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Standard Bank Group Appoints New Chief Executive For Africa Regions

Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe’s parent Company, Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has appointed Yinka Sanni as its new Chief Executive for Africa Regions and a member of the Group Leadership Council. Sanni, the group’s Regional Chief Executive for West Africa, takes over from Sola David-Borha, who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the group. Sanni holds a B Agric (Hons) degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University. He…

Tech Trends That Cannot Be Ignored in 2021 And Beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated reduced physical human interaction with more people engaging online now than ever before. This is unlikely to fade anytime soon and will see the increased datafication of our lives. Every click leaves a digital or data footprint – a trail of information that we have viewed or created. These digital footprints will only become greater as 5G roll out is accelerated. Beyond speed improvement, 5G allows for autonomous and remote control of robotics and other types of Internet of…

Govt Warns MDC Alliance Activists Ahead of Uhuru Celebrations

Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister, Kazembe Kazembe has warned members of the opposition MDC Alliance that the law will take its course should they engage in illegal demonstrations. In a statement on the state of security ahead of the country’s 41st Independence celebrations on Sunday, Kazembe also warned churches and members of the public who are defying lockdown regulations by exceeding prescribed numbers of gatherings. “Some church congregants and mourners are reportedly clashing with the police who are…

Local Pharmacy Chain Goes Digital

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabweans abroad can now buy medication online and have it delivered to family at home, via a new platform developed by a leading local pharmacy. MedOrange, a local pharmacy chain, has launched a product that allows users to remotely access medicines, pharmaceutical care, health, and beauty products. COVID-19 has been a key driver in accelerating the growth of Zimbabwean tech businesses offering purchases online, and MedOrange’s new online store adds to its existing range of MedOrange retail…

National Youth Service A Reminder of Dark Past

Youth organisations in the country have said the re-introduction of the National Youth Service is a reminder of a dark past which the Government should first address. This comes after Cabinet on Tuesday approved the re-introduction of the youth service after it was presented by Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry. In a joint statement, the organisations said the re-introduction of serves as a reminder of dark memories of the past which was characterised by violence and intimidation.…

COVID-19 Dims African Sun

Hotelier, African Sun Limited revenue for the year ended December 2020, as expected-took a steep drop of 55 percent to ZWL1, 84 billion from ZWL4, 10 billion recorded in the same period previous year as hotel bookings were significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Zimbabwe entered a hard lockdown end of March last year before gradually easing restrictions around August. Although business slightly bounced back during the last quarter of 2020, thanks to a relative easing of lockdowns locally, strict restrictions…

Afriskills In Road Asset Management Workshop

Local skills development firm, AfriSkills, has announced that it will be holding a talent development and knowledge sharing workshop for local authorities on road asset management between 2 and 3 June 2021 at Hotel Flamboyant, Masvingo. The announcement comes at a timely moment following President Emmerson Mnangagwa's yesterday announcement in which he acknowledged that the country's roads are in a state of emergency to whose end the government has committed ZW$33.6 billion "to rapidly rehabilitate 10,000 kilometres of…

ED Petitioned Over Police Corruption

An anonymous citizen has written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa highlighting what he says massive corruption by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) at Zengeza police station. By Shelton Muchena In a letter that was also copied to the Minister of Home Affairs, Police Commissioner General, Churches and Permanent secretary of Information Publicity, Nick Mangwana among others, the citizen says spent two months interrogating the dirty deals by the officers. “I spent 2 months investigating ZRP Zengeza police…

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Local Pharmacy Chain Goes Digital

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabweans abroad can now buy medication online and have it delivered to family at home, via a new platform developed by a leading local pharmacy. MedOrange, a local pharmacy chain, has launched a product that allows…

COVID-19 Dims African Sun

Hotelier, African Sun Limited revenue for the year ended December 2020, as expected-took a steep drop of 55 percent to ZWL1, 84 billion from ZWL4, 10 billion recorded in the same period previous year as hotel bookings were significantly…

Meikles To Spin-Off Tanganda

Diversified group, Meikles Limited wants to separate its agricultural processing unit, Tanganda Tea Company Limited from the group and list it on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) in an attempt to unlock value, 263Chat Business has learnt.…

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