The Standard http://www.thestandard.co.zw Zimbabwe's Leading Sunday Newspaper Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:23:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Berita Khumalo meets Shingi Mangoma at Harare Jazz Festival http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/berita-khumalo-meets-shingi-mangoma-harare-jazz-festival/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/berita-khumalo-meets-shingi-mangoma-harare-jazz-festival/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:17:19 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927197 Zimbabwe’s two most promising female artistes South Africa-based beauty Berita Khumalo and another vivacious singer Shingi Mangoma will be part of the forthcoming Harare Jazz Festival scheduled for September 13 at Belgravia Sports Club.

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Govt needs comprehensive, timeous plan for electoral reforms http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/govt-needs-comprehensive-timeous-plan-electoral-reforms/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/govt-needs-comprehensive-timeous-plan-electoral-reforms/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:11:12 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927187 The Election Resource Centre (ERC) expresses its disquiet at the recent signing of the Electoral Amendment Bill into law by President Robert Mugabe as notified in the Government Gazette of August 22 2014.

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Zimbabwe’s opposition parties in disarray http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/zimbabwes-opposition-parties-disarray/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/zimbabwes-opposition-parties-disarray/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:09:52 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927192 Zimbabwe’s opposition parties are in serious disarray and are fast becoming irrelevant to the struggle for survival which the people are engaged in on a daily basis.

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A third way to view China deals http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/third-way-view-china-deals/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/third-way-view-china-deals/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:07:14 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927190 The full details of “mega deals” that President Robert Mugabe is said to have been signing during his state visit to China are yet to emerge.

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Final survey for Basel II next month http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/final-survey-basel-ii-next-month/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/final-survey-basel-ii-next-month/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:05:05 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927186 The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will conduct a final survey on the implementation progress of a new set of banking regulations before institutions go live in 2015.

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US$43 million boost for Comesa regional integration initiative http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/us43-million-boost-comesa-regional-integration-initiative/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/us43-million-boost-comesa-regional-integration-initiative/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:01:06 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927185 Comesa has received US$43 520 118,16 from the European Union to support regional integration and has invited its member states to apply for funds before the end of next month

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Mangudya goes back to basics http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/mangudya-goes-back-basics/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/mangudya-goes-back-basics/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:59:59 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927152 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya dispatched his maiden monetary policy statement to various stakeholders via e-mails, a departure from what Zimbabweans had been accustomed to in the past 10 years.

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‘99-year land leases not bankable’ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/99-year-land-leases-bankable/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/99-year-land-leases-bankable/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:55:42 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927182 Financial institutions have turned down a request by Matabeleland region farmers to accept as collateral their 99-year land leases in their loan applications.

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Premiership players take to soccer betting http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/premiership-players-take-soccer-betting/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/premiership-players-take-soccer-betting/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:52:31 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927180 Zimbabwe’s top footballers from Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clubs have gone into soccer betting to supplement their earnings.

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Poverty stalks urban dwellers http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/poverty-stalks-urban-dwellers/ http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/08/31/poverty-stalks-urban-dwellers/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:42:03 +0000 http://www.thestandard.co.zw/?p=210006720927151 Urban households are now making dietary adjustments as a coping mechanism to beat poverty in light of the increasing cost of the basic food basket.

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