We have great expectations, but Mthuli has failed us before: Masarira

By Staff Reporter Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira says her party is expecting positives from the 2020 National Budget that is going to be presented in Parliament this Thursday (14 November 2019) despite the misfiring of the previous ones. Minister Mthuli Ncube’s budget comes at a time when Zimbabwe is going …

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Will the BAZ board live up to the promise?

By Own Correspondent The new Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) board that was recently inducted faces a daunting task of trying to convince people that they will deliver on their promises especially issuance of radio and television licences. While the board deserves a chance, they will, however, need to work hard to come out of …

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Will the BAZ board live up to the promise?

By Own Correspondent The new Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) board that was recently inducted faces a daunting task of trying to convince people that they will deliver on their promises especially issuance of radio and television licences. While the board deserves a chance, they will, however, need to work hard to come out of …

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Parliament has no power to enforce discipline

By Daniel Chigundu Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says Parliament of Zimbabwe has no power to enforce discipline on corrupt Ministers and government officials whom it would have exposed through its oversight function. Honourable Sibanda’s revelation comes on the back of numerous complaints from members of the public who have been accusing Parliament of …

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ZIMURA pleads with parliament to help them recover ZBC debt

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association on Thursday pleaded with parliament’s portfolio committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to help them recover more than $700k worth of royalties owed by the state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) since 2011. The association which has a membership of more than  3 600 artists revealed …

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Committee pleads for US$100m digitalisation funds

By Daniel Chigundu The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has appealed to both treasury and Parliament for the allocation of US$100 million to TransMedia for the completion of the digitalisation program. Digitalisation which has missed both the regional and international deadlines has so far gobbled about US$40 million and requires an …

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TransMedia cancels US$289K budget request

By Daniel Chigundu TransMedia will no longer be requesting for budgetary support from the 2019 national budget but will instead implement measures to collect what is owed by various broadcasters including ZBC. The broadcasting transmission company which had initially asked for a $289 000 budgetary support has the potential to raise enough resources from its …

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ZBC exposed in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu Broadcasting transmission signal carrier Trans Media Corporation says it has not been making a profit because ZBC has failed to pay for its services since 2009. Trans Media Corporation makes only US$568 000 per year for the broadcasting signal it offers to various companies that include Kwese, various radio stations and ZBC …

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Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users

By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]

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