Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel At the two-year-old Baccarat Hotel in midtown Manhattan, tea sommelier Gabrielle Jammal pours a deeply-steeped Moroccan mint tea served at the end of a newly-created Sultan Abdülaziz experience that takes about two hours to fully savour. The tea steams out of the 24k gold-plated teapot shaped like...
The National Railways of Zimbabwe complete 120 years of “moving the nation” on 4 November 2017. This week we celebrate their contribution to the development of the country. Where did it all start? The development of the railways was initially dictated by the need to link the then-Rhodesia with sea-ports in...
Mugove Chigada Golf, to some amateurs, with no intention to turn professional, is a necessary evil. The memories of an uncle, who was a committed golfer, are still fresh. After a bad day on the course, he would sulk and vow not be part of the field the next Saturday. But the...
Golden Sibanda Beitbridge-based diamond mining company, Limpopo Mining Resources, formerly River Ranch, has failed to secure buyers for its assets five years after the company went into liquidation despite sitting on an estimated $162 million worth of gems. Without any firm offer within the horizon, Limpopo Mining Resources’ Dubai based...
Business Writer Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) senior executives have threatened legal action after its board of directors scrapped their lavish international travel allowances. This is part of efforts by the board to rationalise and reorganise operations after the authority posted a net operating loss of $2.2 million...
1936 — Tin was discovered in the area, Kamativi, which means small valleys.The mine was formed in 1953 and up till 1968 about 65 percent of mill tonnage was drawn from surface open cast sections. 1994 — Kamativi Tine Mines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, stops...
Kudzai M. Mbaiwa Raising capital is a tough activity for most small business owners. Whenever I take a class on small-scale enterprise development, the most prevalent challenge highlighted is funding. Today’s small businesses exist in a new economic landscape that forces creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to...
Kamativi is one of the largest tin mines in Zimbabwe located in Matebeleland North Province. At its peak, it was one of the biggest underground tin mines in Africa, employing 1 350 people. Its woes started around 1991 when 700 workers were retrenched due to falling commodity prices before...
Livingstone Marufu Government has maintained its stance that it will not allow donkey slaughter for commercial purposes as this will affect the country’s agriculture sector. Authorities believe donkeys’ importance to the country’s rural population that accounts for 60 percent of the population, transcend the desire for hides and meat exports. This...
Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers president Denford Mutashu was highly critical of price increases put in place by greed, speculation and profiteering. “Our position remains the same. We are totally against any form of price increases which is necessitated out of greed, speculation and profiteering. “We have also done our own assessment...