‘Zim mining saddled with weak oversight institutions’

HARARE– Progress within the highly ‘lucrative but shaky’ extractive sector is hampered by weak oversight institutions notwithstanding mining being a driver of economic growth, an official in the ministry of Finance has said. This...

Vendor threatens to kill herself

There was mayhem in Harare’s central business district (CBD) yesterday as an unidentified female vendor threatened to kill herself after municipality police confiscated her wares. The cat and mouse game between municipal police and vendors intensi...

70 hours community service for Gomwe

Former ZANU PF Youth Chairperson, Godwin Gomwe, has been  sentenced to 70 hours of community service for  insulting and calling a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agent a “Gamatox”. Harare magistrate Takunda Mtetwa sentenced Gomwe, expelled...

Africa DownUnder Conference kicks off today

The Africa DownUnder Conference commenced this morning in Perth Australia. Paydirt has been hosting the Africa Down Under Conference for over 10 years now. African government ministers and various officials including those from Ghana, Ethiopia, DR...

Gweru Councillors trial adjourned to Friday

The Tsunga Mhangami-led commission running the affairs of the City of Gweru has adjourned the trial of 16 suspended councillors till tomorrow. The 13 MDC-T and 3 ZANU PF leaders were fired by Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere over alleg...

61 inmates spend 3 nights naked

Notorious robber Lucky Matambanadzo today told a Harare Magistrate’s Court that he was part of the 61 inmates who were forced to be naked for three nights. Matambanadzo, one of Martin Gumbura’s eight co-accused in the failed prison break and viole...

How serious is Zimbabwe about attracting mining investment?

On Monday it was widely reported that Aliko Dangote was in Zimbabwe and eager to invest. Judging by conversations on social media that day and subsequently, it became clearer that many viewed the news with scepticism. To put the scepticism into pe...

Zim needs US$1.8bn to clear debt arrears

Zimbabwe needs US $ 1.8 billion to clear off its debt arrears, Finance minister has said. This surfaced at a press conference hosted by the minister of finance, Patrick Chinamsa yesterday. “We are looking for a strategy to clear off our debt arrea...

Pope Francis makes it easier for Catholics to remarry

Pope Francis has unveiled reforms intended to make it easier for Roman Catholics to get annulments and remarry within the Church. Catholicism does not recognise divorce and teaches marriage is a lifelong commitment. In order to separate, Catholics...

Mining should promote local enterprises

HARARE- The promotion of local enterprises is central to structural transformation for sustainable economic development, a civic organisation has said. Addressing participants at the ongoing inaugural Mineral Resource Governance summer school orga...