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April 2019

The Registrar General’s Office Suspends Passport Printing

By |2019-04-26T07:33:00+02:00April 26th, 2019|

The prevailing foreign currency shortages have hit the Registrar General’s Office hard. Over the past weeks we have heard reports of just how hard. There is a huge passport backlog because the government has no money to import the necessary ink and paper used in the making of passport.

It would appear however that things […]

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June 2019 ZIMSEC Examination Timetable

By |2019-04-23T14:32:28+02:00April 23rd, 2019|

It might not look like it now but the June examinations are just around the corner and as the cliche goes, every minute counts. To help you prepare for the impending examinations here are the two timetables for you.

Ordinary Level June 2019 Exam Timetable

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Zimbabwe Might Face Meat Shortages In The Near Future

By |2019-04-18T07:27:16+02:00April 18th, 2019|

The black market rates for USD and an increase in grain prices are likely to result in meat shortages in Zimbabwe in the near future. The Zimbabwean government decided to remove subsdies for wheat, maize, soya and other grains recently.

This has had an understandable seismic impact on the price of mealie-meal and bread. Brad which used to sell for $1.80 […]

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Passport Office Runs Out Of Ink And Paper

By |2019-04-18T07:14:12+02:00April 18th, 2019|

The office of the Registrar General has run out of ink and paper required to make passports due to foreign currency shortages according to some press reports. In February the Registrar General Clemence Masango revealed that his department’s operations were being severely impacted on by Zimbabwe’s foreign currency situation.

Because of this shortage it seems that Zimbabweans who want the socalled […]

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Ecocash Doubles Send Limit

By |2019-04-14T06:20:39+02:00April 11th, 2019|

Ecocash have doubled their send money limit from $500 RTGS to $1 000 RTGS. With prices of goods skyrocketing on a daily basis this move makes sense. In fact I feel they should have raised the limit to $5 000 RTGS.

Ever since we had a cash crisis we have had to rely on Ecocash. The problem nowadays is that for […]

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Government Caves To Pressure In Mat North

By |2019-04-19T09:00:20+02:00April 9th, 2019|

So last week the government through a circular written by Provincial education director Jabulani Mpofu, instructed schools which had a pass rate of less than 30% to conduct compulsory vacation lessons in April and August for Grade 5-7.

The government has since relented and withdrew the order. Mr Mpofu issued another circular withdrawing this order:

AMMENDMENT OF THE PREVIOUS COMMUNICATION ON VACATION […]

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Vehicle Duty Will Continue To Be Paid In Forex: Mthuli Ncube

By |2019-04-09T07:25:21+02:00April 9th, 2019|

Last year when Professor Mthuli Ncube presented his last budget he made another painful change. Duty for a select number of items would now be paid in forex. This includes duty for motor vehicles.

Many people in general,¬†and civil servants in particular, who earn RTGS$ and do not have a way to legally access foreign currency were incensed. It effectively¬†means most […]

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Beware Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes: Ecocash

By |2019-04-08T14:49:14+02:00April 8th, 2019|

Ecocash, a subsidiary of Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited, has issued a statement to the public warning them to be aware of and avoid fraudulent investment schemes. There has been an increase in a number of scams on social media platforms such as WhatsApp where people are being asked to invest via Ecocash and promised unrealistic returns which never materialize.

WARNING!! Fraudulent […]

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Video: Fire At Hartzell High School

By |2019-04-06T19:53:42+02:00April 6th, 2019|

A fire has burnt a part of Hartzell High School. According to sources the fire broke out on Saturday morning although it is not yet clear what caused the fire there is suspicion that the fire could have been caused by an electrical fault in one the basements.

Another video shows the same building burning from another angle and onlookers.

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Cyclone Idai: 52 Pupils Missing And 70 Missing

By |2019-04-01T06:51:02+02:00April 1st, 2019|

In a recent interview the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Mr Edgar Moyo revealed that so far they have confirmed that 52 school going children died during the cyclone while 70 others were still missing. It is likely these have passed away also.

The number of missing pupils is 70 but we presume them as dead until legally confirmed […]

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