Month: July 2017

Let’s meet the mountain people

For those in the city, building a homestead in the hill suburbs is a show of financial influence but in the land of the mountains, Manicaland, houses are built on whatever space available. Manicaland is known as ‘Kumakomoyoo’ meaning the land of the mountains. The mountains have presented a picturesque scenery for nature lovers and among the captivating sights are houses perched on mountain tops in areas such as Honde Valley, Chimanimani, Hauna or Nyanga. For many mountain climbing is taken as a hobby and that adventure is not only fitness demanding but one where interaction with the wildlife...

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Zim commemorates World Rangers Day

Zimbabwe has joined the rest of the world in marking the World Ranger Day with calls for a coordinated approach in conversation of the wildlife if the country is to achieve its goal of being the world global leader in wildlife conservation. They are on the front line in the fight to protect the wildlife and directly involved in the battle to safeguard the elephants and rhinos from the well-armed poachers. Despite the dangers they face every day in this profession the game rangers continue to commit themselves towards the noble effort of preserving the country’s heritage. The brave...

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Upcoming artists cry foul

The journey to become a successful artist is usually a challenging experience for most aspiring artists as too often they have to compete with well established artists. Most artistic ventures require high capital outlay with a significant sum of the costs being incurred before any revenues can be earned. ZBC News caught up with some of the upcoming artists in gospel, hip-hop and Zimdancehall genres in the capital who revealed that most aspiring musicians in the music industry have been frustrated by the challenges encountered and have given up on their dreams. While it is every musician’s wish to...

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Calls to increase investment in water research

Zimbabwe and the other developing countries attending the 5thChina-Africa Water Forum have been challenged to increase investments and efforts in water research and development in line with the vision to ensuring universal access to safe and affordable water. Zimbabwe is hosting the 5thChina-Africa Water Forum which seeks to, among other things, come up with strategies aimed at enhancing management and sustainable water resources management as well as promotion of closer collaboration between Africa and the Asian economic powerhouse China in water management. In his official opening address Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo...

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National fencing programme hailed

The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) says the perimeter fence between Gweru and Bulawayo road has this year completely eliminated road accidents involving animals. This comes as financial challenges are stalling progress in completing the national fencing programme of major roads. The Gweru-Bulawayo road used to record one accident involving animals in every two days and a total of 732 accidents involving animals were recorded from January 2014 to December 2016. TSCZ managing director, Mr ObioChinyere said after the completion of the programme in January this year, no accident involving animals was recorded. He revealed that progress in...

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Industrial index spurs ZSE

The industrial index opened the week on a higher note after gaining 1.19 points to close at 203.25 points with the mining went up 3.99 points to close at 69.44 points. Simbisa advanced by.50 cents to trade at 25.00 cents, Econet put on 0.82 cents to end at 40.00 cents while Seedco added 0.75 cents to 139.00 cents. Axia was up by 0.50 cents to close at 12.50 cents whilst Padenga was 0.15 cents stronger at 27.90 cents. There were no trades in the negative while British American Tobacco, Afdis, FBC Holdings and Innscor traded unchanged at 1805.00 cents,...

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10 netballers to represent Zim at COSSASA

10 netballers were selected at the just ended under 17 Stella Netball tournament to represent Zimbabwe at the Confederation of Secondary School Sports Associations (COSSASA) games slated for Lesotho on the 28th of August. The girls who include a quartet from winners Sikhulile will miss the National Youth Games since the COSSASA games will run concurrently with the rebranded National Youth Games. The selected netballers include netballer of the moment, goal attacker Mitchel Muzanenamho, goal shooter NicoliaMuzanenamho, center Primrose Moyo, NtandoSibanda all from fromSikhulile, the trio of Selina Kurirevu, Lisa Tanyanyiwa, ManziniMuvembi from Pamushana High School in Masvingo, goal...

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All set for Mazowe Valley Agric show

Over 30 companies have confirmed their participation at this year’s Mazowe Valley Agricultural show set for Bindura from the 2nd to the 5th of September. Preparations for the 2017 edition of the Mazowe Valley Agricultural show to be held from Wednesday to Saturday this week are progressing well and exhibitors are already putting final touches on their stands. Mazowe Valley Show Society chairman, Mr Christopher Chingwaru said besides an overwhelming number of corporate companies taking part over 400 small farmers are also expected to exhibit their produce. Legendary sungura musician, Alick Macheso will make part of the entertainment lined...

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Calls for national book policy

The 34th edition of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) kicked off this Monday (today) in Harare amid calls for the government to prioritise the formulation of a national book policy that will deal with all elements of book production, dissemination and use in a comprehensive manner. The process requires dialogue and close collaboration between government, publishers and all other component constituencies of the book chain if the country is to eliminate the menace of book pirates. For literature lovers and those in the academia the 2017 edition of the ZIBF will definitely be the place to be. While...

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Africa Youths in Tourism preps on course

Preparations for the upcoming inaugural Africa Youths in Tourism set for Bulawayo from the 6th to the 9th of September are well on course with organisers stressing the need to take advantage of the event to empower the young people. The event is expected to host over 1000 delegates drawn from the African continent. It will play a pivotal role in empowering youths in the tourism sector. Already a number of African countries have confirmed their participation with indications China, Russia and other Arabic countries have also been invited to the conference. The national chairperson of the Zimbabwe Youths...

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