BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa's govt stalls Harare bus deal

CHINA Nachang Engineering (Pvt) Ltd has withdrawn from a US$400 million deal with Harare City Council which was expected to supply 600 green-energy buses in the metropolitan province, saying it was ad...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare proposes 300% increase in service charges

Harare City Council yesterday presented a ZW$483 million supplementary budget which will see a 300% rise in charges for water, refuse collection, clamping fees, tow-away and burial space, among other ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare council takes delivery of wrong refuse trucks

HARARE City Council (HCC) which took delivery of single skip trucks instead of double skip trucks from FAW Zimbabwe are contemplating taking action against the supplier. Council environmental manageme...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare's refuse trucks stuck in SA

HARARE City Council (HCC) is failing to collect garbage as 15 refuse compactors are still stuck in South Africa because of lack of foreign currency to pay for their duty. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare to splash US$23 000 on iPads

CASH-strapped Harare City Council, which is struggling to buy chemicals to treat drinking water, is set to splash US$23 000 on councillors' iPads. Each of Harare's 46 councillors plus some selected co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare offers workers 5% pay cushion

Harare City Council has opened talks with its workers for a cost of living adjustment following a recent spate of price hikes that have eroded workers' incomes.Minutes of the council's joint finance a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Council opts for locally-made water chemicals

Harare City Council (HCC) has started carrying out trial runs for locally-made water purification chemicals which are expected to reduce the demand for foreign currency and save the local authority US...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2019

POLITICS

UK to block Harare's Commonwealth return

Britain's minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin says her country supports an extension of EU sanctions against Zimbabwe and will not back its plan to return to the Commonwealth.The frosty relationship ...

By Business Day | Published: 06 February 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare's booming automotive market

Downtown Harare is an economic hub.Here, money arguably changes hands more than in any other part of the city.It is typically the Wall Street of the capital.Household goods, school uniforms, stationer...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare hit by serious water chemical shortages

Harare residents should brace for a dry festive season or rely on rain water, as council has run out of water purification chemicals.Mayor Herbert Gomba yesterday gave a grim picture of water supply i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare City Council sells land to raise salaries

HARARE City Council has resolved to sell a prime piece of land in Mount Pleasant to a property developer to raise money for salaries.The land is currently being used by the ruling Zanu PF party as its...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 December 2018

POLITICS

Dodgy North Korea envoy still holed up in Harare

LOCAL wildlife conservationists are still watching the movements of North Korea's representative in Harare, Kim Chung Su, amid growing worries about his alleged involvement in poaching syndicates in t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 December 2018

POLITICS

MDC shut down Harare?

Zimbabweans largely ignored the demonstration called by the MDC-Alliance yesterday, and continued with their business as usual, while all shops were open in Harare's Central Business District. The sit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 November 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Red tape stalls Harare roads rehabilitation

THE resurfacing of roads in Harare under the emergency roads rehabilitation programme has stalled in other parts of the city after contractors pulled out, citing non-payment by the local authority.Bit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 November 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare vendors fight back

Police are maintaining a heavy presence in most of the country's cities as authorities fear the worst amid a clampdown on desperate vendors who are now fighting back.In Harare, law enforcers have pepp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2018

POLITICS

Harare councillor proposes pay hike

A HARARE City councillor, Jacob Mafume (MDC Alliance), has proposed a pay hike for city employees as a way to retain skilled and experienced staff at a time service delivery is at its lowest.Officiati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Beitbridge - Harare road dualization in limbo

Government could abandon the controversial US$2.7 billion deal with Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Limited (Afecc) for the dualization of the Chirundu-Beitbridge highway after ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

1 200-bed hospital for Harare

Government is set to build a world-class 1 200-bed hospital in Harare as President Mnangagwa's administration pushes to improve the country's primary health care system. In his remarks during the hand...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2018

POLITICS

Chamisa says Angola is sending top envoy to Harare

MDC Alliance leader and presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa told his supporters that Angolan president Joao Manuel Goncalves has dispatching his foreign affairs minister to Zimbabwe to assess the si...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare, workers declare deadlock

Harare City Council and its workers have declared a deadlock over demands by the employees for a pay rise at a time the local authority is planning to cut salaries.Harare Municipal Workers' Union exec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

3 shortlisted for Harare town clerk post

Harare City Council yesterday approved three names to be submitted to the Local Government Board (LGB) for appointment of a substantive town clerk in a move set to end 30 months of bickering and polit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

fastjet begins Harare-Bulawayo flights

Low cost airliner, fastjet, is set to land at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport at about 9am today, on the aviation firm's inaugural flight on the Harare-Bulawayo route. This move is in s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare-Chitungwiza rail project back on track

Zimbabwe has revived plans to construct a railway line linking Harare and Chitungwiza as it seeks an efficient and reliable public transportation system between the two urban centres. Desmond Matete, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare town clerk crisis hampering service delivery

The continued wrangling at Harare City Council over the appointment of a town clerk has left service delivery at the mercy of politics, a development that the local authority should not allow to persi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018

POLITICS

Annan due in Harare ahead of elections

FORMER United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan is expected in Harare later this week for meetings with the country's political leadership as well as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) ahead o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018
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