Pedestrian Bridge Scaffolding Collapses On M1 , Sandton- J’Burg,-2 dead, 20 Injured

JOHANNESBURG – PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, COLLAPSES , REPORTEDLY ON VEHICLES IN SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG KILLING TWO AND INJURING AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE     Netcare 911 confirmed two people have died, while at least 20 were injured – five critically. The bridge was being built parallel to Grayston Drive on the M1 highway.   It’s understood the scaffolding fell onto at least one car travelling below. Motorists at the scene describe what they saw.  …

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Bulawayo-Joburg Intercape Bus Nearly Hijacked In South Africa On Sunday Morning

SIXTY-Five Zimbabweans were nearly hijacked aboard an Intercape bus in neighbouring South Africa today in the morning. An unidentified number of pistol and rifle wielding men nearly commandeered the Bulawayo/Johannesburg bus near Hammanskraal, after the Carousel Tollgate, at around 6.00AM today but the driver’s bravery made it impossible for the passangers to suffer the horror of being hijacked. Passengers, who were still struggling to come to grips with the ordeal, told Bulawayo24.com that the hijackers…

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Mugabe Caps1418, Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) Graduands

One thousand four hundred and eighteen graduands have been conferred with degrees in various fields at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT). The ceremony officially got on a roll upon declaration of the congregation as a graduation ceremony by CUT Chancellor President Robert Mugabe. The graduation ceremony saw a total 197 graduands being conferred with Master of Science degrees in Post Harvest Technology and in Strategic Management as well as Masters Degree in Business Intelligence….

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Zimbabwe’s Formal Employment Lower Than 47 Years Ago-During Rhodesian Era

Zimbabwe’s Formal Employment Lower Than 47 Years Ago-During Rhodesian Era

THE collapse of Zimbabwe’s manufacturing and agricultural industries has cut the size of the economy by half and left the nation with fewer people in formal employment than at any time in almost half a century. About 700,000 people have formal jobs, almost equally split between the state and private companies, government and independent statistics show. That’s the lowest number since 1968, when President Robert Mugabe was a jailed freedom fighter, and Rhodesian Prime Minister…

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Victoria Falls Hotels & Lodges ,Fully Booked For December 2015 /15th Zanu-PF Conference

Hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls are fully booked for December ahead of the 15th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference set for the resort town that month. More than 6,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference and operators are gearing up for brisk business. In an interview, Hotels Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) chairperson Trythings Mutyandasvika, said the tourism sector was excited with the coming of the ruling party summit to the resort town as…

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Financial Institutions Increase ZimSwitch Transaction Charges By Up To 300%

Financial Institutions Increase ZimSwitch Transaction Charges By Up To 300%

ZimSwitch  uses will feel the pinch in transaction charges as banks have announced an astronomical rise of up to 300%. Financial institutions agreed on an upward review of the fees to maintain ATM infrastructure, in a move analysts say could boost non-interest income for the sector, while hurting bank customers. The past two weeks have seen banks increasing service fees for withdrawals made through the ZimSwitch platform to US$4 from US$1, while Visa cardholders’ withdrawal…

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‘Zimbabwe’ 38 Elephants Killed In Six Months, Now Eleven Elephants Killed In Cyanide Attack

Photo-Patrick Sibanda, A senior wildlife officer with the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority looks at the remains of the poisened elephants at Hwange National Parks on Sunday. Pic Aaron Ufumeli Eleven elephants have been found dead at Number Nine area and Deka Safari area in the past week in a case suspected to be cyanide poisoning. The first batch of elephant carcasses comprising four females and one bull were found ten metres apart of each…

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‘Curthbert Dube Demands US$1 Million From Zifa For Revoking His Mandate’

CUTHBERT DUBE vowed to knock at 53 Livingstone Avenue “first thing tomorrow” demanding the nearly US$1 million dollars he is owed by Zifa after the soccer governing body’s councillors resolved to revoke his mandate and that of the board in Harare yesterday. A massive 51 councillors voted in favour of a motion to boot out the highly unpopular Dube, who had on Friday indicated that he intended to leave office on December 5. Also sacked…

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‘INVESTMENT AND THE RULE OF LAW’-by Strive Masiyiwa

‘INVESTMENT AND THE RULE OF LAW’-by Strive Masiyiwa

“IF you don’t meet my demands, I will have you thrown out of the country!” The man shouted at me over the phone. He was the chairman of our local partner in Kenya. This was after I asked him to put up his share of the investment in our joint venture. It was more than 10 years ago but I still remember like it was yesterday. Building the network was going to require over $100m…

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