Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Cultural experts across Africa say they are riled by their governments’ hesitation to implement cultural policies. Speaking recently at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC2017) held at the National Art Gallery, Stephen Chifunyise bemoaned the lack of political will, adding that most cultural policies are only on paper and not being implemented. “It is regrettable that most African countries still treat …

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Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

By Watmore Makokoba There is a fierce war of words and swords in Samambwa, Zhombe following a chieftainship wrangle between Samuel Samambwa and David Samambwa with the latter instigating violence to his brother after he had been erroneously installed and later stripped of the chieftainship. Samuel Samambwa who is younger than David is influencing villagers  to reject and denounce the newly appointed Chief whose reinstatement …

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Proposed Incubation Plan for Mugabe University [Full 18-page​ Document]

Establishment   of   the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University by Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science  and  Technology  D e v e l opment : 9 August 2017   Proposed Incubation Plan     Background     The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) will lead the process of incubating a University bearing a name of an iconic and the most distinguished leader and educationist with strong values …

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Spiderman Home-Coming, Or Spiderboy Home-Working

By Director Z / Tatenda Mbudzi Disclaimer: the following reviews, opinions will be extremely biased. BUT also come from a place of empathy, as the writer is a writer/director actor, and no-one ever sets out to make bad film. In most cases. PLUS the author has worked at a bunch of Hollywood Studios long enough […]

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[Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

This Monetary Policy Statement is issued in terms of Section 46 of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] which requires the Bank to issue a statement containing an evaluation of the monetary policy of the last preceding six months and a description of the policy measures to be followed by the Bank during the next succeeding six months. Download Mid Term Monetary Policy …

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Zhombe:​ We rarely see our MP Hon. Daniel Mackenzie Ncube

Watmore Makokoba As the political pot gets and hot and letting by each day towards the land mark 2018 elections, the rural electorate, often times not given a voice, have raised concerns about betrayal and neglect they have endured over the years under selfish misleading politicians.   Zhombe, one of the areas under Midlands province still under the yoke of under development even though people …

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What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

By Tariro Senderayi A proof of residence is a document confirming where you live – it needs to have both your full name and your address printed on it. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require …

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Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election

by Watmore Makokoba Civil society organisations have started ground work as they prepare for the Chiwundura National Assembly by-election in the Midlands Province on July 15, 2017. Download Chiwundura Constituency Profile The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) in Gweru on Thursday trained human rights volunteers to monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant …

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Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

by Open Parly Report Between a hard surface and a rock may be the perfect statement, to sum up, the situation Harare City Council has found itself in after yielding in to pressure for the Council to cancel their contract with Well Cash Debt collecting company. Despite the move being what ratepayers demanded, the council is owed over 650 million dollars and has somewhat crippled …

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Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

by Open Parly Report Between a hard surface and a rock may be the perfect statement, to sum up, the situation Harare City Council has found itself in after yielding in to pressure for the Council to cancel their contract with Well Cash Debt collecting company. Despite the move being what ratepayers demanded, the council is owed over 650 million dollars and has somewhat crippled …

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