Government To Revive Datlabs And CAPS – Report

The Daily News Reports that the government has set its sights on reviving Datlabs and CAPS by engaging India and the United Arab Emirates partners.

Datlabs, a Bulawayo based Pharmaceutical company together with its Harare counterpart CAPS were the biggest players in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Zimbabwe needed not to export many drugs as the Pharmaceutical Industry was healthy because of these 2 giants.

Today Zimbabwe imports almost 80% of its drugs mainly from India, because the 2 giants have suffered a huge blow from the prevailing economic demise and foreign currency shortages. The government is now looking for investor from India and UAE.

Health and Childcare Minister Obadiah Moyo said

We want to revamp and capitalise our manufacturing industry startting with CAPS and companies that are there like Datlabs, Plus Five and Varichem.

Zimbabwe annual drugs needs are in access $400 a burden that can be eased if the pharmaceutical industry was performing well.

More: Daily News



Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

Harare formerly Salisbury is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is the seat of Government, the industrial hub and commercial centre for Zimbabwe. The city was founded by the Cecil John Rhodes-led Pioneer Column in 1890 and named Salisbury. The name was only changed to Harare... Read More About Harare


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One Comment on “Government To Revive Datlabs And CAPS – Report

  1. In 2002 CAPS exports contributed more than 60% of total sales. Most of the initiatives must appreciate that CAPS if properly revived can contribute to significant forex earnings. Our expectations is for the Minister to effectively lobby for revival of this company, this can be done even without a foreign investor

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