenly distribute basic commodities, especially mealie meal to business centres across Beitbridge District, to boost food supplies during the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. At least 20 000 people are estimated to be food insecure across the country’s southern district. Currently, 10 […]

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Save jobs, companies urged

Takudzwa Chihambakwe The Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ), has called on companies to preserve jobs where possible despite facing various challenges to pay salaries after the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This comes at a time when some companies have mooted retrenchments. EMCOZ president, Israel Murefu says some of the actions are understandable as a number of sectors […]

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Zimbabwe Government To Review Lockdown

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe will decide whether or not to extend its 21-day lockdown at the end of the period. The country’s leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said this as he toured suburbs in the capital Harare on Sunday.He visited Mabvuku, Tafara, Kuwadzana, Mufakose, Budiriro, Glen-View and Chitungwiza; and was pleased with citizens’ response to the lockdown. […]

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Air Zim suspends Joburg flights

Ndaka Majaka  Air Zimbabwe will suspend it’s Harare – Johannesburg frequency tomorrow in response to the COVID19 but says it will maintain domestic flights and the Dar-es-Salaam flights. In a statement Air Zimbabwe disclosed that school tours and other charters were cancelled until further notice. “Continued operations remain guided by directives from the government as […]

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ZSE extends reporting deadline

Ndaka Majaka THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has given counters whose reporting periods were due, a 30 day moratorium to release earnings in light of the coronavirus pandemic. ZSE chief executive Justin Bgoni said the global outbreak, now classified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, had necessitated the measure allowing firms flexibility […]

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Zimbabwe insurers pay out over ZWL$1,2 billion claims in 12 months

ZTN Reporter Zimbabwe’s insurance industry paid out over ZWL$1,2 billion dollars in pension benefits and insurance claims last year, amid indications the industry honoured tax obligations of over $260 million. Insurance claims totalled $850 million as short term insurers, spurred by the motor class, overtook life assurers to underwrite over $1 billion worth of business […]

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