Anglo American opens Zimbabwe's first platinum smelter

Mining giant Anglo American has opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country's first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to boost the country's valuable platinum sector.



New energy minister for Zimbabwe as load shedding continues

2019-05-15 11:02

Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding on Monday, given low water levels at the Kariba Dam's hydroelectric power plant, generation constraints at local power stations and limited foreign imports.

Zim looks to SA's Eskom to help stave off load shedding

2019-05-12 15:03

Zimbabwe will turn to electricity imports from South Africa and Mozambique to ensure that the country does not resort to load shedding following a significant reduction of power generation from its anchor power station Kariba Dam.

White Zim farmers accept R238m interim payment for land compensation

2019-04-08 11:36

Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000's have accepted government's offer of an interim payment.

Zim to face load shedding? Not just yet, say authorities but we need more money

2019-04-03 11:38

Zimbabwe's power utility filed an application for a 30% tariff increase in mid-March with the country's energy regulator, saying that this is the only way the it will be able to repair its transmission and distribution network. Failure to do so may result in blackouts, it said.

PICS: Zimbabwe economic crisis drives cross-border cargo shuttles from South Africa

2019-03-27 12:09

Towering piles of oil, tyres, biscuits, microwaves and toilet paper fill a small and damp Johannesburg basement – all destined for delivery to Zimbabwe by 'malayitshas'.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

2019-03-25 15:03

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

No plain sailing for Zim, but finance minister cautiously optimistic

2019-03-20 06:00

Zimbabwe Finance Minister sees inflation – currently at 59% – declining to 10% by the end of the year, banking on slowing down money supply, liberalisation of the exchange rate and other broader economic reforms.

'Major humanitarian emergency' after cyclone batters Southern Africa

2019-03-19 21:10

Rescue workers have been hard at work in trying to rescue affected people in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and lately Mozambique - which has now suffered a lot of fatalities.

Relief reaches Zimbabwe's cyclone survivors as death toll rises

2019-03-19 10:37

Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe have picked up pace in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai's trail of destruction, with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing.

At least 24 dead, over 100 missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

2019-03-16 13:29

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique.

Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge

2019-05-15 09:14

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing a new charge of assault, which stems from an incident with her housekeeper.

Zimbabwe acquits 7 unionists arrested ahead of protests

2019-04-26 14:45

A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country's main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyers said.

Zim's new currency has shed 20% since introduction

2019-04-01 08:49

Zimbabwe's local currency, the RTGS dollar, has shed more than 20% since its introduction in late February as the availability of foreign currency on the formal market remains subdued.

WATCH: Aid finally reaches Zimbabwe's 'death' village 12 days after cyclone as search for bodies continue

2019-03-28 19:43

Survivors in Machongwe village rushed for aid this week, 12 days after the cyclone hit, putting aside a search that is now less about finding survivors and more about properly burying bodies.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

2019-03-20 13:05

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.

WATCH: More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

2019-03-18 12:40

More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.

SEE: Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 140

2019-03-16 17:42

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

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