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Zimbabwean woman arrested for smuggling rhino horns at Jozi airport

August 11 2017 – A ZIMBABWEAN  woman  has been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, for smuggling and the illegal possession of two rhino horns, says the environmental affairs department said on Friday(yesterday) “The 30-year-old  woman was arrested after suspicious items were noticed by private security personnel during scanning of her check-in luggage and reported to customs ... Read More »

Yellowbone pain as cops seize illegal skin lightening creams at border

August 10  2017 – POLICE (today) on Thursday seized R70 000 worth of harmful skin-lightening creams transported in a truck from Botswana to South Africa. Spokesman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said some of the creams were hidden under sacks of soya beans. ”The truck with foreign registration numbers was stopped and searched by police and the department of home affairs customs ... Read More »

Are Zim opposition parties genuine?

August 10 2017 –  ONE  cannot help but notice the mushrooming of a number of political parties and movements including independent candidates. With this in mind you ask yourself are these so called opposition movements the real deal or a waste of time. Some have been coined ‘Zanu PF projects’ whose sole aim is to split the votes and destabilise ... Read More »

Cat with 9 lives, Zuma survives no confidence vote

Zuma promises jobs and economic growth for 2017

August 08 2017  – SA President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, but the result indicated that a significant number of ANC MPs broke ranks to support the opposition motion. Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that 177 MPs voted in favour of the motion and 198 against it. There were nine abstentions.   ... Read More »

McDonald’s to double restaurants in China by 2022

August 08  2017 – FASTFOOD giant, McDonald’s plans to ramp up its China operations by nearly doubling the number of restaurants in the country over the next five years, the US  chain announced on Tuesday. The company plans to grow its number of outlets in China, which boasts the world’s largest population, from 2 500 to 4 500 by 2022. ... Read More »

Secret ballot buoys SA opposition

No salary increases for political office bearers-Zuma

August 7  2017 – AFTER  a rather surprising announcement by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that a vote of no confidence would happen via a secret ballot, opposition parties were buoyed on Monday, by the prospect that their eighth attempt to remove President Jacob Zuma from office. “Having considered all the factors, and mindful of the fact that this decision ... Read More »

SA unemployment remains high

 August 7  2017 – THE unemployment rate for the second quarter of 2017 has remained unchanged at 27.7 percent quarter-to-quarter, but increased by 1.1 percentage points year-on-year, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Monday.  StatsSA released the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) on Monday, which indicated that employment in the second quarter of 2017 declined by 113 000 to approximately 16.1 million.  ... Read More »

Zim suspends import duty on soyabeans

August 06 2017 – THE Zimbabwean Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa,  has suspended duty on hydrogenated soya bean oil for a year with effect from July 1, 2017, according to the government gazette. Hydrogenated soya bean oil is used to produce margarine, cooking oil, salads. So far, Olivine Industries  is the only approved hydrogenated soya bean oil importer to benefit ... Read More »

Coalition wars as Tsvangirai followers assault VP Khupe

August o6 2017 – MDC T vice president Thokozani Khupe was today assaulted  and had  some of her  office property destroyed by a group of men widely suspected to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s aides. Eyewitnesses says about 30 men drove from Harare, armed with iron bars and beat up Khupe, after she faced accusations of discouraging people from attending Tsvangirai’s rally at ... Read More »

Miss Tourism Zimbabwe on new FastJet magazine

August 05 2017 – fastjet’s reimagined inflight magazine ,Places , this month features Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 Ashley Morgan on the cover. Dressed by celebrated South African designer Khosi Nkosi and photographed by Angie Lazaro on the mighty Zambezi river at Matetsi Private Game Lodge. Following two beta-issues, the August 2017 edition of fastjet’sPlaces Magazine marks the transition from Smart ... Read More »

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