Man loses finger in machete attack

Two machete wielding Shurugwi men are set to appear in the local court after they attacked a fellow patron at a local night spot, resulting in the victim losing a finger. The duo, Joseph Maseko and Renford Maresa who reside in Makusha in Shurugwi were arrested on the 20th of May at Danny Night Club […]

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Chrome miners lament VID charges

Small Scale Chrome miners have lamented the exorbitant fees charged by the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) when exporting the mineral saying the development is affecting production in the sector. According to a paper prepared by the Confederation of Zimbabwe Small Scale Chrome Miners (CZSSCM) member, Lindiwe Mpofu, VID weighbridges command an average of $60 per 34-tonne trucks […]

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Zesa allays load shedding fears

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority has entered into a payment plan to settle the debt it owes to its South African and Mozambican suppliers.   In an interview with YAFM News, the local power utility’s Public Relations Manager Fullard Gwasira allayed fears that the country is likely to experience crippling power shortages after the ESKOM […]

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Chidhakwa praises YA FM

Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Walter Chidhakwa has applauded YA FM for being an authoritative voice in disseminating information on mining issues.  Speaking at workshop organised by the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA) and Third World Network in Harare, Minister Chidhakwa praised the station for its timely response during the floods experienced in Mberengwa. […]

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Bimha makes U-Turn on SI 64

The Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha has made a u-turn on earlier reports that the government intends to scrap off statutory instrument 64 which bans the importation of certain products citing that it was implemented to promote industrialization.  Speaking at a familiarization tour of Hanawa Superfoods Private Limited Company in Harare yesterday, Honourable […]

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Todal`s Bokai concession to start operations

Bokai Concession in Chachacha is set to start operating after cabinet approved Luxembourg registered Eurasia Resources Group’s takeover of Todal Mining. Todal is the mining company, which holds the rights to the platinum rich Bokai concession in Zvishavane. Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa said Cabinet was unhappy about the practice where investors acquired […]

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Mbuya Nehanda school to get boarding facilities

Minister of Primary and Secondary education Dr Lazarus Dokora has confirmed that government has accepted a request by villagers in Mberengwa East constituency to upgrade Mbuya Nehanda High School into a boarding school. The school, the only Government High School in the constituency, when upgraded, will be the first boarding school in the area. Dr […]

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Use it or lose it, govt warns mining firms

Government has warned large mining companies that it could repossess unused mining claims and redistribute them to small-scale miners in a bid to increase mineral output.   An official document distributed to mining houses attending the Chamber of Mines conference in Victoria Falls last week outlined that government will “implement the use it or lose […]

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ZINWA rations Gwanda water

Zimbabwe National Water Authority has introduced a stringent water rationing regime in Gwanda after the local authority failed to settle its debt. ZINWA spokesperson Majorie Munyonga told YAFM news that the local authority will have their water allocation rationed until they agree on a payment plan. ZINWA disconnected water supplies to Gwanda to force the […]

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Former Shabani Mine workers weigh in on mine revival talks

Former Shabani Mine employees have cast doubts at the prospect of the mine reopening soon amid government`s insistence that it is reviving operations at the asbestos mine. One former employee who spoke to YAFM news on condition of anonymity said while the idea of reviving the mine is noble, there are a lot issues that […]

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