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Green Fuel fails to deliver: Legislators

ETHANOL producer, Green Fuel has failed to justify its existence despite enjoying massive hand-holding from government in the form of a protected monopoly as well as laws requiring the mandatory blending of petrol with 15% ethanol, parliament has revealed.

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Govt to revisit indigenisation: Mnangagwa

VICE-president Emmerson Mnangagwa says government is in the process of realigning indigenisation laws — widely deemed as a barrier to the much-needed foreign direct investment — as they currently lack clarity and consistency, among other shortcomings.

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Potholes squeeze motorists on repairs

THE dismal state of Zimbabwe’s roads is costing motorists an average of US$1 000 a year on repairs due to damages caused by potholes prevalent on the roads, some which can easily be mistaken for craters, the Zimbabwe Independent has found out.

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Fees: UZ bars 2 500 students

THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has chucked out more than 2 500 students at the institution for failure to pay full tuition fees leaving the students stranded, Zimbabwe Independent has learnt.

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Vendors in Catch-22 situation

THIRTY-FIVE-year-old Loveness Muchenje, one of the many street vendors who have swarmed the streets of Harare’s chaotic central business district (CBD) in search of means of survival, struggles to maintain the balance between aggressively marketing her wares lined up along a Julius Nyerere Way pavement to potential customers and keeping an eye on her three-year old daughter

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Indigenous farmer Daisy Mubaiwa (L) leads her workers Norest Muzinde,Rosemary Ndongera,Femia Chimuka and Lovemore Muzinde  in her potato field in Greendale.Mubaiwa has planted 4 900 plants

Zimbabwe workers’ woes set to worsen

THE spate of job losses in 2014 through retrenchments and company closures could worsen in this year if early indications of the number of companies that have already implemented survival strategies that include paying half monthly salaries and forced unpaid leave for employees this year are anything to go by.

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