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Council accuses residents associations of sabotage

Council accuses residents associations of sabotage

The Bulawayo City Council has accused residents associations of sabotage, claiming they do not want assist the local authority fulfil its mandate. Contributing to a debate during a special council meeting on Thursday, where a $158 million 2015 budget was unveiled, councillors slammed the associations ... Read More »

NACZ speaks on arts indaba, ZIMA dates clash

By Giyani Moyo The Annual Arts and Culture Indaba and the Zimbabwe Music Awards are headed for a clash as both events will be held concurrently on the same days. National Arts Council of Zimbabwe ( NACZ ) have maintained that their annual indaba will ... Read More »

Council adopts 2015 budget…tariffs go up by 4%

Council adopts 2015 budget…tariffs go up by 4%

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has adopted a $158 million 2015 budget with tariffs set to be increased by a marginal 4 percent, as the local authority strives to improve service delivery. The proposed expenditure budget is pegged at $107 million and the capital budget ... Read More »

Vendors’ Indaba on the cards at Ideas Festival

Vendors’ Indaba on the cards at Ideas Festival

This year’s edition of the Ideas Festival hosted by Bulawayo Agenda is set to afford street vendors a first ever multi-stakeholder conference to devise a way forward in solving operational and legal challenges hampering their business. The seventh edition of the festival, to be held ... Read More »

Mbeki to attend Zim diamond conference

Mbeki to attend Zim diamond conference

FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki is scheduled to participate at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare to be held between November 6 and 7 as the county is struggling to crawl out of a decade long economic decline. The  first-ever diamond conference was in ... Read More »

CSOs to push for devolution of power

CSOs to push for devolution of power

A Bulawayo based civil society organisation, Bulawayo Agenda will this Saturday hold its 7th edition of the Ideas Festival with an aim of advocating for the establishment of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. Addressing journalists, Bulawayo Agenda director Mmeli Dube said the four-day festival ... Read More »

Govt avails € 1.2m to revive cotton ginneries

Govt avails € 1.2m to revive cotton ginneries

The government has set aside € 1.2 million of the €4,2 million grant availed to Zimbabwe by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meant for the recovery of the cotton and clothing sector, for the resuscitation of cotton ginneries in the country. The ... Read More »

US after Zim’s Uranium deposits:Zhuwao

US after Zim’s Uranium deposits:Zhuwao

WESTERN countries such as the United States are after Zimbabwe’s uranium deposits and will hide behind regime change to loot the country resource’s in order to fuel their economic growth, Chairman of Zhuwao Institute, a think tank, Patrick Zhuwao has said. Speaking at the Bulawayo ... Read More »

Byo to host HAZ annual congress

Byo to host HAZ annual congress

BULAWAYO is expected to host the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) annual congress next week which coincides with the association’s 70 year anniversary. Last year’s congress was in Victoria Falls. About 150 delegates are set to attend the three day event whose major highlight would ... Read More »

CIMAS faces viability challenges, as govt insists on 75% tarrif hike

CIMAS faces viability challenges, as govt insists on 75% tarrif hike

Cimas Medical Aid Society has warned that it risks depleting its financial reserves in less than three years if government forces medical firms to effect a 75 % tariff charges for doctors and other health service providers backdated to May 2014.  Cimas said it was ... Read More »