Zimbabwe – 18 July 2014

SA Says Zimbabwe Permits Decision in August
SOUTH Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has revealed he will announce a decision on the fate of special work permits for Zimbabweans next month.
Gigaba was addressing parliament in Cape Town on his department’s Budget Vote on Tuesday. All Africa.

‘SADC Summit Preps On Track’
Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi’s full address to the media yesterday on preparations for the 34th Sadc Summit to be held in Victoria Falls next month.
We thought we should get together just to give you a briefing on the preparations for the hosting of the Sadc Summit which is only a month away. allAfrica

‘EU to resume direct cooperation with Zim’
For Zimbabwe to regain the confidence of its international partners and the rest of the global business community, it must correct the negative perception and alleviate the so-called “country risk” currently stifling its economy, a French diplomat has said. The Zimbabwe Mail

$800 million gold smuggled every month
The figure is stated in an unofficial document produced by a private citizen has been forwarded to Vice President Joice Mujuru, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, several other ministries, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The nation is currently reeling under an acute cash crunch and a debt of $9.9 billion.The Zimbabwean