Day: August 3, 2017

RDZ launches global five-year strategy

A new global five-year strategy that seeks to transform the lives young people in Zimbabwe and beyond has been launched in the capital. Youths will no longer wait or depend on aid or government’ assistance. Restless Development Zimbabwe (RDZ) has launched a strategy for 2017 to 2021 which highlights how youths can be key drivers in achieving a level playing field in sustainable development. Some of the goals include enhancing leadership and sexual rights for the youths. One of the beneficiaries Munyaradzi Mhike welcomed the initiative saying it gives youths full participation and enables them to master their own...

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Grazing land squabbles erupt in Gokwe

A storm is brewing in Gokwe between the Njelele community and the resettled farmers in Mapfungautsi forests over grazing land. Villagers from Chief Njelele area are accusing families settled in the once densely populated forests of Mapfungautsi of denying them firewood and fresh water. The villagers allege once their livestock stray into the forests for grazing the resettled farmers axe them adding they have also opened vast tracks of land for agricultural activities leaving very little land for grazing. This has seen livestock from Njelele area grazing along the highway posing risks of causing accidents. The villagers from Chief...

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Zim Africa High receive ICT equipment

Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister, Supa Mandiwanzira has applauded the Johane Masowe Church for adopting ICTs in ensuring development. Speaking after handing over laptops to the Johane Masowe Vadzidzi VaJeso Church run school Zimbabwe Africa High School led by Mudzidzi Majinesta, affectionately known as Madzibaba Wimbo (Aaron Mhukuta) at the school in Madziva Mashonaland Central Province, Minister Mandiwanzira saluted President Robert Mugabe for championing ICT development in schools and pledged to continue supporting the church as a token of appreciation for their continuous support to the President and Zanu PF. The ICT minister handed over 25...

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Command soya bean production hailed

The Stock Feed Manufacturers Association (SFMA) has welcomed the launch of the command soya bean production and expressed their readiness to partner government and other stakeholders in the value chain. They say that a boost in soya bean production is a boost in stock feed manufacturing business. Chairman of SFMA, Mr Israel Shingayi Muchuchu said local soya bean production complimented by the local production of maize will cut their raw materials import bill by over 80 percent. Except for premixes and micro nutrients which comprise vitamins and minerals and other additives the sector has not imported any stock feed...

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Sables depart for Africa Gold Cup encounter

The Zimbabwe rugby team, the Sables today left for Central Africa where they will clash against Uganda in an Africa Gold Cup encounter on Saturday. An embarrassing defeat at home to Tunisia last weekend has left the Sables under pressure to bounce back and restore some pride when they face the Cranes. The availability of captain Denford Mutamangira is a boost for the Sables with Matthew Mandioma also drafted into the squad which was announced yesterday. Fly half Leniance Tambwera is also back into the Sables fold after injury kept him out of the game in which Zimbabwe lost...

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Students welcome PASSAF

Students from various schools in Harare Metropolitan Province have commended the first ever provincial annual science, sports and arts festival (PASSAF) under the new education curriculum for primary and secondary schools held today at Prince Edward School in the capital PASSAF was conceived as a way to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the new primary and secondary education curriculum which sought to revamp the colonial education system. Students who are participating at the festival showcased their talents and skills in different ways. Participants were drawn from disciplines such as athletics, volleyball, rugby, basketball, different arts, drum majorettes, music...

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Exports rake in $4.9 billion

Zimbabwe has generated exports worth US$4.9 billion since the introduction of the five percent export incentive scheme in May last year, representing a 14 percent increase on foreign currency receipts. The government introduced a five percent export incentive scheme as a way of promoting productivity within the domestic economy while at the same boosting local firms’ competitiveness on the international market. The facility was backed by a US$200 million fund from Afreximbank with local exporting companies being paid a five percent export bonus scheme in bond notes which have reached US$175 million in circulation. Presenting the mid-term monetary policy...

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Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela dies

Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela has died. Masilela, who played the role of Sifiso Ngema on the popular e.tv soapie, died after being shot in an attempted hijacking on Wednesday evening. According to Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele they are investigating a case of murder and attempted hijacking. Two men also died in the attempted hijacking. Masilela and a friend were sitting in a white golf 7 on Wednesday night when they were approached by a black jeep and two occupants tried hijacking them. Masilela tried to drive off and was shot. Gauteng police said they are now hunting...

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REF electrifies 8890 rural institutions

The Rural Electrification Fund has so far electrified 8890 institutions nationally. REF Projects Executive Director Engineer Batsirai Machamire revealed this during the commissioning of electricity at Chirozva Primary School in Buhera District. Seventy-two primary schools and 43 secondary schools have been electrified in Manicaland province, while 21 rural health centres have been electrified to date, according to REF Manicaland Provincial Manager Engineer Joseph Magadze. The Minister of Energy and Power Development Dr Samuel Undenge, is the guest of honour at the commissioning. The just completed rural electrification master plan and the national renewable energy policy will accelerate the rural...

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Mat South Presidential Youth Interface date set

The Matabeleland South Presidential Youth Interface Rally will be held on Saturday 12 August at Pelandaba stadium in Gwanda. The announcement was made today by Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanai Chipanga during a press conference. “As the Zanu PF Youth League National Executive would like to advise the youth league in Matabeleland South and the entire party leadership in the province that we are going to have a provincial interface for youths and His Excellency the President on the 12th of August at Pelandaba stadium in Gwanda. “We would like to urge members of the youth...

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