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World without speech unimaginable, says Prof Moyo

“While we can imagine the World without a government it’s impossible to imagine it without speech. Happy World Press Freedom Day media folks!” Information, Media and Broadcasting Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo tweeted early morning on 3 May 2015. I gave him his first retweet. The United Nations General Assembly, according to WikiLeaks, declared May 3 […]

O-Level internship a pipe line dream

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education recently announced an ambitious move which will see Ordinary level students being sent for industrial attachment. The recent edition of The Sunday Mail published a front page article which stipulates that O-level pupils will go on industrial attachment after completing their ordinary level examinations while awaiting their results. […]

Is Our Government Criminal?

Last week I visited Mhondongori (Ward 5) in Runde in rural Zvishavane. We were having a dialogue on public participation in Community Share Ownership Trust Schemes established under the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act. During these conversations, an elderly lady requested that she ask a question. The question was decidedly off-topic but gravely important. Her question […]

Press freedom still a fantasy in Zimbabwe

Press freedom in Zimbabwe remains a mirage with governments’ reluctance to align media laws, monopolisation of the airwaves and exerting control over parts of the media being cited by media experts as interferences to a free press. This was revealed during the commemorations of the World Press Freedom Day held in the capital yesterday. The […]

Zimbabwean workers, a suffering lot

Analysing the plights of Zimbabwean workers in the media one is convinced that there are no labor courts in the country. The stories which are tear drawing, unbearable and heart-rending leaves one with many questions than answers. Recently National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) staff went on strike over 11 months without their salaries. On the […]

Commercialising consumption of water…

….residents speak against prepaid water meters MUTARE: Residents have come out guns blazing against proposed introduction of prepaid water meters saying this move is tantamount to commercialisation of the precious liquid guaranteed as a human right. Speaking at a dialogue meeting organised by a local resident association, expert panelist said prepaid meters were not assurance that […]

Bulawayo marches against #Xenophobia

South Africa, home to millions of African immigrants, have been hit by two spates of Xenophobic attacks, the first one in 2008 which left more than 60 people dead. The latest spate of violence have resulted in the death of seven people including three South Africans. Thousands others have been displaced and some had their […]

ZITF 2015 opens in Bulawayo

By Staff Reporter The country’s premier trade showcase, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) kicked off Tuesday in Bulawayo, with over 404 exhibitors from 19 countries participating. This year’s showcase which will be officially opened by Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday, is running under the theme, “Stimulating Trade, Seizing Opportunities to Accelerate Growth.” ZITF […]