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Adam Molai Savanna Tobacco Zimbabwe

Adam Molai Savanna Tobacco Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s business icon shares his views on Africa, cigarette smuggling allegations and perceived political connections. Adam Molai has gone from being one of the guinea pigs for Zimbabwe’s racial integration programme in 1978, where he was one of the first black students in a school …

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Exclusive interview with #Zimbabwe businessman Genius Kadungure, Founder Pioneer gas

Genius Kandungure, also known as Ginimbi opened his first company Pioneer Gas in Harare, Zimbabwe, which generated good income and put him on a good footing print to buy Quick Gases in Botswana in which He is currently the only shareholder. With the success of his companies he decided to …

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South Africa ATM machine entrepreneur Marc Sternberg makes a fortune in Zimbabwe

It wasn’t too long ago that Zimbabwe was facing a crisis of extreme inflation that left the economic and business landscape broken. In 2008 hyperinflation in Zimbabwe was recorded at a peak of 231 million per cent and the country, once dubbed the breadbasket of sub-Saharan Africa, saw businesses collapse …

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Zimbabwean Susan Deiters runs successful upmarket restaurant in Nairobi

At the height of Zimbabwe’s political turmoil, Susan Deiters (29) fled the country and settled in Kenya. Four years on, the Zimbabwean is not languishing at some refugee camp, instead she is running Café Des Arts, a restaurant in Nairobi’s upmarket Gigiri estate, serving top diplomats and expats. The restaurant is …

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#Zimbabwe Business Coach Godfrey Madanhire makes millions in South Africa

American comedian Demetri Martin once defined a life coach as “a really expensive friend with limited credentials”. That was almost a decade ago, and coaches are still the butt of many jokes today. Yet the industry has continued to grow massively, defying the eye rolls to make millionaires out of …

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Businessman Simbarashe Mhuriro brings electricity to rural Zimbabwe

Nearly 80% of Zimbabwe’s rural households do not have access to electricity, and even those connected to the grid face frequent outages. Simbarashe Mhuriro In 2013 Zimbabwean entrepreneur Simbarashe Mhuriro (30) partnered with a Swiss-German renewable energy company to develop grid-connected solar plants. Their joint venture, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe, is …

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Zimbabwe entrepreneur Freddie Shava launches African Heritage Clothing in Ghana

Winston Churchill once said success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. BY NDAMU SANDU Zimbabwean entrepreneur Freddie Shava thought he had arrived when he bought into an advertising agency in Ghana. He was to lose that firm, dusted himself and started …

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Benefits of renting over buying a property

Benefits of renting over buying a property Reporter: For some, buying a new house or apartment doesn’t quite fit into their budget, so naturally the next option is renting. Let’s take a look at what right you have as a potential tenant, and how this process works. So where exactly …

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#Zimbabwe ex-central bank governor Gideon Gono tells all

Dr Gideon Gono, who retired in December 2013, after a 10-year tenure as governor of the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, was at the forefront of the country’s fight to survive crippling economic sanctions. How Zimbabwe survived the sanctions is the story told here in graphic detail, …

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