The fight over alcohol advertising by celebrities

At the same time as recognition of the harm caused by alcohol companies and their marketing practices is growing, celebrities are accelerating their alcohol promotions.
By Kristina Sperkova and Labran Musa May. 17, 2024
IDC in US$500m strategic  shift to bolster Sadc push
IDC in US$500m strategic shift to bolster Sadc push
It is a mammoth capital outlay that IDC, which is now under Mutapa Investment Fund (MIF), may struggle to bankroll.
By Freeman Makopa May. 17, 2024
Delta takes Zimra to court over ‘unjust enrichment’
Delta presides over several high-end beverages production brands, including the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed African Distillers.
By Shame Makoshori May. 17, 2024
Over half of Zim has trust in polls: Survey
This comes a year after President Emmerson Mnangagwa won a poll against his closest rival Nelson Chamisa — the then leader of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC).
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 17, 2024
Vic Falls under fire over irregular land sale
Terms of the lucrative deal indicate that Midlen was obligated to pay a 30% deposit, amounting to US$840 000 by April 30.
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 17, 2024
Combined effort vital to save new local unit: ZNCC
Introduction of ZiG has sparked consternation on the market, where it is trading at ZiG23 against the greenback on the black market, which is almost double the official rate.
By Vincent Mungofa and Blessed Ndlovu May. 17, 2024
Stanchart faces demo over ‘oppressive’ deal
In Zimbabwe, poor performance was underpinned by costs associated with a volatile currency and rampaging inflation.
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 17, 2024
Inside Geo Pomona's multi- million-dollar waste project...all is well with HCC, says Dilesh Nguwaya
We have the knowledge and capacity to manage municipal solid waste in line with modern trends, technologies and practices.
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 10, 2024
Garbage deal to cost Harare US$9,5 million
Apart from Harare, other local authorities in Zimbabwe have been battling to come up with a lasting solution to address the eyesore problem of garbage.
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 10, 2024
Zim completes north western fibre backbone
The cabinet report highlighted progress made in public projects in the first 100 days of 2024.
By Staff Reporter May. 10, 2024
‘Abandoning coal will backfire’
This figure represents about half of Zimbabwe’s power requirements.
By Freeman Makopa May. 10, 2024
Grain imports gobble US$128m in Q1
It usually results in below-average rainfall in southern Africa, which this year has experienced the worst drought in decades.
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 10, 2024
CFU sticks to US$3,5bn Zim deal…as expelled farmers lose in South African court
He could not disclose the value of the deal offered to Profca.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Freeman Makopa May. 10, 2024
ZTA loses lucrative fund as Rwodzi cracks whip
This investigation resulted in the suspension of chief operating officer Givemore Chidzidzi and other ZTA executives.
By Freeman Makopa May. 10, 2024
Mangudya talks profits as MIF begins operations
In his address to staff, Mangudya indicated he would push to drive most of them to profit under his plan to create value.
By Freeman Makopa May. 10, 2024
Zupco sinks in US$28m debt...Transporters threaten to withdraw service
The Independent’s calculations based on information received showed operators could be owed about US$24 million for March and April.
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 10, 2024
Economists condemn iron hand tactics in push for ZiG acceptance
Informal traders and some retail outlets are only accepting payments in the US dollar, while government is offering some of its services exclusively in foreign currency.
By Tinashe Kairiza May. 10, 2024
Interview: Behind cotton payment gridlocks
MN: Do local banks have the capacity to fund the cotton sector?
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 10, 2024
‘Zim lagging behind on gender policy implementation’
According to the report, the prevalence of gender-based violence is high, and incidences of several forms of GBV remain unchanged.
By Melody Chikono May. 3, 2024
DWP congress to unlock opportunities for tourism
Mukoti stressed that Zimbabwe’s event will leave an indelible mark on the global tourism landscape.
By Staff Writer May. 3, 2024
Workers commemorate May Day in despair
This week, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) forecast inflation at 57,5% though US economist Steve Hanke estimates it to be over 1 000%.
By Staff Writer May. 3, 2024
ZimInd to host capital markets conference
The conference, slated for June 3-4 in Nyanga, comes at a time the capital markets  have been undergoing significant transformations in the past two decades although challenges remain.
By Melody Chikono May. 3, 2024
WB mobilising US$20m for women
Early child marriages, sexual harassment, and physical violence against women and children are some of the gender-based violence cases prevalent in Zimbabwe.
By Tafadzwa Mhlanga May. 3, 2024
Miners’ body unveils bank plan
Dosmain Mangisi, secretary general at JCMZ, told the Independent that plans to form the bank were being discussed.
By Freeman Makopa May. 3, 2024
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Zim hostile to US despite US$5bn aid.
Elaine French, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the US embassy in Harare, told the Independent Washington was committed to supporting Zimbabwe.
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 3, 2024
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Mutapa Investment Fund here to stabilise economy: Mangudya
Zimbabwe is now into its 24th  straight year of economic upheavals characterised by foreign currency shortages, high inflation and regular changes to the local currency.
By Freeman Makopa May. 3, 2024
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Zim aims for Q3 launch of 3bn litres oil pipeline rollout
A bigger crisis has been simmering this year, following a brutal drought that has affected water levels at the 1 050 megawatt Kariba south hydroelectric power facility.
By Freeman Makopa May. 3, 2024
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RBZ mounts crackdown as POS machines flood parallel market
RBZ governor John Mushayavanhu told the Independent that the apex bank cautioned banks to monitor how recipients, who received POS machines, use the electronic gadgets.
By Freeman Makopa May. 3, 2024