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October 5, 2017

South Africa and Zimbabwe sign more agreements

South Africa and Zimbabwe on Tuesday signed several agreements, which they say will further improve relations between them.

The agreements are in the areas of energy, environment, information communications technologies and sports and recreation. They were signed during the second session of the Bi-National Commission, co-chaired by President Jacob Zuma and President Robert Mugabe in Tshwane.

These new agreements are an addition to the 40 bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) between the two countries.

In a communique issued after the bilateral talks, the two Presidents directed that these agreements be fully implemented, while outstanding [...]

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September 26, 2017

Banyana Banyana mentor pays tribute to her charges after winning Cosafa Women’s Championship

Banyana Banyana caretaker coach Desiree Ellis has paid tribute to her team’s gallant effort after they beat Zimbabwe 2-1 to win the Cosafa Women’s Championship crown on Sunday.

Thembi Kgatlana and Leandra Smeda scored in each half to help South Africa to their fourth Cosafa title at a packed Barbourfields Stadium.

“This is a special group of players‚” said Ellis‚ who also won the regional tournament as a player in 2002.

“Just when you think it’s finished they surprise you all the time.

“It’s unbelievable to now have achieved this as a coach 15 years later. “The technical (team) was also fantastic because we kept the players in one piece [...]

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March 29, 2017

Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe

At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said on Monday.

“We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Joseph Mberikunashe, malaria director in the ministry of health, told AFP.

Mberikunashe said 151 deaths and 89,261 malaria cases had been recorded in the past two months following heavy rains, which also caused deadly floods.

He said that while a rise in malaria cases was expected after the rains, some of the deaths may have been caused by delays in seeking medical [...]

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March 23, 2017

Zimbabwe: Vic Falls airport to boost tourism

The Zimbabwean government hopes to boost tourism to the Southern African country following the completion of $150m upgrade to Victoria Falls International Airport. The enhancements allow wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 planes, to land.

The development of the airport – which included increasing the length of the runway from 2.2km to 4km, building a new terminal complete with a new control tower and improving the surrounding road network – was funded by the China Export-Import Bank. The upgrade now means the airport can handle 1.2m passengers annually, up from 500,000 passengers per year.

Some African airlines, including South African Airways, [...]

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