Govt lacks capacity to curb labour abuses

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa A lack of adequate labour inspectors has been pinpointed as one of the reasons why there is the prevalence of gross labour abuses in Zimbabwe. According to a report released by the Human Rights Watch titled ‘Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe’, the country has about 120 labour inspectors and that most workers on farms have never …

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Govt lacks capacity to curb labour abuses

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa A lack of adequate labour inspectors has been pinpointed as one of the reasons why there is the prevalence of gross labour abuses in Zimbabwe. According to a report released by the Human Rights Watch titled ‘Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe’, the country has about 120 labour inspectors and that most workers on farms have never …

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Govt not committed to fighting malnutrition

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition (ZCOSUNA) says the country’s national budget allocations is evidence enough that government is not committed to fighting malnutrition. Malnutrition is generally the lack of proper nutrition caused by not having adequate food, not eating right foods or unable to use the food that one eats. According to health experts, malnutrition can lead to stunted growth, …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

By Buhle Tshavango PRIMARY and Second Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has been castigated by the National Assembly for introducing agriculture subject at primary school level without making provisions for teachers. According to the new primary and secondary education curriculum which came into effect in January of this year, agriculture is now an examinable subject from primary school level. Despite introducing the subject, Minister Dokora has …

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Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

By Buhle Tshavango PRIMARY and Second Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has been castigated by the National Assembly for introducing agriculture subject at primary school level without making provisions for teachers. According to the new primary and secondary education curriculum which came into effect in January of this year, agriculture is now an examinable subject from primary school level. Despite introducing the subject, Minister Dokora has …

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UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new …

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We created 2 million jobs already: Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu LABOUR and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze told Parliament that Zanu PF has already created the promised 2 million jobs. Zanu PF in its 2013 election manifesto, promised to create about 2.2 million to help reduce the country’s unemployment rate which is said to be around 89 percent. Lack of employment opportunities has affected the youths mostly as they constitute about …

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Stop persecuting white farmers, Mugabe told

By Daniel Chigundu AUTSRIALIA-based Herald columnist Reason Wafawarova has called on President Robert Mugabe to stop persecuting about 73 white farmers said to be in Mashonaland East Province. Addressing a youth rally in Marondera President Mugabe said government will be acquiring 73 farms that are still owned by white farmers and redistribute them to unemployed youths in the province. Writing on his Facebook page, Wafawarova …

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