Articles tagged 'beitbridge'

No dualisation for Beitbridge-Chirundu highway, says Govt 2 November 2018 HARARE - Government will no longer dualise the entire 900km highway from Beitbridge to Chirundu but will just widen the busy highway. The Information ministry said feasibility studies have indicated that the complete dualisation of the highway is not viable because traffic volumes are not suff...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe's family. Read full story in today'...
Transport minister under fire 9 April 2018 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo has come under fire from various stakeholders in the economy for failing to transform parastatals under his portfolio and develop critical infrastructure in the country. The Zanu PF legislator was appointed to the key ministry in September 2015, with the...
Minister contracts ED on $1bln road deal 7 April 2018 HARARE - Confusion has rocked the long-delayed Harare-Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project, with Transport and Infrastructure Development minister, Joram Gumbo, insisting government has not cancelled a tender awarded to Austrian contractor, Geiger International (Geiger). His positio...
Brothels ravage Bulawayo 30 August 2017   BULAWAYO - Brothels are multiplying in Zimbabwe's second largest city, with concerned city fathers mulling a campaign to clampdown on the menace. A survey by the Southern News found that numerous town houses in downtown Bulawayo have been converted into brothels or “lodges”, as owners see...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Govt, Chinese firm in $3m debt dispute 23 August 2017 HARARE - The Chinese company which built Beitbridge's $40 million water purification plant has reportedly refused with the manual that gives information on how to operate the machinery, until they are paid a balance of $3 million. China International Water and Electricity has camped on site de...
Tsholotsho not panicking 6 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Despite having failed to win a single match in their opening six Castle Lager Premiership outings, Tsholotsho FC are confident they will not be involved in another relegation scrap this season. Iziqholo Zezhwane find themselves in 15th place on the 18-team log following four consecu...
Harare-Beitbridge highway Zanu PF job: Mahofa 30 April 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa has said only Zanu PF supporters will be favoured in contract awarding for the construction of the Harare-Beitbridge highway. The call for domestic party preference in the public procurement process for the project was tabled during  ...
Address Beitbridge water supply challenges 4 April 2017 EDITOR — It sounds quite strange to hear that water charges in Beitbridge are so high compared with other towns in Zimbabwe. One would expect Beitbridge to have the cheapest water because the distance from the water source to the point of consumption is just too short. Being the busiest bor...
MDC supporters arrested for 'unlawful assembly' 7 March 2017 HARARE - A group of alleged MDC supporters in Beitbridge have been arrested for convening a rally without police clearance and inciting others to join. The accused — a teenager and nine other residents — face charges of assembling unlawfully. They were arrested on Saturday and charged under...
Beitbridge seeks city status 28 December 2016 HARARE - It's one of State's oldest towns, but with a growing population and a location right off the political border between South Africa and Zimbabwe that's attractive to major corporations. The border town in the province of Matabeleland South is looking to change the way it does business....
Zim dithers on imports ban 16 August 2016 HARARE - Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha says government is mulling removing some of the items that it included on the imports ban as it works to pacify local traders and affected companies. This comes as a government committee working on the goods that South Africa wants exempted fr...
State of borders cause for concern 26 July 2016 HARARE - A report on the country's ports of entry presented in Parliament last week revealed that not only are our borders porous, but also that the country has lost revenue running into millions of dollars because of that sorry state as goods are smuggled without paying excise duty. We are aw...
Mnangagwa scoffs at Beitbridge rioters 10 July 2016 MUTARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has scoffed at the recent import restriction protests that rocked Beitbridge Border Post in which a warehouse was torched and 72 people were arrested as ''petty;' while deriding local protestors as ''dim-wits''. Officially opening the Sixth Buy Local ...
Demo shuts down Beitbridge border 3 July 2016 HARARE - As the country teeters on the brink of total collapse, hundreds of angry Zimbabweans, together with scores of other cross-border traders, yesterday paralysed operations at Beitbridge Border Post as they demonstrated against the government's recent controversial decision to ban the import...
Austrian firm wins Harare-Beitbridge road contract 22 April 2016 HARARE - Geiger International (Geiger) has emerged as government's partner for the $2 billion dualisation and rehabilitation of the Harare-Beitbridge road, businessdaily can reveal. Although Transport minister Joram Gumbo yesterday declined to go into details about the deal saying the “time wa...
Govt restarts Hre-Beitbridge road dualisation process 28 January 2016 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo says government is “restarting the process” of identifying potential investment partners for the dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu road and rehabilitation of border posts. The ex-Zanu PF parliamentary chief whip said the move had been necessi...
Sort out this Beitbridge mess 16 April 2015 HARARE - At the back of President Robert Mugabe's recent and historic visit to South Africa (SA) — premised on cementing trade and other bilateral relations — Zimbabweans were starkly reminded about the shameful state of their infrastructure, especially related to the development of border points...
Beitbridge braces for SA, Zim clash 12 December 2014 HARARE - Dancehall and House music fans in Beitbridge are in for a treat tonight when top sound systems from Zimbabwe and South Africa clash at Pagomba Cafe. The Pre-Xmas House versus Dancehall party is being organised by Zimbabwe-born and South Africa-based promoter Sevious Pasipanodya, who i...
Govt moves to tighten border controls 5 September 2014 HARARE - Government is tightening border controls in a bid to stem the flow of illegal imports, a top government official has said. Mike Bimha, Industry and Commerce minister, told Parliament on Wednesday that Zimbabwe’s ports of entry have become “very porous” and Cabinet had crafted measures...
Zim cross-border traders annoy hosts 22 May 2014 HARARE - Early each morning, groups of bleary-eyed women and men who spent the night sleeping at a bus depot in Johannesburg scramble their blankets and check the condition of their goods. Others still wrapped in blankets, sit huddled together for warmth in the inclement early morning chill a ...
ZRP must do its job 18 December 2013 EDITOR — The seizure by South African authorities, on December 6, of the largest haul of cocaine at Beitbridge border post demonstrates the total failure by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to curb serious crime. According to the South African Revenue Service (Sars), 80 kilogrammes of cocain...
NSSA to handover Beitbridge hotel 28 October 2013 HARARE - National Social Security Authority (Nssa) says it will soon be handing over the completed Beitbridge Hotel to Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG). Phillion Chereni, Nssa's public relations manager, said the project is currently at the stage of “substantial completion” which means that all maj...
Top SA music stars invade Beitbridge 25 October 2013 BULAWAYO - Celebrated Djs from the Kalawa Jazmee stable, Dr Malinga and Professor will perform tonight at the Pagomba Café on the first day of the two-day inaugural Beitbridge International Festival of Arts. The celebrated duo will share the stage with Iyasa and former Afrika Revenge member Wi...
Of elections, border chaos 29 June 2013 BEITBRIDGE - The mobile network signal drops as you get to the border gate, a sign that you are entering foreign territory. “Thank you for choosing MTN,” says an electronic voice message from the mobile phone network. “If you wish to stay connected, select the roaming service of your choice...