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Tinashe Makichi

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Seed Co muscled out of Pfumvudza

The development comes amid reports that Zimbabwe is facing a serious shortage of seed ahead of the 2022/23 farming season .
By Sydney Kawadza and Tinashe Makichi Sep. 2, 2022

Mystery buyer of diamonds outed

THE Zimbabwean government has reportedly given preference to Belarusian diamond buyers to snap-up the gems under unclear circumstances.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Sep. 16, 2022

Cartels bay for minister’s blood

Prior to the reversal of the transaction, the tender had been approved by parliament.
By Tinashe Makichi and Tinashe Kairiza Sep. 23, 2022

Zimra garnishes gem miner’s bank accounts

Outstanding tax-related and pension payments covered the period from January to October 2022 during which time ZCDC has not been marketing its produce.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Oct. 14, 2022

Kaukonde in car supply storm

The vehicle supplier was then fully paid by the end of December last year and the delay in the delivery of vehicles almost 10 months on has triggered divisions within the ministry.
By Tinashe Makichi and Sydney Kawadza Oct. 14, 2022

Chinese billionaire eyes Zisco partnership

Delong Steel representative Lv Yuhang told NewsDay Business that the company’s technical team would be in the country soon for further consultations.
By Tinashe Makichi Oct. 21, 2022

Govt bars Chinese ‘brick plant’ deal

As a result, President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa was notified of this and that is part of the land where the African museum is situated.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Oct. 28, 2022

‘Liberation museum sitting on goldfield’

According to the satellite images, the terrain has however changed resulting in some people being displaced and compensated to pave way for the latest construction.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Nov. 4, 2022

Candid Comment: Lithium rush exposes govt failures

Lithium is used to produce lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicles (EV) manufacturing industry and other electric devices as well as solar panels.
By Tinashe Makichi Nov. 4, 2022

Museum of African Liberation runs into displacement storm

Westview Baptist Church, which Instak claimed to have compensated, has rubbished the claim.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Nov. 11, 2022

Directors must face the music too

By scrutinising the list of companies blacklisted, even a layman can detect that the suppliers are mostly shelf companies used to engage in illicit activities.
By Tinashe Makichi Nov. 11, 2022

Candid Comment: Respect property rights in Zim

Zanu PF is unrepentant on this front. The party abused its political muscle to seize Eiffel Blue gold mine in Kadoma from a European investor.
By Tinashe Makichi Nov. 18, 2022

Candid Comment: Respect property rights in Zim.

Zanu PF is unrepentant on this front. The party abused its political muscle to seize Eiffel Blue gold mine in Kadoma from a European investor.
By Tinashe Makichi Nov. 18, 2022

Candid Comment: Ncube’s budget speech all talk and no action

All contracts which were entered into before the due diligence exercise commenced, have been re-negotiated, while some are still under negotiation to ensure there is value for money.
By Tinashe Makichi Nov. 25, 2022

Enough of anti-corruption lip service

Police on the other hand have been reeling under the current financial challenges where there are reports that they did even have vehicles to transport suspects to court.
By Tinashe Makichi Dec. 16, 2022

Interview: DIDG dithers on NRZ lawsuit

The completion of this phase will allow us to produce product samples for our customers, who manufacture paints and coatings, to run full trials.
By Tinashe Makichi Dec. 16, 2022

Powerful political and security interests manipulate mining law

The mining industry is regulated primarily through the Mines and Minerals Act of 1963, which is currently being relooked.
By Tinashe Makichi Dec. 23, 2022

Govt wields the axe on more suppliers

This follows the blacklisting of suppliers by the government towards the end of last year, who were charging outrageous prices.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 6, 2023

Ban on raw lithium exports leaves buyers stranded … artisanal miners left in the dark

Lithium is a rare mineral, whose production is currently taking place in only eight countries, with 85% of the global supply coming from Australia, Chile and China.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 6, 2023

Ambitious Vic Falls tourism project awaits cabinet nod

Old Mutual recently demonstrated an appetite to unlock opportunities in Zimbabwe’s resource-rich north-western region by investing in solar generation and hospitality properties.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 6, 2023

Villagers slam Chinese firm for polluting water sources

The closure of the brick manufacturer, however, left various unrehabilitated areas that have become a threat to not only human beings.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 6, 2023

‘ZDI gets permit to export raw lithium’

In a bid to restore order in the areas where the globally sought-after mineral is being informally mined, the government swiftly banned the exportation of unprocessed lithium.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tinashe Makichi Jan. 13, 2023

TIMB puts contractors owing tobacco growers on notice

The latest measures will see some contractors not being allowed to buy tobacco in the event they owe farmers their dues.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 13, 2023

Candid Comment: Worrying rise in indiscipline rocks security sector

That scenario alone points to massive indiscipline in the security forces where poverty, according to analysts, has triggered this latest wave of deviance.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 13, 2023

5 investors vie for StanChart

StanChart’s departure ends a 130-year presence in Zimbabwe.
By Tinashe Makichi and Sydney Kawadza Jan. 20, 2023

Candid Comment: Govt unwilling to solve fertiliser issues

 Lands and Agriculture minister Anxious Masuka recently said the government was expecting more deliveries of AN fertiliser.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 20, 2023

Candid Comment: Bootlicking political statements detrimental to development

Garwe of late has been an architect of his own goals if it was in football circles. His desperation to please his political superiors is sliding into desperation of gigantic proportions.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 27, 2023

Local smelters increase chrome prices

Chrome miners had been appealing to the government to extend its deadline on the export of raw chrome fines after the fines were exempted from the previous ban on chrome exports.
By Tinashe Makichi Jan. 27, 2023