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Amplats to transfer 51% of Zimbabwe mine to locals

Amplats has agreed to transfer majority of its Unki mine in Zimbabwe to locals, following pressure from President Robert Mugabe's government.

Zim inflation increases, growth expectations low

Zimbabwe may cut its economic growth projections for this year, while inflation forecasts could be higher than previously expected, says Tendai Biti.

Zim court fines activists for anti-Mugabe plot

Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos were fined $500 and sentenced to community service, rather than 10 years in prison.

Zim to probe foreign firms over ownership law

Zimbabwe is due to probe firms to establish their level of compliance with a law that forces them to sell at least 51% of shares to Zimbabwe locals.

Zimbabwe raises electricity tariffs by 31%

Zimbabwe's electricity regulator has ordered a 31% tariff increase, to ensure the state-owned power utility Zesa's stays profitable.

Zimbabwe gives foreign firms empowerment ultimatum

Zimbabwe's government has given foreign firms an ultimatum to submit plans on how they propose to transfer majority stakes to local owners.

IMF: Zim economy buoyant, more reform needed

Zimbabwe's economy will grow for the second successive year in 2010 due to positive policies and strong commodity prices, the IMF said on Monday.

Zim constitutional-reform process ‘not credible’

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai says violence and intimidation by the military are hindering attempts to write a new constitution.

Tsvangirai reshuffles MDC posts in Cabinet

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai axed ministers from his MDC party from the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Zim meets diamond trade standards, says monitor

Zimbabwe has met minimum conditions set by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and could start exporting the precious stones.

Zimbabwe to appeal acquittal of Tsvangirai ally

Zimbabwe will appeal the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a top ally of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, in a terrorism trial, a state prosecutor has said.

Mugabe: No halt to local ownership in Zim

President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe had not suspended its drive to transfer control of foreign firms to local black Zimbabweans.

Mugabe celebrates birthday amid distress

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 86th birthday on Saturday with a lavish party as the economy struggles to recover from crisis.

Mugabe defends local takeover of Zim firms

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has defended his government's drive to transfer majority control of foreign-owned firms to local black Zimbabweans.

Zimbabwe strike forces Bennett trial delay

The trial of Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett was postponed indefinitely as court workers joined a wage strike by government employees.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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