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Gospel Couple Turns to Gold Mining

Celebrated gospel couple, Mathias and Mildred Madzvivanzira, of the now defunct but once popular, Mathias and Mildred Ministries, have ventured into gold mining after the mines ministry issued them with a licence to operate a mine in Mudzi. Records at the Mashonaland East commissioner of mines offices in Marondera show that the couple have been granted a licence to venture into mining in the gold rich Makaha area in Mudzi district.

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Zimbabwe: Rainbow Tourism Eyes Growth

Hospitality group Rainbow Tourism Group is set to implement a number of growth strategies after resolving most of the legacy issues that were weighing down the business. RTG chief executive Mr Tendai Madziwanyika, who took charge of the group four years ago, said over the period they had successfully reduced staff costs, centralised procurement for all their hotels, which has resulted in huge saving and growth of the business. "When we came in 2012 we had 1 143 employees and today we have 670 employees, we halved the number of employees including senior management, which has seen our pay roll come down from $13, 9 million to $10,7 million.

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Govt Seeks New South African Electricity Supply Deal

A POWER deal between Zimbabwe and South Africa could not sail through this week after it emerged that an inter-ministerial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was meant to be signed on Monday had not been vetted by the Attorney-General (AG). The Financial Gazette can reveal that Energy and Power Development Minister, Samuel Undenge, was meant to seal the MoU in which Zimbabwe was to agree to purchase close to 600MW of excess power daily from Eskom, one of Africa's biggest power producers, for the next five to 10 years. The MoU was hurriedly put together over the weekend in Harare and was expected to be signed on Monday at Undenge's offices.

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Entrepreneur: Founder of Guns & Rain Julie Taylor

It was a roundabout path that brought entrepreneur Julie Taylor to her current role as founder of Guns & Rain, an online gallery and sales portal specialising in African art and showcasing emerging artists from the region.

In many ways this project was the perfect fit for an Oxbridge-educated anthropologist who made her mark as the communications lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Google. Guns & Rain is Taylor’s way of combining her disparate spheres of knowledge and experience with her passion for art. She says she also saw in it an opportunity to support African artists.

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