Day: July 20, 2017

Calls for close linkages between industry, universities

There is need to be close linkages between industry and institutions of higher learning in order to ensure university leavers can go out and make a difference. These were the sentiments expressed during an interaction between universities and officials from the Ministry of Higher Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development held in Masvingo. The discussion on the need for tertiary institutions to tailor make their courses to address industrial needs continues to be a topical one. According to Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development, Dr Godfrey Gandawa, universities do not seem to be  in...

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Excitement grips rugby enthusiasts

With just hours before the big match between the Zimbabwe 15s and Kenya rugby sides, sports enthusiasts in the city have expressed their excitement at the opportunity to witness the test match set for Hartsfields rugby grounds in Bulawayo. All is set for what is expected to be a memorable and pulsating match between the Sables and the Simbas this Saturday with various stakeholders revealing their delight at the fact that the fixture will be staged in Bulawayo. As the ZBC News crew visited various centres to hear rugby fans’ thoughts about the match, enthusiasm and excitement characterised the...

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Zimparks receives anti-poaching equipment

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has received anti poaching equipment worth more than US$800 000 as it intensifies efforts to fight against poaching in the Zambezi Valley. Rhino Force general manager, Kurt Slight Hemmersbach handed over part of the anti poaching equipment to Zimparks which included a cessna 182 aircraft for surveillance, canoes and communication equipment. As part of their continued effort to stamp out wildlife poaching within the Hurungwe area more rangers will be trained. Poaching has been rife in Hwange and the Zambezi Valley where mostly elephants have been the target of poachers who are now...

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Suspected drug kingpin nabbed

Detectives from the CID drug section have nabbed a suspected drug kingpin and recovered an assortment of equipment for manufacturing narcotics. They also recovered a few grams of cocaine and a number of ecstasy tablets. Early this Thursday (today) morning detectives from the CID drug section swooped on unsuspecting 39 year old James Francis Joseline who has a dual British and Zimbabwean citizenship at number 7 Marion Close in Glen Lorne where he is a tenant at the cottage. Among those that were recovered include a pill making machine which makes up to a thousand pills per hour, 8.5...

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Killer tout convicted of culpable homicide

23 year old tout,  Archie Kundainazvo who on Tuesday evening ran over and killed a policeman in Chinhoyi, appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate Letween Rwodzi and was convicted on his own plea of guilty. He was charged with culpable homicide and driving without a valid licence. Kundainzvo who had no legal representation pleaded guilty to both charge and was remanded in custody to the 24th of July for sentence. According to the state outline, Kundainazvo  spotted  some  police officers as he tried to pick passengers at an undesignated pick-up point, panicked and sped off along Magamba Way in Chinhoyi, before...

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A sigh of relief for St Giles

It was a relief for beneficiaries who received wheel chair donations from the Rotary Club of Harare central together with their rotarians from Rotary Club of Fresno in Califonia. 75 of the 450 wheelchairs were given out to people from different provinces of the country at the St Giles rehabilitation centre. Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to the ZBC News said the donation is a blessing to them as they did not have the capacity to buy wheelchairs for themselves. Speaking on the official handing over of the wheelchairs, St Giles marketing and public relations officer, Salome Masauro...

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Harare wetlands under threat

Harare wetlands are under threat as land developers construct houses. This was established at a wetlands tour by the Mayor of Harare and Cde Kasukuwere in Harare. The city of Harare is located within the headwaters of the upper Manyame catchment basin and wetlands are the primary water source for the city. The vleis feed streams and rivers which flow down to the city’s supply dams 32km downstream to the south west, with that water being pumped back up to the city for household use. The City of Harare has interjected against land developers who are building houses as...

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Calls for more vocational training centres

Zanu PF youths from Matabeleland North Province have expressed optimism that with more vocational training centres, the youth can explore available natural resources to contribute to the national economy. Matabeleland North Province is endowed with vast natural resources ranging from minerals, wildlife, timber, fisheries and tourist attractions, all contributing significantly to the growth of the economy. However, the majority of them have no pre-requisite skills to explore natural resources and manage businesses. Zanu PF youths Cde Wellington Tagarira and Cde Allan Nyakuwarwa believe the establishment of youth training centres will equip young people with the skills and experience in their areas of interest so that they are able to take advantage of the natural resources. According to Zanu PF acting youth secretary for administration, Cde Jusa Zakariah, it is unfortunate that the province does not have vocational training centres which are seen as the tool that can equip young people with skills to embark on value addition projects. “If you look at the youth now yes they may say they want loans to start businesses but most of them need training first because they have no skills to process the natural resources into finished products. So before we talk of loans, let us make sure we have the right skills then that way we can contribute positively to the economy as youths,” he said. The call for vocational training...

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Warriors squad to be named tomorrow

The Zimbabwe national soccer team has a huge task with key players Ocean Mushure and Talent Chawapiwa set to be missing in action in Sunday’s must win CHAN qualifier at the National Sports Stadium. It promises to be a tough battle for Zimbabwe’s Warriors who play Namibia in the face of a series of challenges heading into Sunday’s do or die tie. Dependable captain Mushure is set to miss Sunday’s game due to injury with COSAFA star player Chawapiwa likely to be absent as he joins Baroka FC in South Africa for a trial stint on Saturday. Gerald Takwara...

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Men implored to fight against HIV

The unequal power relationship between females and males has been cited as one of the root causes for the persistent spread of HIV and AIDS. Culture has remained a key determinant of the gender power relationships and a vehicle through which gender inequalities and the subordination of women are perpetuated and justified. Every human being is at risk of contracting HIV and AIDS. However, men’s vulnerability is increased by their patterns of behaviour, modes of socialisation, peer pressure and to an extent cultural practices. The urgent need for solutions to the problem of gender inequality has seen a local...

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