Diamonds Now in State Hands – President

[The Herald] President Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBCTV on Mo…

[The Herald] President Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBCTV on Monday night, President Mugabe said the diamond mining industry was now in the hands of the State.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Country Struggling to Attract Investments – Gordhan

[News24Wire] Weak business confidence in South Africa and low profitability weigh on investment flows, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said in his 2017 Budget Overview.

[News24Wire] Weak business confidence in South Africa and low profitability weigh on investment flows, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said in his 2017 Budget Overview.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

We’re Ever Ready for Polls, Says President Mugabe

[The Herald] Zanu-PF infighting won’t stop the revolutionary party from posting a resounding victory, President Mugabe has predicted. In any case, the President and zanu-pf First Secretary said, all differences were being ironed out through the relevan…

[The Herald] Zanu-PF infighting won't stop the revolutionary party from posting a resounding victory, President Mugabe has predicted. In any case, the President and zanu-pf First Secretary said, all differences were being ironed out through the relevant party structures.He made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with ZBC-TV to mark his 93rd birthday yesterday. Born on February 21, 1924, President Mugabe will have his official celebrations in Matopos on Saturday.

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Expenditure Ceiling to Come Down R26.1 Billion

[News24Wire] Treasury plans to reduce the expenditure ceiling by R26.1bn over the next three years by cutting spend on non-core goods and services as well as compensation budgets.

[News24Wire] Treasury plans to reduce the expenditure ceiling by R26.1bn over the next three years by cutting spend on non-core goods and services as well as compensation budgets.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

We Are Not a Government Mouthpiece – Public Broadcaster

[News24Wire] The SABC says it has never been a mouthpiece of the government of the day, that it has the right to set its own editorial policy, and that it was not biased in its 2016 local government election coverage.

[News24Wire] The SABC says it has never been a mouthpiece of the government of the day, that it has the right to set its own editorial policy, and that it was not biased in its 2016 local government election coverage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sustainable Sand Mining the Way to Go

[The Herald] For thousands of years, sand and gravel have been used in the construction of roads and buildings. Sand mining is one of the major drivers to land degradation in Zimbabwe’s urban, semi urban and rural service centres centre as well as grow…

[The Herald] For thousands of years, sand and gravel have been used in the construction of roads and buildings. Sand mining is one of the major drivers to land degradation in Zimbabwe's urban, semi urban and rural service centres centre as well as growth points, mainly due to construction activities.Most of the miners of sand and clay do so from designated points and do not rehabilitate the land afterwards.

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President Treated to Birthday Surprises

[The Herald] President Mugabe, who turned 93 yesterday, was treated to a number of surprises as a “birthday boy” including a colourful party hosted by staff in his office at Munhumutapa.The surprises started at his residence in the morning. First was a…

[The Herald] President Mugabe, who turned 93 yesterday, was treated to a number of surprises as a "birthday boy" including a colourful party hosted by staff in his office at Munhumutapa.The surprises started at his residence in the morning. First was a Catholic priest Father Clifford Nhetekwa, who went early in the morning to bless the President with a holy communion.

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Economic Transformation More Than Just a Slogan – Finance Minister

[News24Wire] Radical economic transformation shouldn’t just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Radical economic transformation shouldn't just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa