Day: July 14, 2017

Marondera women adopt ZIM ASSET

Women in Marondera say they have adopted ZIM ASSET under the food and nutrition cluster and it has paid dividends. Women from Marondera East who were at Dimbe Secondary School for the International Women’s Day say they have managed to feed their families by engaging in income generating projects under ZIM ASSET and have also fed their families improving their nutrition. Zanu PF Mashonaland East Women’s League chairperson, Cde Mary Jonasi said women should take advantage of various government programmes to empower themselves. The women exhibited products they have as part of their empowerment programmes. Marondera East legislator, Cde Jeremiah Chiwetu, Zanu PF Central Committee members, Cde Daisy Taguma and Felistas Muranda and members of the provincial executive led by chairman, Cde Bernard Makokova graced the...

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Women’s hair central to their social status

When it comes to hair, all women can relate, women’s hair is central to their social status as it speaks of femininity, identity, freedom and beauty among other messages. Hair styles are a reflection of an identity and many women feel that a bad hair day equals a bad day. When a woman’s hair is too fine, too frizzy, too dry, turning grey or falling out, her self-esteem is seriously affected. This deep personal relationship between hair and self-esteem is evident throughout history. Some prefer to keep it natural others put chemicals while some will make do with artificial hair. A snap survey by the ZBC News in Harare however revealed the natural look has become trendy with most women professional and non-professional now confident in their natural hair. While some feel foreign wigs, synthetic hair and relaxers means artificial beauty there are women who feel natural hair is not too fashionable. Commenting on the hair debate, men say women and their hair is a discourse they would rather not entertain but one sure fact is women’s hair is a costly project. It is a woman thing they say, but the question on whether the African woman is much more beautiful in her natural hair form is an issue best answered by the beholder, for they say ‘beauty is in the eyes of the...

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State universities staff games underway in Bindura

Over 600 athletes and officials are participating at the Chancellor of Zimbabwe state universities staff games currently underway in Bindura. A total of nine state universities are participating at this year’s edition   of the Chancellor of Zimbabwe state universities staff games at Bindura University of Science Education. The athletes are competing in various sporting disciplines among them soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, athletics, pool, darts and table tennis. Aimed at promoting unity among state universities, the games are also held annually to celebrate the great achievements made in the education sector according to the chairperson of the games, Ready Forward Dube. Running under the theme, “Promoting Human Capital Through Sport”, the 6th edition of the Chancellor of Zimbabwe state universities staff games will end...

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Tertiary institutions key in sports development

Tertiary institutions remain the missing link in the development of local sport as the learning bodies continue focusing on producing quality academics while marginalising sport. Sport must always remain a crucial element in enhancing livelihood and its promotion remain critical even at tertiary level said Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, Dr Benson Dube. Dr Dube who was representing his minister during the Solusi University sports and recreation day noted tertiary institutions hold the missing link to bridge schools sport and the national level. Dean of students at the Seventh Day Adventist run institution, Dr Christopher Thebe revealed that it is the university’s desire to produce a healthy wholesome graduate that could be of benefit to the community they serve. Students from the university’s various faculties tussled it out in sport codes that included football, netball, basketball, volleyball as well as indoor recreational...

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Chapatarongo Secondary School science laboratory commissioned

A US$35 000 science laboratory has been commissioned at Chapatarongo Secondary School in Nyamasara village of Nyanga. The classroom block was a community initiative and World Vision partnered with school development committee in completing this eye-catching structure. School children and parents who spoke to ZBC News said they supported the building of the laboratory by providing available resources and labour and today it is a dream come true as they will now be able to access education. World Vision Zimbabwe integrated programmes director, Mr Kumbulani Ndlovu said it is everyone’s hope and desire that this laboratory will benefit all children and motivate them to take science subjects just like their urban counterparts. World Vision team commended the Nyamasara  community, the school, local leadership and government departments for unity of purpose as exhibited by the construction of this classroom...

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Raw effluent discharged into Sakubva river

A potential health hazard is looming in Mutare district where revelations have emerged that council is discharging raw effluent into Sakubva river. Incessant rains destroyed a sewer pipe leading to the discharge that has been going on for months now. Heavy water pollution due to massive raw sewer discharged into Sakubva river is posing a serious health threat as downstream communities depend on the water source for domestic usage. The sewer pipe from Mutare Farm Prison has been discharging toxic for months and Sakubva water is now discoloured due to pollution. Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene has expressed grave concern over council inefficiency and issued a two week ultimatum ordering the city fathers to correct the situation. City of Mutare engineer, Donaldson Nyatoti said the local authority has already mobilised resources to address the situation saying the two week deadline will be met. Mutare Town Clerk, Mr Joshua Maligwa was quick to concede there was an infrastructural lapse. Remedial action will require new pillars to be constructed in order to support the new pipe...

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Prosecutor General nomination closes

The nomination process to select the country’s next Prosecutor General closed today. Deputy secretary of the Judicial Service Commission, Mr Walter Chikwana confirmed the process has closed and names of the candidates to participate in the interviews in public will be published soon. A senior lawyer Mr Terrence Hussein said he is expecting women to be part of the process in order to address gender balance in the justice delivery system. Other legal experts said the office must be administered by a person of integrity in order to curb corruption in the justice delivery...

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Govt reaffirms commitment to freedom of expression

Government has reiterated its commitment to freedom of expression and cautioned the media from propagating hate speech and spreading malicious stories. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Christopher Mushowe said while government supports freedom of expression media must act responsibly and avoid propagating hate speech and spreading unsubstantiated stories as these have potential to create disharmony within communities. His remarks come against a backdrop of massive growth of the electronic media especially radio which has provided people with a platform to exercise their rights such as freedom of expression. Gweru officially launched 98.4 fm with Midlands Minister of...

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NSSA buys Mungoshi books worth US$1000

The 2013 edition of the Charles Mungoshi book titled “Branching Streams Flow in the Dark” has been published. The book comes out at a time when the Mungoshi family has been seeking funding to assist the legendary writer with his medical bills following a stroke he suffered in 2010. Branching Streams Flow in the Dark, presents characters with compassion and sorrow as well as joy as they come to terms with the HIV disease. The book is an intriguing story of human resilience in the face of life’s daunting challenges. It brings out into the open the fragility of...

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ZSE ends week on a high note

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended the week on a high note despite thin volumes. The industrial index gained 0.36 points to close the week at 198.41 points as two counters gained ground while the mining index was unchanged at 69.19 points. Hippo added 2.50 cents to close at 85.00 cents while Axia put on 1.00 cents to trade at 12.00 cents. No counter traded in the negative. Week on week industrial index gained 0.48 points (0.24%). Bindura, Falgold, Hwange and RioZim remained unchanged. Week on week the mining index eased 0.79...

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